The DC Baha'i community is as diverse as the city we live in. All races, ages, and social classes come together to create a warm and authentic sense of community. What the members of this community share in common is their adherence to the Baha'i Faith.
The Baha'i Faith is the youngest of the world’s independent monotheistic religions. Founded in Iran in 1844, it now has more than five million adherents in 236 countries and territories. Baha'is come from nearly every national, ethnic and religious background, making the Baha'i Faith the second-most-widespread religion in the world.
Baha'is view the world's major religions as a part of a single, progressive process through which God reveals His will to humanity. Baha'u'llah (1817-1892), the Founder of the Baha'i Faith, is recognized as the most recent in a line of Divine Messengers that stretches back beyond recorded time and includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad. The central theme of Baha'u'llah's message is that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for humanity’s unification into one global society. While reaffirming the core ethical principles common to all religions, Baha'u'llah also revealed new laws and teachings to lay the foundations of a global civilization. “A new life,” Baha'u'llah declared, “is, in this age, stirring within all the peoples of the earth.”
The worldwide Baha'i community, composed of people from virtually every racial, ethnic and religious background, is working to give practical expression to Baha'u'llah’s vision of world unity. We invite you to learn more about the Baha'i Faith and benefit from the spiritual and practical insights found in the Revelation of Baha'u'llah, God's message for humanity in this day.
The Baha'is of Washington DC have a rich history and longstanding association with their city. The first group of Baha'is in Washington was established in 1898. A highlight in the history of the Baha'i community of Washington was in 1912 when 'Abdu'l-Baha, the son of Baha'u'llah and then leader of the Baha'i Faith visited the city.
You can read more about the history of the Baha'i community in Washington, DC here
To contact or get engaged with the DC Baha'i Community - or just to ask a simple question - please contact us or check out the calendar.
To learn more about the teachings of the Baha'i Faith, we invite you to the official US site to explore further:
Bahai Faith in the United States