Welcome, from the Baha'i Community of Oak Park, Illinois.
The Baha'i Faith
The Baha'i Faith is an independent world religion found by Bahá'u'lláh in 1863. Today, the Baha'i Faith is practiced throughout the world by more than 5 million people of nearly every nationality and ethnic background. Baha'is are attracted to the Faith by the belief that we all belong to one human race, that all religions share a common source and aim, and that the long-awaited era of peace promised by God in the world's sacred scriptures is now within reach.
“Ye dwell in one world, and have been created through the operation of one Will. Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love.”
Bahá'u'lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, provided humanity with core principles, including:
- Elimination of all forms of prejudice
- Equality between men and women
- Harmony of science and religion
- Compulsory education
- Universal world peace
- Spiritual solutions to economic problems
What Baha'is Do
Baha'is are motivated to work side by side with all peoples to advance humanity in line with the core principles. Baha'is strive to unite friends and neighbors in service, prayer, and community building; from fostering the spiritual education of children to planning activities designed for social action.