"In our series World of Worship, we're exploring different ways people practice faith and religion around the globe. In this installment, we go on a journey to the "Mother Temple of the West" to look at one of the fastest growing new religions in the world. " CBS This Morning
Last Monday, the mayor of Akka, Shimon Lankri, and dignitaries representing the city’s religious communities and other local organizations gathered to honor ‘Abdu’l-Baha at a tree-planting ceremony coinciding with the start of the construction of His Shrine.
Cincinnati Baha’is gain visibility, collaborators through festival participation.
‘Abdu’l-Baha was a resident of Akka for four decades. He arrived as a prisoner and an exile alongside His Father, Baha’u’llah. Despite the many tragedies and adversities He suffered there, He made Akka his home and dedicated Himself to serving the people of the city, especially its poor. In time, He came to be known and revered throughout the region.
This project was inspired by the inaugural Cincinnati Festival of Faiths held June 24th, 2018, on the campus of Xavier University. That amazing event, which attracted 25 faith communities representing 13 world religions, was the most inclusive gathering of faith traditions ever assembled in the region’s history. Within days of that historic event, ideas for more multi-faith learning and experiences emerged, among them the idea of producing a multi-faith calendar. The purpose and hope of the calendar is that people of different faith traditions, or without a faith tradition, might learn more about one another. We all hold the hope that we could create a tool to help open the eyes of young people who could understand one another and break down those silos that segregate our world.
O Thou Compassionate Lord - Light of Unity Festival: Music Concert
SOUSSE, Tunisia - “The oppression of women exists in all fields,” said Sahar Dely, a director of an Amazigh cultural organization. “Oppressive constraints are linked to other matters such as religious, racial, and cultural differences.”
Ms. Dely described stereotypes in society that excuse violence against women and spoke of the achievements that become possible for women when attitudes towards them change, citing stories of female leaders of the past, including Tahirih—a Baha’i heroine and champion of women’s emancipation.
The 2019 Cincinnati Festival of Faiths, held on September 8, 2019, was an amazing celebration of interfaith understanding and collaboration. Nearly 3,000 people filled the Cintas Center at Xavier University to visit 100 faith-based exhibits, watch talented musical and dance performances, shop the curated vendors, participate in compassionate conversations and much, much more.
Mark your calendar for Sunday, August 30, 2020 for next year's Festival of Faiths at the Cintas Center.
The Bahai Gardens is possibly the most distinct tourist attraction in all of Haifa, and is very likely the most visited. Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists and locals alike travel to the Bahai Gardens on Mount Carmel in Haifa, the most holy site of the Bahai faith. Last year alone, 750,000 people enjoyed the beautiful terraces of the Bahai Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
All human beings “have been created to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization,” according to the sacred scriptures of the Baha'i Faith.
The notion that every nation, community, and person has a part to play in building a peaceful and prosperous global society is central to the work of the Baha'i International Community’s offices.
“He Who is your Lord, the All-Merciful, cherisheth in His heart the desire of beholding the entire human race as one soul and one body.”— Bahá’u’lláh
The Nashville Bahá’í community can trace its spiritual roots to Louis Gregory’s teaching work in 1915.
For over twenty years, Mr. Gregory traveled to Nashville to share the Faith. In 1915, on one of these visits, he met George Henderson, who became the first Bahá’í in Nashville. Mr Gregory’s teaching efforts finally culminated in the formation of the first Local Spiritual Assembly in April 1935.
The Baha’is of Yellow Springs invite all to join us in an active commitment to our own personal spiritual growth, which in turn spiritually enriches our family life and the life of the whole community. Through prayer and meditation, study of the Creative Word, and programs that nurture virtue development, strong bonds of friendship, creative expression, service to others, and joyful, purpose oriented lives, we are striving to build a better world for generations to come.
Progressive revelation is a core teaching in the Bahá'í Faith that suggests that religious truth is revealed by God progressively and cyclically over time through a series of divine Messengers, and that the teachings are tailored to suit the needs of the time and place of their appearance. Thus, the Bahá'í teachings recognize the divine origin of several world religions as different stages in the history of one religion, while believing that the revelation of Bahá'u'lláh is the most recent (though not the last), and therefore the most relevant to modern society.
The Bahá’í Faith has been part of the Louisville community since the 1920s and has been actively involved in interfaith cooperation and efforts to break down racial barriers. For the past century, Bahá'ís here in Kentucky and around the world have been working to build a just and peaceful global society based on the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh. The core belief of the Bahá'í Faith is the oneness of humanity, and Bahá'ís seek to put it into practice by eliminating racial prejudice, advancing the equality of women and men, and building a vibrant spiritual community that reflects the human family in all its diversity.
The Bahá’í Faith has been present in central Kentucky since the 1920s. Local spiritual assemblies (local administrative bodies) are formed in civil jurisdictions where nine or more adult Bahá’ís reside. The spiritual assembly in the city of Lexington first formed in 1967, while assemblies in Berea and Frankfort first formed in 1976.
The Indianapolis Bahá'í community is composed of people from different races, nationalities, backgrounds, ages, and social classes. What we all share in common is our belief in Bahá'u'lláh, and His Teachings for a united and spiritualized world. We welcome the opportunity to have fellowship with souls from other Faiths, or no Faith.