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What do Baha’is believe?

Basic Teachings of Baha’u’llah

Baha’u’llah taught that there is one God whose successive revelations to humanity have been the chief civilizing forces in history. The agents of this process have been the Divine Messengers whom people have seen chiefly as the founders of separate religious systems but whose common purpose has been to bring the human race to spiritual and moral maturity.

Humanity is now coming of age, making possible the unification of the human family and the building of a peaceful, global society. To achieve this goal the Baha’i faith teaches:

• abandonment of all forms of prejudice
• equality of opportunity for women and men
• recognition of the unity and relativity of religious truth
• elimination of extremes of poverty and wealth
• universal education
• responsibility of each person to search independently for truth
• a global commonwealth of nations
• that true religion is in harmony with reason and the pursuit of scientific knowledge

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