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About Bahá'ís






"Be generous in prosperity and thankful in adversity. Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbour, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face.” ~ Bahá’u’lláh

Southwark Bahá'í Community

The Southwark Bahá'í community is one of 127 local Bahá'í communities in UK. All races, ages, and social classes come together to create a warm and authentic sense of community. What the members of this community share in common is their adherence to the Baha’i Faith.

The Bahá'í Faith is the youngest of the world's independent monotheistic religions. Founded in 1844, it now has more than six million adherents in 236 countries and territories. Bahá'í come from nearly every national, ethnic and religious background, making the Bahá'í Faith the second most widespread religion in the world. Bahá'ís view the world's major religions as a part of a single, progressive process through which God reveals His will to humanity. The worldwide Baha’i community, composed of people from virtually every racial, ethnic and religious background, is working to give practical expression to a vision of world unity.  The unity that must underpin a peaceful and just social order embraces diversity. Oneness and diversity are complementary and inseparable.

Bahá’u’lláh compares humankind to the fruits of one single tree and the diverse and beautiful flowers of a single garden. We work with our neighbhours underpinned with a principle of shared purpose and mutual support to contribute towards the advancment of Southwark and its people.

History of the Bahá'í Faith

A basic introduction to the historical background of the Bahá'í Faith and its founder, Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892). It also gives a brief outline of other leading central figures of the Faith, namely, the Báb (1819-1850), the Forerunner, and 'Abdu'l-Bahá (1844-1921), son, of Baha'u'llah.

Principles of the Bahá'í Faith

Bahá'í teachings focus on unity - the oneness of God, the oneness of religion, and the oneness of the human race. Bahá'u'lláh, founder of the Bahá'í Faith, laid down principles for a new pattern of human society and some of these, with explanations on a separate page, are listed on this page.

Statistics of the Bahá'í Faith

There are more than 6 million Bahá'ís in  the world. The Bahá'í Faith is established and resident in over 189 independent countries and 46 territories. On this page you'll find some of the facts, information and statistics of the Faith achieved in its short history and how they reflect its growth.

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