“This is the Day in which God’s most excellent favors have been poured out upon men, the Day in which His most mighty grace hath been infused into all created things.” Bahá’u’lláh
Find additional information about the Bahá’í Faith at these sites:
The Bahá’ís www.bahai.org
The international web site of the Bahá’í community, in multiple languages.
US Bahá’ís https://www.bahai.us/
US Bahá’í Public Affairs https://www.bahai.us/public-affairs/
The Life of Bahá’u’lláh
“There is a story unfolding. It is a story of humanity’s progress through history, propelled by the teachings of Messengers of God Who have guided humanity through its stages of development, and now to the dawn of its maturity.
Two hundred years ago, such a prophetic Figure appeared: Bahá’u’lláh. He brought teachings for this age that represent an end to division and otherness, through which–at long last–the oneness of humankind can be realized.
Discover more through accounts of people from diverse nations whose lives have been transformed by the light that Bahá’u’lláh brought to the world.” from bahai.org
- Watch “Light to the World,” a 50-minute film available in different languages: https://www.bahai.org/light-to-the-world/
- www.bahaullah.org A photographic narrative of Bahá’u’lláh’s life and writings.
- Bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh: https://www.bahai.us/tag/bicentenary-2017/
The Life of the Báb
“Two hundred years ago, the Báb appeared, inaugurating a new Dispensation and preparing humanity for the light of Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation.
Dawn of the Light portrays several individuals from different continents as they relate their own personal search after truth and meaning. They share their discovery that God has sent two Divine Manifestations—the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh—Whose teachings are revolutionizing human thought and behaviour, changing darkness into light. The film shows glimpses of how this same discovery is inspiring the efforts of many across the globe to serve humanity and to contribute to building a new pattern of life.” from bahai.org
- Watch “Dawn of the Light,” a 50-minute film available in different languages: https://www.bahai.org/dawn-of-the-light/
- Watch “The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith,” a 100-minute film available with subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLqpV4WQ6_WIzJDm3JjS6cg/featured
- Bicentenary of the birth of the Báb: https://www.bahai.us/tag/bicentenary-2019/
“One hundred years ago, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the son of Bahá’u’lláh and the perfect example of His teachings, passed from this world.
Exemplar follows the life of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and the profound effect He had on people both past and present. A sense of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s unique function as a shelter, a shield, a stronghold for all humanity is captured in vignettes of some of the souls whose lives were transformed for the betterment of society through their association with Him. The film reflects a few of the universal principles embodied, both in word and deed, by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá—principles that animate a global movement of individuals, communities and institutions striving to emulate His example in service to humanity.” from bahai.org
- Watch “Exemplar,” a 55-minute film available in different languages: https://www.bahai.org/exemplar/
- Bahá’í Books/Audio/E-books
US Bahá’í Bookstore www.bahaibookstore.com
Free Bahá’í ebooks and audiobooks
Portland Bahá’í Bookshop
- Bahá’í Chair for World Peace http://bahaichair.umd.edu/
- Bahá’í House of Worship for North America https://www.bahai.us/bahai-temple/
- Bahá’í Panel resources in Spanish https://www.bahaipanel.org/
- Bahá’í Reference Library https://www.bahai.org/library/
Searchable database of all the writings of the Bahá’í Faith, from Bahá’u’lláh, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Shoghi Effendi and the Universal House of Justice.
- Bahá’í Teachings blog http://bahaiteachings.org
A wide range of articles from numerous contributors inspired by the teachings of the Faith.
- Bahá’í Topics www.bahai.org/beliefs
Provides information on a variety of topics from the history and teachings of Bahá’u’lláh to social action and spiritual principles.
- Bahá’í World News Service https://news.bahai.org/
- One Country www.onecountry.org
The online newsletter of the international Bahá’í community.
- Race Unity in America https://www.raceunity.us/
- A Rich Tapestry is a video storytelling series that expresses and illustrates how love is being translated into action to address questions of race and culture in the United States. This collection of video stories provides authentic examples of how individuals, communities and institutions are weaving together a rich tapestry of community life in neighborhoods across America. https://www.bahai.us/collection/a-rich-tapestry/
- Wilmette Institute online learning http://wilmetteinstitute.org/
Bahá’í communities in the Portland area:
- Vancouver http://www.vancouverwabahai.org
- Lake Oswego http://www.lakeoswegobahai.org
- Newberg http://www.newberg-bahai.com
Some Northwest Bahá’í communities:
- Columbia River gorge area http://gorgebahais.org
- Salem http://www.bahaisofsalem.org
- Mid-Willamette Valley http://linnbenton.local.bahai.us
- Bahá’í Campus Association at Oregon State University https://osubahai.wordpress.com
- Eugene http://eugenebahai.com
- Seattle http://seattlebahai.org
- Ethical Business Building the Future https://ebbf.org/
- Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity https://www.globalprosperity.org/
- International Environment Forum https://iefworld.org/
- Portland Metro Race Unity Team https://www.metroraceunity.com/
- Mona Foundation https://www.monafoundation.org/
- Tahirih Justice Center https://www.tahirih.org/
- Take PART Portland Anti-Racism Team https://www.takepartpdx.org/
- Portland Metro Baha’i Community
- Baha’i Center of Lake Oswego
- Baha’i Faith of Newberg Oregon
- The Bahá’ís of Astoria, Oregon
- Light of Unity Bahais of Clatsop County
- Baha’is of the United States
- U.S. Baha’i Video Library
- Bahá’í Publishing
- Baha’i Blog
- Baha’i World News Service