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Are Bahá'ís Essentially Atheists ?
Bahá'ís have been accused of atheism when their definition of God doesn't match someone else's. The Bahá'í concept of God is that of an essentially unknowable essence, all-powerful, omniscient, omnipresent, but compassionate and loving.
Are Bahá'ís Pacifists?
Bahá'ís do not volunteer for violence and war, but are not absolute pacifists, either. They are obedient to their governments, but try to find non-combatant service.
Ayyám-i-Há is Coming!
This is the season for parties for many Bahá'ís, prior to the Fasting month, which is followed by a another party celebrating new year's on the vernal equinox.
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.
Part 1 of a two-part series on community administration lays out the map of Bahá'í local, national and international institutions, with brief descriptions. Part 2 is on the Bahá'í electoral process.
Bahá'í Administration in the Field
So how do you build grass roots democracy when you don't have all the urban amenities, or even literacy? An experience in rural Honduras.
Bahá'í Burial Rites
Burial requirements for Bahá'ís are few and simple, essentially treating the physical body with great respect.
Bahá'í Centenary 2012
2012 marks the centenary of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's visit to North America, which will be commemorated in a variety of local and national events.
A brief description of the electoral process utilized within the Bahá'í community whose administration is handled by elected councils on the local, regional and international levels. This is grass roots democracy, worldwide.
Bahá'í Fasting, One Woman's Perspective
Basic information on what fasting is and how it is used in the Faith, and by one Bahá'í in particular.
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