WHAT IS THE Bahá’í FAITH?

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The Bahá’í Faith began in 1844 in Persia- modern-day Iran when The Báb (a title which means "the Gate"), declared His mission. Like John the Baptist many centuries earlier had prepared his followers for the coming of Jesus Christ, so had The Báb come to prepare humanity for the coming of Bahá’u’lláh (buh-ha-oo-la). Bahá’u’lláh, whose title means "Glory of God" taught of one God who guides humanity at different times and places by means of messengers, or Manifestations of God. Some of these Manifestations include Abraham, Krishna, Moses, Zoroaster, Buddha, Jesus, and Mohammed. Baha'is believe that Bahá’u’lláh is the most recent Manifestation sent by God with renewed spiritual and social teachings for this day and age. The Bahá’í Faith is practiced throughout the world today by millions of believers of all races, cultures and economic backgrounds. 

In the news
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Royal Gazette

October 25, 2021

The local Baha’i community has been hosting a series of presentations sharing the teachings of ʻAbdu'l-Bahá and how they relate to the current world crisis.
The public presentations are held weekly and hosted by Oswald Hinds, a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of Baha’is in Bermuda, and are designed to bring awareness to the life of ʻAbdu'l-Bahá in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of his ascension in November 1921.

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Bernews

May 22, 2021

The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Bermuda announced the launch of a newly published book ‘In Search of Kull-i-Shay, History of the Baha’i Faith in Bermuda, 1948-1958′.

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Royal Gazette

MAR. 19, 2021

Sunday will mark the 42nd anniversary of the United Nations’ observance of “International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination”. Since 1979, the United Nations General Assembly has promoted global activities and awareness on this day, which commemorates the massacre of 69 peaceful anti-apartheid protesters in Sharpeville, South Africa, on March 21, 1960.

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Royal Gazette

June 19, 2021

How do we decide what makes a hero? Heroism is not just found in fanfare and acts of daring, but also in the quiet moments, the spaces in between breaths when normal people seek change. Each of us can exercise and manifest change, and inspire others to do better, to be better. This is just as big a part of heroism as flashy parades and bombastic stories.

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Royal Gazette

MAY 8, 2021

The 12-day festival, one of the holiest holidays for the Bahá’í Faith, was observed from April 19 through May 1 this year. Blythe Walker, one of the newly elected National Spiritual Assembly members, reflects on what Riḍván represents.

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Royal Gazette

MAR. 15, 2021

Bahá'ís in Bermuda and around the world will next Saturday celebrate Naw-Ruz, the Bahá'í New Year.

Naw-Ruz aligns with the spring equinox, the time when the sun crosses the equator line in a northerly direction; it signals the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Royal Gazette

May 24, 2021

Oonagh Vaucrosson has “found her voice” and is sharing a message of inner peace with the world.

Currently living and working in Canada, the Bermudian shares daily inspiration and reflection with readers through her blog, Virtues Musings

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Bernews

MAR. 22, 2021

Government House said, “This morning Governor Lalgie was delighted to welcome the Emir Saleem Talbot [Imam of the Bermuda Islamic Cultural Centre] and Bishop Wes Spiewak [Catholic Bishop of Hamilton] to Government House.

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Bernews

FEB. 23, 2021

The Bermudian Bahá’í community will be observing the Ayyam-i-Ha beginning at sundown of February 24th and then the 19 day Baha’i Fast, beginning at sundown of February 28th.

some Bahá’í prayers
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O my God!  O my God!  Unite the hearts of Thy servants, and reveal to them Thy great purpose.  May they follow Thy commandments and abide in Thy law.  Help them, O God, in their endeavour, and grant them strength to serve Thee.  O God!  Leave them not to themselves, but guide their steps by the light of Thy knowledge, and cheer their hearts by Thy love.  Verily, Thou art their Helper and their Lord.

- Bahá’u’lláh

O God, my God, my Beloved, my heart's Desire.

- The Báb

Is there any Remover of difficulties save God?  Say: Praised be God!  He is God!  All are His servants, and all abide by His bidding!

- The Báb

I bear witness, O my God, that Thou hast created me to know Thee and to worship Thee.  I testify, at this moment, to my powerlessness and to Thy might, to my poverty and to Thy wealth. 

There is none other God but Thee, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting.

- Bahá’u’lláh

Additional Resources

bahai.org – The worldwide Bahá’í community

bahai.us – The Bahá’ís of the United States

bahai.org.uk – The Bahá’ís of the United Kingdom

bahai.ca – The Bahá’ís of Canada

bahai.pt – Comunidade Bahá’í de Portugal

bahaiteachings.org – Individual Bahá’ís' stories, perspectives, and insights

bahaiprayers.org – Bahá’í prayers

news.bahai.org – Official news source for the worldwide Bahá’í community