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How to Keep Your Faith
Holding on to faith that you can make a difference towards change of any kind can be a challenge, especially when it takes energy and sacrifice, and some days it feels like the whole world is against it. Yet, religion has supplied the power to do this over and over again.
The Bahá'í Concept of the Soul
The Bahá'í Faith teaches that human beings are souls, not bodies, and though physically belonging to the animal kingdom, are lifted above the rest of creation by virtue of having a soul.
The Bahá'í Position on Reincarnation
Reincarnation for the purpose of continuing to perfect character, or as punishment for sins of a previous life, is not a part of Bahá'í theology.
Voyage of Love - Book Review
Review of Amy Renshaw's book on the 1912 visit of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, "Voyage of Love: 'Abdu'l-Bahá in North America," Bellwood Press, 2010.
How Faith Will Change the World Today
Historically, core religion has been the primary source of lasting social change because believers are willing to alter behavior and attitudes in order to be 'good.' Bahá'ís think it can happen again.
What is Faith?
What does it mean to have faith? Is it avoiding reality, or the most powerful tool that shapes behavior and can change the world?
Backbiting - the worst sin for Bahá'ís
Gossip, backbiting and calumny are considered sins on a par with murder and arson because they quench the light of the heart and extinguish the life of the soul.
Happiness is transitory and can be superficial, often based upon material things, whereas joy is a fundamental state underlying every other emotion.
The Kitáb-i-Aqdas - A Summary of Bahá'í Laws
The Kitáb-i-Aqdas is Bahá'u'lláh's own summary of His revelation, including laws and theology. It is a detailed list of issues and topics revealed and expounded upon in previous texts.
Suicide is not an option for Bahá'ís, because their faith teaches that the purpose of this one chance at physical life is to develop the virtues needed for eternal spiritual life.
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