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Worldwide Bahá'í Community

The Bahá'í community is a worldwide movement -- it is the most systematic attempt to put into practice the global vision and holistic system proposed over a century ago by Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892). The one-and-a-half centuries of experience gained by this community in implementing Bahá'u'lláh's strategy of reform provides an interesting case for study.

Heir to Bahá'u'lláh's worldwide legacy to effect social reconstruction, the Bahá'í community is committed, through a unique and vigorous system of governance, to the gradual and systematic realization of Bahá'u'lláh's vision of a united humanity, through cooperation at all levels of society and by offering relevant models of interaction and decision-making to be tested out by a globalizing world community.

Today, this movement is known as the Bahá'í International Community (BIC). It is recognaized as one of the most widespread and active international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) cooperating with and within the United Nations organization.





Introductory pages:

  • Bahá'u'lláh, a brief introduction.
  • Bahá'u'lláh, an introductory statement on his life and work.
  • Bahá'í International Community at the UN, an introductory description.
  • Vision of a United Humanity, a brief exposition of the future of humankind.
  • A unique system of governance, an outline of Bahá'í administrative principles.
  • A century of sytematic social experiment, a brief descpription of Bahá'í history.


    Official websites:

  • The Bahá'í World, the official web site of the worldwide Bahá'í Community.
  • International Bahá'í Library, the depository of Bahá'í writings.
  • National Bahá'í communities, links to Bahá'í communities from around the World.


    Online current materials:

  • The Promise of World Peace, a statement by the Universal House of Justice.
  • Who is Writing the Future?, a statement by the Bahá'í International Community.
  • The Prosperity of Humankind, a statement by the Bahá'í International Community.
  • Turning Point for All Nations, a statement by the Bahá'í International Community.

  • One Country, the online newsletter of the Bahá'í International Community.
  • Bahá'í World News Service, the online news service of the Bahá'í International Community.

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