God, the Almighty, has created all mankind from the dust of earth. He has fashioned them all from the same elements; they are descended from the same race and live upon the same globe. He has created them to dwell beneath the one heaven. As members of the human family and His children He has endowed them with equal susceptibilities. He maintains, protects and is kind to all. He has made no distinction in mercies and graces among His children. With impartial love and wisdom He has sent forth His Prophets and divine teachings. His teachings are the means of establishing union and fellowship among mankind and awakening love and kindness in human hearts. He proclaims the oneness of the kingdom of humanity. He rebukes those things which create differences and destroy harmony; He commends and praises every means that will conduce to the solidarity of the human race. He encourages man in every step of advancement which leads to ultimate union. The Prophets of God have been inspired with the message of love and unity. The Books of God have been revealed for the upbuilding of fellowship and union. The Prophets of God have been the servants of reality; Their teachings constitute the science of reality. Reality is one; it does not admit plurality. We conclude, therefore, that the foundation of the religions of God is one foundation.

Abdu’l-Baha (Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 297)

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  • Karen
    Mar 04, 2013
    This beautiful quotation speaks of the core teaching of the Bahai Faith - The Oneness of Humanity - When this concept becomes part of the consciousness of every human being on the planet, all wars will eventually cease.
  • Gerardo
    Feb 23, 2013
    One of the prisoners, Fariba Kamalabadi, has a betohrr that lives nearby. He will also be there to add a personal element to this story I look forward to seeing you all on the 12th.
  • Cyrus
    Nov 16, 2012
    Love this part: "The Prophets of God have been the servants of reality; Their teachings constitute the science of reality. Reality is one; it does not admit plurality."
    • Allyssah
      Feb 23, 2013
      Wednesday evening Congressman Schiff mtenioned a book he was reading. I called his office to find out more. The book is Guests of the Ayatollah : the first battle in America's war with militant Islam / Mark Bowden.It is available at the public library!Wonderful evening; thank you to all who were part of its success.