Evanston Bahá'í Community
Welcome from the Bahá'ís who live, work and worship here in Evanston. We lovingly invite you to join us in any of the activities and events listed here. Across the globe, followers of Bahá’u’lláh and their friends are striving in earnest to contribute to the well-being of their communities and the advancement of society.
Who is Bahá’u’lláh?
What is a Bahá'í? (video)
"To be a Bahá'í simply means to love all the world; to love humanity and try to serve it; to work for universal peace and universal brotherhood." ~ Abdu'l-Baha.
Devotional Gatherings and Holy Day observances are scheduled and all are welcome. There are some events taking place in person, and some virtually. Please contact us at EvanstonLSA@gmail.com to be invited to local events.
Meet with a Baha'i in Evanston (click this link) -You can order free literature and sign up for an E-newsletter here also. Whether you are exploring the Bahá'í Faith or looking to become an active member, there are various ways you can connect with our community.
Become a Baha'i member (click this link) A person becomes a Bahá’í by recognizing Bahá’u’lláh as the Messenger of God for this age and informing the Bahá’í community of their desire to join the Bahá’í Faith. A representative will contact you to confirm your decision.
Devotions are an informal gathering for prayer and song, led by hosts and their friends and neighbors. There is no clergy in the Bahá'í Faith, meaning that neighborhood gatherings for prayer reflect the families and friends who host them.
A Bahá'í Fireside is an informal meeting that usually has a short presentation in advance of discussion. Topics can be chosen ahead of time, but questions are always welcome and encouraged.
Children, Jr. Youth, and Youth classes: These groups and classes empower young people and their families to connect with the local community and take action inspired by social teachings and character education to create vibrant and peaceful communities.
Adult study classes about the holy writings of the Baha'i faith, and how they apply to personal and social life. These study circles are facilitated in small groups so that attendees can converse in meaningful ways on spiritual topics.
We are happy to answer any questions you have about them. Please email Evanstonlsa@gmail.com for more information.
The Bahá'ís of Evanston are engaged in a process of spiritual community building that is underway around the world. Through an educational process that connects children, youth and adults with the transformative power of the Word of God, everyone advances together on a path of learning, action and reflection.
Our devotional meetings, classes for children and teens, study circles, and other activities generally take place in homes, community centers, and other locations around Evanston.
This process of personal and collective transformation is open to everyone, and everyone is warmly welcomed to participate–being a member is not required. The Bahá'í Faith places great emphasis on the independent investigation of truth, so everyone’s path of exploration, worship and service is respected and honored.
Bahá'í Faith on Social Media:
Videos on the Bahá'í Faith, teachings, history and belief:
More Information on the Bahá'í Faith:
Baha'is of the United States -Information on Baha'i teachings in action in the United States. (Three line menu upper right).
The Bahá’í Faith -Worldwide action of the Baha'i faith; Translate this website into nine different languages.
The Bahá'í Writings -English; Website also available in Arabic and Farsi.
Bahá'í Prayers -Beautiful prayers for many occasions (English).
Video Podcasts Events on-line -English; Website also available in Spanish.
Baha'i Blog -Music, Articles, and Videos about the faith (English)
Bahai House of Worship -This peaceful place is open to everyone for spiritual connection.