Welcome to the Bahá'í Community of Brockville, Ontario, Canada.
Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh
It was early in the morning of May 29, 1892 that Bahá’u’lláh, the prophet founder of Baha’i Faith after a brief illness passed away in Bahji, just north of Acre in what is today Israel.
He was 74 years old and was still a prisoner of the Turkish government. He was exiled and imprisoned for His teachings of love and unity towards all mankind. In His own words He stated:
“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.”
Bahá’u’lláh lived a life of hardship and persecution, bringing to the world teachings that were to usher in a new age of humanity and form the foundations of a new civilization.
The central theme of Bahá’u’lláh 's message is that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for its unification in one global society.
Bahá’ís around the world have been working to eliminate prejudice of all kinds, contributing to a new model of global society that is characterized by unity and harmony, justice and peace.
The world civilisation envisaged by Bahá’u’lláh will take centuries to build. And building it will take the commitment of the whole of humankind, starting in neighbourhoods and villages.
The Bahá’ís are committed to creating this spiritual community, in which principles such as the oneness of humankind, the oneness of religion , the equality of the sexes, and the elimination of the extremes of poverty and wealth become reality.
To do this, Bahá’ís are striving to apply the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh to their own lives and their communities. These teachings promote a new way of thinking, studying, and acting. The goal is for participants to feel spiritually empowered to live a life of service to others.