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 [...]
his is a Baha'i prayer of invocation offered for Japan. This prayer was (and still is) often sung by Baha'is as they face terrible circumstances, including death. It is also a prayer of hope. And of faith. I offer it for the land of my godfather, an extraordinary man who promised my mother, during a [...]
In the serene setting of the Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie, OR, over 50 people from different religious traditions participated in a 24-Hour Chant for Peace on August 7, 2010. Co-sponsored by the Northwest Dharma Association and the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, this annual gathering is open to the public and provides an opportunity for people of [...]
From March 2-20, Baha'is worldwide observe the annual 19-Day Fast by refraining from eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset. As in many world religions, the fast is a time for reflecting on one's spiritual progress and making an effort to detach from material desires. During the fast, Baha'is age 15 and older typically rise [...]
By Judy Poltz I would like to add my voice to the chorus of appreciation expressed for Sunday’s program in honor of the Baha’is imprisoned in Iran. Sponsored by the Spiritual Assembly of Hillsboro, the program was the fruit of the labors of Baha’is in Forest Grove, Cornelius, and Hillsboro. The program took place in [...]
A video of one of Baha'u'llah's prayers: "Blessed is the spot, and the house, and the place, and the city, and the heart, and the mountain, and the refuge, and the cave, and the valley, and the land, and the sea, and the island, and the meadow where mention of God hath been made, and His praise glorified."
Every Thursday at 4:30pm, you can find five devoted youth heading off to the Cedar Hills Grange. Sure, this was not how we envisioned our afternoons to be spent this year; running like headless birds straight from school directly to the Cedar Hills Grange, skipping cross country practice and numerous after school activities just to [...]