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The Baha'i Faith is only second to Christianity in its global spread. Baha'is can be found in nearly every country and territory throughout the world. The links below will give you a flavor of the diversity the Baha'is and their activities around the globe.

:: THE BAHA'I INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

:: THE BAHA'IS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

:: THE BAHA'I WORLD NEWS SERVICE

:: OTHER LINKS

 
         
 
             
             
             
         
  THE BAHA'I INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
   

The Baha'i World Web site, at www.bahai.org, represents the official presence of the Baha'i Faith on the World Wide Web. It is sponsored by the Office of Public Information of the Baha'i International Community. It includes pages that provide:

:: introductory information on the Baha'i Faith, its Central Figures and Institutions;

:: various theological subjects and passages from the Baha'i Sacred Writings;

:: an introduction to Baha'i activities around the world in such areas as social and moral development, human rights, and the advancement of women;

:: Baha'i statements on topics such as peace, global prosperity, international governance, and the future of humanity as one people.

This site is designed to accommodate English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

 
     
 
         
         
         
         
  THE BAHA'IS OF THE UNITED STATES
   

The Baha'i Faith is a recognized advocate for spiritual solutions based on the Teachings of Baha'u'llah on issues such as the elimination of all forms of prejudice with an emphasis on race unity, gender equality, the spiritual education of children, the importance of family cohesion, and the establishment of world peace.

The Baha’is participate extensively in activities aimed at the eradication of racism and racial discrimination. Many Baha'i communities have sponsored public meetings, conferences, summer schools, written newspaper articles, and developed radio programs and exhibits in support of the objectives of race unity.

Likewise, For more than a century American Baha'is have been involved in advancing the status of women and bringing to realization the principle of the equality of women and men through involvement with like-minded local and national programs and organizations. In 1998, the Baha'is of the United States released a statement on gender equality called "Two Wings of a Bird".

 
     
 
         
         
         
         
  THE BAHA'I WORLD NEWS SERVICE
   

The Baha'i World News Service reports on the activities, projects and events of the worldwide Baha'i community. It is an agency of the Baha'i International Community, a non-governmental organization that represents and encompasses the five million members of the Baha'i Faith.

Baha'is are active throughout the world in numerous networks and coalitions of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), focusing particularly on the advancement of the status of women, human rights, issues of prosperity and economic justice, and moral development. They are also deeply engaged in efforts to promote interfaith dialogue and joint action with other faith communities.

In its approach to news, the Baha'i World News Service seeks, in the words of Baha'u'llah, the Founder of the Baha'i Faith, to "reflect the deeds and the pursuits of divers peoples and kindreds" and to "enquire into situations as much as possible and ascertain the facts, then set them down in writing."

 
     
 
         
         
         
         
  THE BAHA'IS OF NEW YORK CITY
   

If you're a New Yorker wanting to know about the Baha'i Faith and what the New York City Baha'is are doing, this site is for you. You'll find the information contained on this site interesting and useful. Hopefully you will want to go to New York and meet the Baha'is in person at the Baha'i Center near Union Square.

The New York city Baha'is really put their beliefs into practice. They host regular Youth Coffeehouses and weekly Jazz concerts. They also host the Children's Theatre Company - a non-profit organization, provides not only a creative haven for children through theatre and arts, but also a 'think-tank' where values such as peace, racial harmony, and unity in diversity, are explored and indeed, celebrated.