The Baha’i Faith is a religion teaching the essential worth of all religions, and the unity and equality of all people. Established by Baha’u’llah in 1863, it initially grew in Persia and parts of the Middle East. It is estimated to have between 5 and 8 million adherents, spread out into many of the world’s countries and territories. The Baha’i faith regards the major religions as fundamentally unified in purpose, though varied in social practices and interpretations.
Baha’i Faith Quotations…
A fundamental teaching of Baha’u’llah is the oneness of the world of humanity. Addressing mankind, he says, “Ye are all leaves of one tree and the fruits of one branch.” By this it is meant that the world of humanity is like a tree, the nations or peoples are the different limbs or branches of that tree, and the individual human creatures are as the fruits and blossoms thereof.
The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.
My first counsel is this: Possess a pure, kindly and radiant heart, that thine may be a sovereignty ancient, imperishable and everlasting.