The Founding of the Bahá’í Faith
The Bahá’í Faith traces its beginnings to Persia, in what is now modern day Iran. The founder of the Bahá’í Faith, Bahá’u’lláh, taught that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for its unification in one global society. God, Bahá’u’lláh said, has set in motion historical forces that are breaking down traditional barriers of race, class, creed, and nation and that will, in time, give birth to a universal civilization. The principal challenge facing the peoples of the earth is to accept the fact of their oneness and to assist the processes of unification.
“The well-being of mankind, its peace and security are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.”
The Bahá’í Faith is now established in 247 countries and territories; represents over 2,100 ethnic, racial, and tribal groups; has scriptures translated into over 800 languages; and has seven million adherents worldwide (2005 The Britannica Book of the Year (1992–present).
More information about the Bahá’í Faith can be found here.