Race Unity Action
A resource site to inspire action on the most vital and challenging issue
Featured in the Feast Letter! The Elimination of Racial Prejudice and the Community Building Process.
A Spiritual Path to Unity Social Justice
This new publication highlights how Baha’is and their friends are systematically applying efforts in neighborhoods all around the county as part of a unified process of community building. Walk with us!
"Forging a path to racial justice" NSA Statement to the American People on the Elimination of Racial Prejudice.
"The Bahá’ís of the United States join our fellow-citizens in heartfelt grief at the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others whose lives were suddenly taken by appalling acts of violence. These heartbreaking violations against fellow human beings, due only to the color of their skin, have deepened the dismay caused by a pandemic whose consequences to the health and livelihoods of people of color have been disproportionately severe. This has come to pass against a backdrop of long standing racial injustice in virtually every aspect of American life. It is clear that racial prejudice is the most vital and challenging issue we face as a country.
Yet, amidst these tragedies, there are also signs of hope." ... (read more)
How are you taking action?
The Baha'i view is that racial prejudice, while baneful and pernicious, is but one "symptom and side effect of the basic disease—disunity." True unity, founded on the "Oneness of Humanity," expressed in varied and diverse ways within the framework of action is the only long-term cure to this ill. Each individual must investigate this truth and how to embody its reality.
"A moment of historic portent has arrived for your nation as the conscience of its citizenry has stirred, creating possibilities for marked social change. It holds significance not only for the destiny of America anticipated in the Sacred Writings, but also for the mission entrusted to your community by the hand of 'Abdu'l-Baha, who cherished you dearly and called you to a path of sacrifice and high endeavor. We are pleased to see that, led by your National and Local Spiritual Assemblies, you are seizing opportunities-whether those thrust upon you by current circumstances or those derived from your systematic labors in the wider society-to play your part, however humble, in the effort to remedy the ills of your nation. We ardently pray that the American people will grasp the possibilities of this moment to create a consequential reform of the social order that will free it from the pernicious effects of racial prejudice and will hasten the attainment of a just, diverse, and united society that can increasingly manifest the oneness of the human family. "
How to use this site
The goal of this site is to empower all of us, as individuals and as a community, to make a distinctive Baha'i contribution to the process of social transformation underway in our country.
Explore the site with your Baha'i community, study circle, or with a group of friends interested in racial unity
Choose stories, videos, books or other resources to read or view together
Decide on simple steps you can take individually or with a group
Share what you did and what you learned using the link above, so that your experience can serve to inspire others