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]

Trustworthiness

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]

Loving Kindness

Quotes

"Put into practice the Teaching of Bahá'u'lláh, that of kindness to all nations. Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path. . . . Let it be seen that you are filled with universal love. . . . In… [Read More]

God Will Answer Anyone

Quotes

"Spirit has influence; prayer has spiritual effect. Therefore, we pray, "O God! Heal this sick one!" Perchance God will answer. Does it matter who prays? God will answer the prayer of every servant if that prayer is urgent. His mercy is vast, illimitable. He answers the prayers of all His servants. He answers the prayer… [Read More]

Leaves of one branch

Quotes

"The primary foundation of the faith of God and the religion of God is this, that they should not make diverse sects and various paths the cause and reason of hatred. These principles and laws and firm sure roads appear from one dawning-place and shine from one dayspring, and these diversities were out of regard… [Read More]