Oneness of Religion

Bahá’u’lláh’s Message to Christians

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The Lawh-i-Aqdas – the Most Holy Tablet –  is addressed to Christians. Bahá’u’lláh announces his mission to the followers of Christ. Almost at its outset, the call is made: O followers of the Son! Have ye shut out yourselves from Me by reason of My Name?[1] These words allude to passages such as the following from…

Dimensions of Unity: the Lawh-i-Ittihad

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The theme of unity is woven explicitly and implicitly into Bahá’u’lláh’s mission and teachings.  It is the entire purpose of his mission. In the Lawh-i-Ittihad, Bahá’u’lláh discusses some of the dimensions of unity. An authorised English version of this work is not available as yet, although descriptions of this work are available in Adib Taherzadeh’s fourth…

A New Temple Rises in the East: The First Local House of Worship Battambang Cambodia

Baha'i House of Worship Battambang

Yesterday marked a milestone – the official dedication in Battambang Cambodia of the first local House of Worship in the world designated as such.  The building has been constructed to translate into reality Bahá’u’lláh’s call in his book of laws, the Kitab-i-Aqdas: O people of the world! Build ye houses of worship throughout the lands in the…

When Religious People do Bad Things

the problem of religion

In a world in which crimes are explicitly committed in the name of religion, a conversation about how best to respond to the problem is a necessity as difficult as it may be. Tragically this was how the 21st century begins. This article seeks to reflect on Bahá’u’lláh’s writings, and the Baha’i teachings more broadly,…