The Greater Fredericton Baha'i Community

Throughout history, God has sent to humanity a series of divine Educators—known as Manifestations of God—whose teachings have provided the basis for the advancement of civilization. These Manifestations have included Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. Bahá’u’lláh, the latest of these Messengers, explained that the religions of the world come from the same Source and are in essence successive chapters of one religion from God.

Bahá’ís believe the crucial need facing humanity is to find a unifying vision of the future of society and of the nature and purpose of life. Such a vision unfolds in the writings of Bahá’u’lláh.

What Bahai's believe

The Baha’i teachings focus on the soul’s relationship with the eternal, unknowable essence of God, and recommend daily prayer and meditation to everyone. Baha’is believe that the human spirit lives eternally, and so endeavor to illumine their souls with spiritual attributes kindness, generosity, integrity, truthfulness, humility, and selfless service to others.

The Baha’i Faith provides the means for peace and tranquility through a progressive set of social teachings:

  • Independent Investigation of Truth

  • Elimination of Prejudice of Every Kind

  • The Oneness of Humanity

  • One Essential Foundation for All Religions

  • Religion Should Cause Love, Affection, and Joy

  • The Harmony of Science and Religion

  • A Universal Auxiliary Language

  • Universal Compulsory Education

  • Gender Equality

  • Establishing a World Parliament

  • The Abolition of the Extremes of Wealth and Poverty

  • The Non-Involvement of Religion With Politics

  • Human Rights for All

These fundamental Baha’i principles call for a complete restructuring of humanity’s priorities from material to spiritual, from exclusive to inclusive, and from divisiveness to unity.

What Bahai's Do

The core activities which Bahá’ís pursue in their neighbourhoods and villages around the world are: children’s classes, spiritual empowerment programmes for young people, devotional gatherings and circles of study that build capacity for service.