Throughout history, God has sent to humanity a series of divine Educators—known as Manifestations of God—whose teachings have provided the basis for the advancement of civilization.
These Manifestations 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.
The Bahá’í Faith is a world wide religion with adherents in more than 235 countries and territories in the world comprising over 116,000 localities, one of which is the City of Albany. There have been Bahá’ís in the Great Southern since 1962.
Bahá’ís come from many religious and even non-religious backgrounds. The underlying common belief is that religion derives from one common divine source and is continually renewed through special Teachers such as Buddha, Jesus, Mohammad, Bahá'u'lláh and others to provide never ending spiritual guidance to humanity.