About the Bahá’í Faith

Baha'is

The Bahá’í Faith is the youngest of the world’s independent religions.

Its central message is that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for its unification in a global society, characterized by both spiritual and material prosperity.

It was founded in Iran in 1844. Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, taught that God has revealed Himself to humanity through a series of divine Messengers, whose teachings guide and educate us and provide the basis for the advancement of society.

These Messengers have included Abraham, Moses, Krishna, Buddha, Zoroaster, Jesus, Muhammad, the Báb, and Bahá’u’lláh. All of the world religions come from the same divine source and represent successive stages in the spiritual education of humanity.

Bahá’ís believe that Bahá’u’lláh is the latest in the line of these divine educators and that He brought new spiritual and social teachings for our time.

All over the world, Bahá’ís are striving to put into practice Bahá’u’lláh’s vision of a peaceful, prosperous and united global society.

They come from over 2100 ethnic, racial, and tribal groups and number some five million worldwide.

 

Devotional Gatherings

Devotional gatherings spring up naturally in a community where a conversation about the spiritual dimension of human existence is growing. In diverse settings, Bahá’ís and their friends and families unite with one another in prayer.

Because there is no ritual or clergy in the Bahá’í Faith, devotional gatherings are often held in people’s homes or in public places, and they are diverse in form. Prayer and reflection upon sacred scriptures are at the heart of such programs, and music and poetry may be incorporated as well.

These gatherings are held in every Bahá’í community to nourish a pattern of life characterized by its devotional character. The spiritual atmosphere created within a devotional meeting imparts a sense of joy, fellowship and love that enriches the relationships among participants.

Bahá’í devotional gatherings are intended to capture the attitude of prayer and the practice of devotion that is universal to all religions, and they are open to people of all beliefs and backgrounds

For many, the gatherings provide an opportunity for peace, reflection and revitalization. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings—one may simply sit, meditate and enjoy the spiritual atmosphere, or take a more active role.

Multifaith Devotional Gathering

Multifaith Devotions

 

Come and join us

Brockville Public Library

Saturday, Sep 24

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.