Bahai's from various parts of the world

Founders and History

The Bahá’í Faith was founded in 1844 in Persia (Iran). It began with the mission of two Divine Messengers, the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh.

The distinct unity of the Faith that they founded stems from explicit instructions given by Bahá’u’lláh that have assured the continuity of guidance following His passing.

The line of succession, referred to as the “Covenant,” proceeded from Bahá’u’lláh to His Son ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, and from ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to His grandson Shoghi Effendi and the Universal House of Justice, an institution ordained by Bahá’u’lláh.


Teachings

​​The central principle of Bahá’u’lláh is the oneness of humanity. It is the hallmark of Bahá’u’lláh's Revelation and of His teachings.

Bahá’u’lláh taught that there is one God, Who has sent a succession of divine educators in the form of Prophets (or “Manifestations” of God), and the teachings of these Messengers have been the chief civilizing force in human society.

All of the great religions come from the same divine source, like a series of chapters in a book, and they have the same essential purpose: to guide and educate the peoples of the world.

Bahá’ís believe that humanity, after a long and turbulent adolescence, is reaching a stage of maturity in which its unification into a global and just society can finally be realized.


A World Community

Canadian Bahá’ís are part of a vibrant world community that is distinguished by its diversity and its unity.

While the Bahá’í Faith originated in 19th-century Persia, the worldwide Bahá’í community is today among the most diverse and widespread of any organized group of people on earth.

The community numbers more than five million members, resident in virtually every country and representing most of the planet's races, ethnicities, and cultures, including over 2,100 different indigenous origins.

Bahá’ís around the world study a common set of sacred writings, work to develop a similar pattern of community life, and look to a single international administrative system for continuing guidance.  Thus, the Bahá’í world community is a unified body with no sects.

This sense of unity is expressed in an abiding commitment among Bahá’ís to contribute to the spiritual and material prosperity of their communities and nations, animated by a vision of theoneness of humanity.

Who are Baha'is

​​Bahai's of Chatham-Kent

The Bahá’í Faith is an independent world religion that was founded in 1844 and has been present in Canada since 1898.

It is based on the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh, which emphasize the oneness of humanity, the oneness of God and the fundamental oneness of religion.

Canadian Bahá’ís come from diverse backgrounds and are dedicated to the promotion of a global society that reconciles the spiritual and materials aspects of life.

They work with their friends and neighbours to strengthen communities through the spiritual education of children, the empowerment of young people, the enrichment of the devotional character of community life, and the expansion of capacities for service.

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