The Bahá’í Faith is the youngest among the indepenent religions of the world. Its Founder, Bahá’u’lláh (1817-1892), is considered by bahá’í the most recent in the succession of Messengers of God, which includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Krishna, Zoroaster, Christ, and Muhammad.
The central tenant of Bahá’u’lláh’s Message is that humanity is one, and that the time of its unification in a single, global society has come. God, Bahá’u’lláh says, set in motion forces that are removing the traditional barriers of race, class, belief, origin, and that will, in time, create a universal civilization. The main challenge of the people of the world is to accept their oneness and to contribute to the process of unification.
One of the goals of the Bahá’í Faith is to render this possible. A global community of about five million people, representative of most nations, races, and cultures, is working to put Bahá’u’lláh’s Teachings in practice.
Its experience will be a source of encouragement for all those who share the vision of humanity as one global family, and of the earth as its home.