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World Religion Day

World Religion Day, as many people know, is 19 January, though it is usually observed on the nearest Sunday. It was first instituted by the Bahá’ís in the USA in 1950 but has since been taken up more generally. It […]

The Bahá’í Faith – what is it?

The Warwick Bahá’í Bookshop has made available an introductory leaflet given essential information about the Bahá’í Faith. The leaflet is available to download here. It has been used by teachers at KS3 and KS4 to give pupils a basic background […]

Inspired by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Like many other groups, this year Bahá’ís have had to celebrate their holy days online rather than meeting in person. The Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was celebrated at the usual time of 1am on 27 November. This actually made it easier […]

What is evil?

An experienced teacher and Bahá’í, Debbie Tibbey writes about the nature of evil: is it a force in itself, or something else? Perhaps the simplest way to explain the Bahá’i teaching about evil is to compare it to light and […]

Who was the Báb?

Two days ago, Bahá’ís around the world commemorated the martyrdom of the Báb, who was the forerunner of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of this Faith. The Báb and his followers were persecuted throughout the six short years of his mission, and […]

Gems

In the Bahá’í writings, there is huge importance placed upon the individual to develop personal characteristics referred to as ‘virtues’. I have mentioned before about the Bahá’i-inspired Virtues Project, and the quote from Bahá’u’lláh’s writings, which sets the context for […]

Music – a ladder for the soul

One of the joys of social media is the facility to share and access music from around the world, commercially produced or home-grown. Bahá’ís enjoy music in its many forms, and recognise its power to heighten spiritual awareness. Debbie Tibbey […]