social & economic development

painting a white bird mural

January Events 2018


For the complete calendar of metro-area events, click HERE. Devotions: SE Portland, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 6:30pm – 8:00pm. We love to meet new people and look forward to seeing you at our monthly interfaith devotional program followed by a potluck dinner. For more information, please call the Moshtael-Hill family, 503-282-0783. Study: Bahá’í History, Thursday, Jan. [...]

The Purpose of Religion

Bahá’í Writings

“The Great Being saith: O ye children of men! The fundamental purpose animating the Faith of God and His Religion is to safeguard the interests and promote the unity of the human race, and to foster the spirit of love and fellowship amongst men. Suffer it not to become a source of dissension and discord, [...]

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 [...]

Shared Vision booklet cover

UN Conference on Climate Change


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 [...]