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The Promise of World Peace

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This letter was addressed to the peoples of the world by the Universal House of Justice, the international governing council of the Bahá'í Faith and its international community. Released in October 1985, on the eve of the United Nations International Year of Peace, The Promise of World Peace was presented to over 160 heads of [...]

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“TO LIGHT A CANDLE” Film Screenings

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February Events part 2 - All are invited! The 55-minute documentary film "To Light a Candle" by Maziar Bahari sparked the global "Education Is Not A Crime" campaign for universal access to higher education. The campaign has been endorsed by a string of Nobel laureates and other prominent figures around the world. The Baha’is are Iran’s [...]

Baha’i Teachings Honoring Jesus Christ

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Baha'is believe in the Sonship and Divinity of Jesus, and revere Him. Baha'u'llah glorified Jesus and His Divine mission: “...when the hour of the Revelation of Jesus drew nigh, a few of the Magi, aware that the star of Jesus had appeared in heaven, sought and followed it, till they came unto the city which [...]

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Free Baha’i E-books

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The Baha'i Writings are the foundation of the Baha'i Faith. Through regular study and reflection, their inspiration, exaltation, and guidance become a positive force in our lives. We are strengthened in making choices which are beneficial to ourselves and others. Baha'is believe that Baha'u'llah's writings are the Word of God, with spiritual power. He authenticated [...]

State Department Testimony on Treatment of Bahai’s in Iran & Forbes Magazine Story

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Mr. Kenneth Bowers, Secretary of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States, testified before the US State Department March 15th regarding of the treatment of the Baha'is in Iran. Here is a link to a ustream video recording of the hearing: (Mr. Bowers statement begins about 1:06:00, although there are references [...]

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Raising Children Free of All Prejudice

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The Baha'is in the Portland Metro area have developed a website for parents and those interested in raising a generation of ethical and moral children with a foundation in universal spiritual principles. We believe that each child is a "mine full of gems of inestimable value." Far from being a blank slate, each child already [...]