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
Peter Adriance 5 articles
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Bamberg, Germany
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Robert Atkinson 15 articles
Portland, ME
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Yazd, Iran
Baha'i International Community 2 articles
Emily Baldoni 1 article
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Los Angeles, CA
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Arthur Lyon Dahl 14 articles
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San Rafael, CA
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Northern California
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Nashville, TN
Dr. Babak Edraki 1 article
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Evin Prison, Iran
Tod Ewing 1 article
Washington, DC
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Victoria, BC
Deshon Fox 8 articles
Bahamas
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Lauren Grieve 1 article
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San Francisco, CA
Peter Gyulay 16 articles
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Donna Hakimian 3 articles
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Paul Hanley 6 articles
Saskatoon, SK
Barron Harper 17 articles
Auburn, CA
Eric Harper 1 article
Nanaimo, BC
Leila Harper 8 articles
Los Angeles, CA
Nancy Lee Harper 7 articles
Auburn, CA
Nancy and Barron Harper 1 article
Bob Harris 3 articles
Clearwater, FL
John Hatcher 88 articles
Plant City, Florida
Walter Heath 2 articles
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Faraneh Hedayati 6 articles
Los Angeles, CA
Mark Heinz 5 articles
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Jennifer Highley 3 articles
West Virginia
Greg Hodges 80 articles
Alfred, ME
Marvin Holladay 7 articles
Naval, Ecuador
David House 3 articles
Portland, OR
Hoda Hosseini 3 articles
Ft Lauderdale, Fl
James Howden 12 articles
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Shannon Higgins 1 article
Tokyo, Japan
Tara Jabbari 1 article
Washington, DC
Chris Kavelin 6 articles
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Washington, DC
Raha Lewis 2 articles
Los Angeles, CA
Ceylan Isgor-Locke 1 article
Boca Raton, FL
Hugh Locke 3 articles
Ossining, NY
Peter C. Lyon 10 articles
Kimberly Jaléh 6 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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Deanne LaRue 9 articles
San Rafael, CA
Todd Lawson 2 articles
Toronto, ON
Amy Lugsch 4 articles
Harrison County, IA
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Washington, DC
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Paul Mantle 11 articles
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Bijan Masumian 1 article
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Shenzhen, China
Elaine McCreary 3 articles
Victoria, BC
Jack McLean 1 article
Carleton Place, ON
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Tianjin, China
David Menham 1 article
Jonathan Menon 58 articles
Toronto, ON
Morella Menon 7 articles
Puslinch, ON
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Nashville, TN
Tony Michel 4 articles
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Lawrence M. Miller 6 articles
Potomac, MD
Jessa Munion 1 article
Salt Lake City, UT
Gill Miller-Muro 1 article
Washington, DC
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Washington, DC
Dr. Nura Mowzoon 1 article
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Washington D.C.
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Southern California
Sima Mobini 3 articles
Southern California
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Negar Mottahedeh 1 article
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Christine Muller 8 articles
Rhode Island
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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
Akin Odulate 1 article
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Venustiano Olguin 1 article
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Lisbon, Portugal
Roman Orona 1 article
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Jaellayna Palmer 11 articles
Ontario, Canada
Nancy Palus 1 article
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Southern California
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Trnava, Slovakia
Michael Shipley 2 articles
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Jennie Spotila 1 article
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Derrick Stone 4 articles
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Scottsdale, AZ
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Rochester, NY
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Palo Alto, CA
Tom Tai-Seale 62 articles
Palo Alto, CA
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Chicago, IL
Aziz Tebyanian 5 articles
Seattle, WA
Peter Terry 12 articles
Bridgton, ME
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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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Erica Toussaint-Brock 1 article
Jaine Toth 117 articles
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Armando Troche 1 article
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Universal House of Justice 2 articles
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Washington, DC
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Sally Walker 3 articles
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Sacramento, CA
Rainn Wilson 6 articles
Los Angeles, CA
Anisa Woodall 1 article
Tim Wood 21 articles
Boston, MA
Steve Worth 1 article
Howick, South Africa
Frances Worthington 48 articles
Greenville, SC
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Ramin Zabaee 1 article
Rajai-Shahr Prison, Iran
Ray Zimmerman 10 articles
Orange, CA