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[14 Mar 2010 | ]

A few sample questions…
What is the Bahá’í Attitude toward the followers of other Faiths?
Bahá’u’lláh called upon the Bahá’ís to associate with the followers of all religions in a spirit of love and friendship. Bahá’ís see no intrinsic conflict with other religious communities, as they believe all the revealed faiths originate from the same Source, God, and are essentially one.
How is the Bahá’í Community organized?
Bahá’í community life is characterized by great freedom of individual belief. There is no clergy in the Bahá’í Faith.  A system of democratically elected councils at the …

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[14 Mar 2010 | ]

An important aspect of the Bahá’í Teachings is the principle of “Independent investigation of the Truth”.  This principle dictates that each person must investigate the truth individually rather than clinging to the beliefs of ancestors or imitating those around us.
At least once each month in Thurston County there is an informal presentation on the Bahá’í Faith.  These presentations typically focus on some aspect of the Bahá’í Faith and usually include an overview as well.  The atmosphere is very informal and includes opportunity for dialog or questions.
This is the place to …

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[14 Mar 2010 | ]
Brief Introduction to the Bahá’í Faith

The story of the Bahá’í Faith begins in Ninteenth century Persia – the country we now call Iran – about 160 years ago.  Bahá’ís trace the founding of the Faith to the Twin Prophets, the Bab and Bahá’u’lláh.  The teachings of the Bab and Bahá’u’lláh were entirely peaceful. They met with unrelenting persecution at the hands of the Shiah Moslem Clergy due to the fact that they proclaimed a new Revelation which abrogated the Law of the Quran and rejected the dogmas of the Iranian Religious leaders. The map at …

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[14 Mar 2010 | ]
The Oneness of Mankind

The Central distinguishing feature of the Bahá’í Teachings is The Oneness of Mankind. This principle applies not only to the relationships between individuals but is “…concerned primarily with the nature of those essential relationships that must bind all the states and nations as members of one human family.”
Baha’u’llah said that “All men have been created to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization”
According to the Baha’i Teachings, the Prophets and Messengers of God such as Jesus, Moses, Abraham, Buddha, Krishna, Muhammad, The Bab and Baha’u’llah have been sent as Teachers, and the …

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[14 Mar 2010 | ]
Bahá’í Temples around the world

The message of Bahá’u’lláh is intended for all mankind and the Bahá’í Houses of Worship on the five continents of the world are intended to herald the central principle of Bahá’u’lláh’s revelation: the Oneness of Mankind.
Like placeholders thoughtfully located on the five continents of the world, the six Bahá’í temples stand as beacons into a future where the nations of the world will have recognized the ties that bind them and replaced division and rivalry with unity. All of these temples are nine-sided with entries on each of the nine …