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[14 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on FAQ about the Bahá’í Faith | ]

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 | Comments Off on A Faith for Today | ]
A Faith for Today

The Bahá’í Faith is the newest of the world’s independent religions, a Faith focused on building a just, peaceful and sustainable world—one neighborhood at a time.
Here in Marysville, as in Europe, Africa, Australia, South America and throughout the world, Bahá’ís are working to usher-in the long-promised Era of World Peace as foretold by the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, Bahá’u’lláh.
Founded in 1844, the Bahá’í Faith is a world religion with more than five million believers from virtually every national, ethnic
and religious background. The Faith accepts the divine origin and common purpose of all …

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[14 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Brief Introduction to the Bahá’í Faith | ]
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 | Comments Off on The Oneness of Mankind | ]
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 | Comments Off on Marysville Bahá’í History | ]
Marysville Bahá’í History

65th Anniversary of the Bahá’í Faith in Marysville, WA
1948-2013
Marysville’s European-American settlement and history began with the signing of the Point Elliott Treaty in 1855 between the United States and the Tulalip people to establish a reservation for them and allow settlement of others on their former territory. It was in 1844 that the Bahá’í Faith had its beginning in Persia. By 1855 well over 20,000 of its early followers had lost their lives.  By the local Marysville area had opened for settlement with settlers from far away. The timber industry quickly moved in, staking several claims during …