We are members of the Baha’i Faith who are striving to deepen our understanding of the Baha’i teachings and to apply these teachings to contemporary challenges. The Baha’i Faith has no clergy and invites everyone to take part in a life-long process of independent investigation and learning about how lofty spiritual principles — such as the elimination of prejudice and the equality of women and men — can be translated into a new social reality. The central teaching of the Baha’i Faith is the oneness of humanity, meaning that the long-promised age of global justice and peace is finally within humanity’s reach. Translating this vision into reality may take several generations of focused effort and learning. The primary purpose of BahaiTeachings.org is to help advance this humanitarian process. We invite our readers to engage in this learning process through direct action at the grassroots in your community. The Baha’i Faith is organized through a network of elected councils, called Spiritual Assemblies, at the local and national level. In thousands of localities across the United States, and in more than 180 countries, Baha’is are engaged in a process of learning, action and reflection about the process of spiritual community building. By filling out the contact forms on this site, you will be put in touch with Baha’is near you. It is not necessary to become a member of the Baha’i Faith to take part in a range of community building activities, such as study circles, prayer gatherings, and activities for children and teens — everyone is welcome.

With love,

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Kathryn Janene Adams 1 article
California
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Falls Church, VA
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Yazd, Iran
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Chapel Hill, NC
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Washington, DC
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Pittsburgh, PA
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San Francisco, CA
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Gary Cools 2 articles
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Bois d’Avril, Haiti
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Mary Darling and Clark Donnelly 1 article
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Northern California
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Nashville, TN
Melody Ehsani 1 article
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Miami, FL
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Evin Prison, Iran
Tod Ewing 1 article
Washington, DC
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Deshon Fox 8 articles
Bahamas
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Peter Gyulay 14 articles
Sydney, Australia
Donna Hakimian 3 articles
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Paul Hanley 8 articles
Saskatoon, SK
Barron Harper 15 articles
Auburn, CA
Eric Harper 1 article
Nanaimo, BC
Leila Harper 7 articles
Los Angeles, CA
Nancy Lee Harper 5 articles
Auburn, CA
Nancy and Barron Harper 1 article
Bob Harris 3 articles
Clearwater, FL
John Hatcher 57 articles
Plant City, Florida
Walter Heath 1 article
Los Angeles, CA
Faraneh Hedayati 7 articles
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Mark Heinz 7 articles
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Jennifer Highley 3 articles
West Virginia
Greg Hodges 59 articles
Alfred, ME
Marvin Holladay 9 articles
Naval, Ecuador
David House 3 articles
Portland, OR
Hoda Hosseini 3 articles
Ft Lauderdale, Fl
James Howden 8 articles
Dalian, China
Sandra Lynn Hutchison 10 articles
Orono, ME
Shannon Higgins 3 articles
Tokyo, Japan
Tara Jabbari 1 article
Washington, DC
Chris Kavelin 6 articles
Melbourne, Australia
Andréana Lefton 12 articles
Washington, DC
Raha Lewis 2 articles
Los Angeles, CA
Ceylan Isgor-Locke 1 article
Boca Raton, FL
Hugh Locke 1 article
Ossining, NY
Kimberly Jaléh 8 articles
Washington
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Los Angeles, CA
Caitlin Shayda Jones 24 articles
Toronto, ON
Iraj Kamalabadi 1 article
Los Angeles, CA
Annabel Knight 3 articles
London, England
May Lample 1 article
Jinja, Uganda
David Langness in conversation with Hooper Dunbar 1 article
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Nevada City, CA
Deanne LaRue 4 articles
San Rafael, CA
Todd Lawson 2 articles
Toronto, ON
Amy Lugsch 4 articles
Harrison County, IA
Sovaida Ma'ani-Ewing 4 articles
Washington, DC
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Paul Mantle 10 articles
Sierra Foothills, NV
Bijan Masumian 1 article
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Vargha Mazlum 2 articles
Shenzhen, China
Elaine McCreary 3 articles
Victoria, BC
Jack McLean 1 article
Carleton Place, ON
Steve McLean 2 articles
Tianjin, China
Jonathan Menon 58 articles
Toronto, ON
Morella Menon 7 articles
Puslinch, ON
Yosi Mesbah 2 articles
Nashville, TN
Tony Michel 4 articles
Ottawa, ON
Lawrence M. Miller 6 articles
Potomac, MD
Jessa Munion 1 article
Salt Lake City, UT
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Washington, DC
Layli Miller-Muro 14 articles
Washington, DC
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Washington D.C.
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Southern California
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Southern California
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Negar Mottahedeh 1 article
Durham, NC
Christine Muller 4 articles
Rhode Island
Neda Najibi 6 articles
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Melbourne, Australia
Lani Nash 1 article
Nashville, TN
Reggie Newkirk 2 articles
Lumsden, SK
Melanie Nolte 1 article
Frankfurt, Germany
National Spiritual Assembly of the US 2 articles
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Marco Oliveira 20 articles
Lisbon, Portugal
Roman Orona 1 article
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Jaellayna Palmer 9 articles
Ontario, Canada
Nancy Palus 1 article
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Southern California
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Missouri
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Angela Shortt 1 article
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Australia
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Leon Stevens 2 articles
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Rochester, NY
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Tom Tai-Seale 64 articles
Palo Alto, CA
Kayla Taylor 1 article
Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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Seattle, WA
Peter Terry 4 articles
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Hong Kong, China
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Rajaee Shahr Prison, Iran
Sandra Tjitendero 1 article
Windhoek, Namibia
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Universal House of Justice 2 articles
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Washington, DC
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Los Angeles, CA
Ned Walker 9 articles
East Lansing, MI
Sally Walker 3 articles
Port Alberni, BC
Deborah Walters 1 article
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Sacramento, CA
Rainn Wilson 7 articles
Los Angeles, CA
Tim Wood 28 articles
Boston, MA
Steve Worth 1 article
Howick, South Africa
Frances Worthington 41 articles
Greenville, SC
Thomas W. Yale 1 article
Springfield, IL
Ramin Zabaee 1 article
Rajai-Shahr Prison, Iran
Ray Zimmerman 10 articles
Orange, CA