A Faith for Today

Over a century ago Bahá’u’lláh taught that religious truth is not final but progressive. Religion is renewed, He said, in every age to re-establish and apply the unchanging principles found in the scriptures of the Great Religions of the world to the needs of the present day. The entrenched powers of 19th century Persian orthodoxy vehemently opposed His message but now His Faith is spread around the world. Here in Redwood City as in Europe, Africa, Australia, South America and throughout the world, Bahá’ís are working to usher-in the long-promised …

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[19 Oct 2017 ]

The City Council of Redwood City issued a proclamation in honor of the Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh.

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[15 Oct 2017 ]
The Life of Bahá’u’lláh and His Upcoming Bicentenary

Bahá’ís all over the world are celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith. Two hundred years after His birth, the Faith of Bahá’u’lláh has spread to virtually every country in the world. Learn more about these worldwide celebrations by visiting bicentenary.bahai.org
Who was Bahá’u’lláh?
Bahá’u’lláh was born into a wealthy and powerful family in Iran in 1817, but He gave up all his wealth and possessions to bring God’s Message for today. Because of His Faith, Bahá’u’lláh was exiled from country to country and imprisoned for …

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[4 Feb 2017 ]
Excellent overview of the Bahá’i Faith on BBC

Recently, the BBC published an article with extensive excerpts from a BBC audio podcast containing an excellent overview of the Bahá’i Faith.  The BBC Podcast is the latest in the BBC World Service’s “Heart and Soul” series which aims to “explore different experiences of spirituality from around the world” while getting “beyond superficial notions of spirituality and religion”.

The Audio Podcast:         “Bahá’i – The World’s Faith”
The Magazine Article:   “Studying at the Bahá’i secret university:

In addition to a very timely report about a critical current issue in …

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[11 Sep 2016 ]
Last Continental Bahá’í Temple nears completion

The upcoming completion of a Bahá’í Temple in South America will mark an important milestone in the History of the Bahá’í Faith. On completion of this edifice, continental Bahá’í Houses of worship will have been located on the five continents of the Earth together with temples marking three other geographically important regions: Panama, Australia and – representing the important Island cultures – Western Samoa.
This Continental House of Worship, located on the outskirts of Santiago, Chile:
” …uses light for its spiritual and design inspiration. Its billowing, structurally robust form won a …

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[30 Apr 2016 ]
Commemorating an important Journey

Bahá’ís from Redwood City participated in a gardening effort recently to commemorate the arrival in San Francisco of an important Vistor over a century ago. That visitor was ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, son of the Prophet-Founder of the Bahá’í Faith.
During His stay in San Francisco, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá often frequented the area of Lloyd Lake in Golden Gate Park. But a few years ago due to budget cutbacks the gardening staff for the area was significantly reduced. When some Bay Area Bahá’ís found out that this important location might not be maintained as well as …