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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, [...]

The Oneness of Religion

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A fundamental Bahá’í principle is the essential oneness of religion, and that religion is progressively revealed by one God.  "It is clear and evident to thee that all the Prophets are the Temples of the Cause of God, Who have appeared clothed in diverse attire. If thou wilt observe with discriminating eyes, thou wilt behold Them [...]

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Bahá’í – A United Faith

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"The great and fundamental teachings of Bahá'u'lláh are the oneness of God and unity of mankind. This is the bond of union among Bahá'ís all over the world. They become united among themselves, then unite others. It is impossible to unite unless united. Christ said, "Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the [...]

We are One

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"The well-being of mankind, its peace and security are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established." ~ Baha'u'llah Country singer Dan Seals wrote this song about the oneness of humanity.

A Prayer for Japan

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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 Unity Is Our Security: Baha’i Wisdom For Violent Times

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January 11, 2011 - 11:43am In the aftermath of the recent shootings of political figures in Pakistan and Arizona, Homa Sabet Tavangar writes in The Huffington Post about the need to embrace oneness and shares a quote from Baha'u'llah, the Founder of the Baha'i Faith, who stated, "The well-being of mankind, its peace and security [...]

Hmong women in traditional dress.

Friends from Laos celebrate Hmong New Year

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Each year during December, Portland Baha'is enjoy celebrating the Hmong New Year with friends from Laos. They have cherished memories of past celebrations with families who came from Laos in the early 1980's. This year's celebration took place on December 4, in the Airport Holiday Inn's banquet hall. With a lively program and friends from all over Portland, it was truly a joyful celebration.