God and the Divine Teachers

Bahá’í Writings

“To every discerning and illuminated heart it is evident that God, the unknowable Essence, the Divine Being, is immensely exalted beyond every human attribute, such as corporeal existence, ascent and descent, egress and regress. Far be it from His glory that human tongue should adequately recount His praise, or that human heart comprehend His fathomless… [Read More]

Bahá’u’lláh Declares His Mission

photo of white rose News

In 1863, Bahá’u’lláh first announced His Divine Mission as a Messenger of God during the 12 days He called the days of Paradise (i.e. “Ridván” which is pronounced rezz-von).  This event took place in a rose-filled garden full of singing birds, where family and friends stayed in large tents.  It was a brief interlude in… [Read More]

Kevin Locke Performs in Washington County


Kevin Locke, 1990 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow, Lakota Flute Player/Singer/Dancer/Storyteller, who is also a Bahá’í, will be giving 5 programs during the Washington County Libraries’ Art of the Story events. April 5, Sherwood Center for the Arts 7:00 pm: Story of Standing Rock (he was born on the Standing Rock reservation)… [Read More]

The Betterment of the World

Bahá’í Writings

“We have counseled all people, in the most clear and eloquent language, to adorn their characters with trustworthiness and godliness, and with such qualities as are conducive to the elevation of man’s station in the world of being. This Wronged One testifieth that the purpose for which mortal men have, from utter nothingness, stepped into… [Read More]


Bahá’í Writings

“We ask God graciously to grant that all may evince such fairness of character, such goodliness of deed and kindliness of word as will meet with His good pleasure. It hath been decreed that the citadels of men’s hearts should be subdued through the hosts of a noble character and praiseworthy deeds. Contention, discord, strife… [Read More]

Bahá’í Youth in the News

News, Neighborhoods

A recent Lake Oswego Review included two articles featuring young Bahá’ís of the area. “Powerful lessons” introduces the Ash Street Virtues Class and its founders and teachers seventh-grader Jada Badiyan and eighth-grader Julia Yazhari, who “teach classes that are inspired by faith but open to children of all faiths, and they focus on developing good… [Read More]

Bahá’ís Honor Jesus Christ

Bahá’í Writings

Bahá’ís 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… [Read More]