Bahá'í Faith
Escondido Community
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The Bahá'í Faith is the youngest of the world’s independent monotheistic religions.
Founded in Iran in 1844, it now has more than five million adherents in 236 countries
and territories. Bahá'í's come from nearly every national, ethnic and religious
background, making the Bahá'í Faith the second-most-widespread religion in the
world.

Bahá'í's view the world’s major religions as a part of a single, progressive process
through which God reveals His will to humanity. Bahá’u’lláh (1817-1892), the
Founder of the Bahá'í Faith, is recognized as the most recent in a line of Divine
Messengers that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ and
Muhammad.

The central theme of Bahá’u’lláh’s message is that humanity is one single race and
that the day has come for humanity’s unification into one global society. While
reaffirming the core ethical principles common to all religions, Bahá’u’lláh also
revealed new laws and teachings to lay the foundations of a global civilization. “A new
life,” Bahá’u’lláh declared, “is, in this age, stirring within all the peoples of the earth.”

The worldwide Bahá'í community, composed of people from virtually every racial,
ethnic and religious background, is working to give practical expression to                
Bahá’u’lláh’s vision of world unity. We invite you to learn more about the Bahái Faith
and benefit from the spiritual and practical insights found in the Revelation of Bahá’u’
lláh, God’s message for humanity in this day.
History of the Faith:
"Consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit
of friendliness & fellowship."
Bahá’u’lláh