What Bahá’ís Believe
Bahá’ís believe throughout history God has sent to humanity a series of Divine Educators to guide the advancement of civilization. These Divine Educators or Messengers have included Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. Bahá’u’lláh, the latest of these Messengers, explained that the religions of the world come from the same source and are in essence successive chapters of one religion from God.
Bahá’ís believe the crucial need facing humanity is to find a unifying vision of the future of society and of the nature and purpose of life. Such a vision unfolds in the writings of Bahá’u’lláh who says a just and peaceful global society is now possible.
In thousands upon thousands of locations around the world, the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith inspire individuals and communities as they work to improve their own lives and contribute to the advancement of civilization.
For more than a century Bahá’ís in New Zealand have worked to eliminate racial prejudice, advance the equality of men and women, and build spiritual communities that reflect the diversity of the human family. Dunedin Bahá’ís invite you to investigate Bahá’u’lláh’s transforming spiritual and social vision for the betterment of our community and to assist make this vision reality.
How does someone become a Bahá’í?
A person becomes a Bahá’í by recognizing Bahá’u’lláh as the Messenger of God for this age and making a commitment to follow His laws and teachings and the administrative institutions He established for the unity of mankind.