The Bahá’í Faith is the youngest of the world’s independent religions. Its central theme is that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for its unification into a peaceful global society. Bahá’ís come from all backgrounds and can be found in virtually every country.
The Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, Bahá’u’lláh (1817-1892) taught that throughout history God has revealed Himself to humanity through a series of divine messengers, whose teachings provide the basis for the advancement of human society. These messengers have included Abraham, Krishna, Moses, Zoroaster, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh. Their teachings come from the same divine source and are in essence successive chapters of one religion from God.
Bahá’u’lláh proclaimed that He was the latest of these Messengers, bringing new teachings for our time. These include the equality of women and men, the complementary nature of science and religion, and the need for the independent investigation of truth by each individual.