Loving Kindness


“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


“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


“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]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program


On Sunday afternoon, January 17, 2016, at the Lake Oswego Public Library, a group of Lake Oswego Bahá’í children, junior youth, and youth, joined by some additional young friends, presented a program to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The young participants read a number of inspirational quotes by King, as well… [Read More]

Wilsonville Bahá’í Community News

Three friends enjoying the monthly gathering at Nine Star Ranch near Wilsonville. News

The Wilsonville Bahá’í community was recently featured in an article written by Jake Bartman for The Wilsonville Spokesman.  Mr. Bartman noted that when Bahá’ís choose administrators in their communities, there are no nominations or electioneering, in contrast to U.S. politics.  There are no individuals who are “designated spiritual authorities” but there are locally-chosen members of Local Spiritual… [Read More]

Newberg Service Project


Recently Bahá’ís and friends in Newberg, Yamhill County, and surrounding areas surpassed a service goal.  It was decided to assemble 10 supply kits for refugee families in Greece.  Medical Teams International is currently working to supply 10,000 kits, which will help 30,000 refugees.  These kits contain personal supplies such as soap and toothbrushes.  Bahá’ís and… [Read More]

UN Conference on Climate Change

Shared Vision booklet cover News

Shared Vision, Shared Volition: Choosing Our Global Future Together is the title of the statement of the Bahá’í International Community to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France.  The conference resulted in an accord signed by 196 countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. There was a Bahá’í delegation to the conference, and participation by The… [Read More]