The Bahá'í Faith in Brief
Being a Bahá'í means trying to serve humanity and working for peace. The Bahá'í Faith teaches that world peace is not only possible but inevitable. Humanity is on the threshold of adulthood, and it is the task of every human being to recognize the spiritual guidance through which the unification of humanity can be achieved.
According to Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith, the task of every new religion is to offer solutions to the problems of the age and to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization. Some of the values of the Bahá'í way of life include the equality of women and men, freedom from prejudices and the independent investigation of the truth, the harmony of science and religion, respect for nature, as well as finding solutions to common problems through constructive consultation.
The Bahá'í Faith has grown in a little over 150 years into the second most widely spread religion in the world. The Bahá'í Community consists of over 6 million people from 2100 ethnic groups and nationalities. The Bahá'í Faith offers a unique model of unity, and challenges everyone to investigate and promote the vision of the future expressed by its founder, Bahá'u'lláh: "The earth is one country, and mankind its citizens."
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