The Bahá’í faith is an independent world religion with adherents in virtually every country and territory in the world. The Encyclopedia Britannica Yearbook has listed the Bahá’í Faith as the second most widespread religion in the world (in terms of geographic reach), after Christianity. The Faith has become a way of life for more than 6 million people from almost all nations, races and cultures on earth.
Bahá’ís are from almost all nations, races and cultures on earth. Bahá’ís follow the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh, who proclaimed the Bahá’í Faith during the middle of the 19th Century, and who taught world peace, the oneness of all humanity and the essential unity of all religions. Bahá'u'lláh says:
The essence of Bahá'u'lláh’s Teaching is all-embracing love, for love includeth every excellence of humankind. It causeth every soul to go forward.
Bahá’í Community’s experience provides inspiration for those who love to see humanity as one global family and the earth as one homeland. The Albany Bahá’í Community invites you to examine the Faith, or participate in any of our activities.
Here are a few of them:
For over one hundred and seventy years, Bahá’is have striven to bring about the unity of mankind and promote spiritual solutions to the social and economic problems in the world. According to the Bahá’i Writings, these goals will be achieved by