Observing mankind’s history, we can notice a small number of Founders of religions Who, through Their Teachings, have given a meaningful contribution to society’s development. Among Them are Abraham, Moses, Krishna, Zoroaster, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, and others. Bahá’í believe that all those religions have the same origin, and are essentially chapters of one reality we can define as the religion of God.
Bahá’u’lláh, the latest of these Figures, left us spiritual and social teachings particularly useful for this day. His fundamental message is one of unity. In particular, He explained the oneness of God, the importance of unity within the family, and the extraordinary principle that religion is ultimately a single reality that is expressed through the many religious forms we know.
Bahá’u’lláh said: The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.
Founded over a century and half ago, the Bahá’í Faith has spread everywhere in the world. Members of the Bahá’í Faith live in over 100.000 localities, and belong to every nation, ethnic group, culture, profession, and social and economic class.
Bahá’í believe that mankind’s challenge is, today, to rediscover the spiritual dimension of the individual and to build a society able to produce and maintain a continuous state of true peace as well as collective and indiviudal progress.