What Baha’is Believe:
“It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.”
“Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch”
“In the garden of thy heart plant naught but the rose of love”
When asked on one occasion: “What is a Bahá’í?” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá (means servant of Baha, Bahá’u’lláh’s successor) replied: “To be a Bahá’í simply means to love all the world; to love humanity and try to serve it; to work for universal peace and universal brotherhood.” On another occasion He defined a Bahá’í as “one endowed with all the perfections of man in activity.” In one of His London talks He said that a man may be a Bahá’í even if He has never heard the name of Bahá’u’lláh. He added: “The man who lives the life according to the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh is already a Bahá’í. On the other hand, a man may call himself a Bahá’í for fifty years, and if he does not live the life he is not a Bahá’í.”
The following is a great introductory video on The Baha’i Faith:
Posted by Baha'is of Melbourne, Florida, USA on Saturday, April 29, 2017
The following video is created by the CBS News covering what Baha’is believe:
CBS News reports on the faith.
Posted by Bahá’í Channel on Sunday, February 5, 2017
What Baha’is Do in Brevard County:
Interfaith Worship – Devotional Gatherings
A regular gathering of people from all faiths and backgrounds who come together in a locality to share prayers and worship. Often held in homes or neighborhood or community centers, devotional gatherings are considered an essential practice of the spiritual well-being of a community, and follow no set form or rituals. Please join us on Sundays at 11 AM at the Melbourne Baha’i center to experience this kind of worship.
A decentralized and participatory approach to learning where groups of friends and neighbors engage in study of the Baha’i writings and develop their capacity to serve their community. Study circles are facilitated by a trained tutor who also accompanies the participants in their learning. Please contact us if you want to join a Study Circle.
Baha’i children’s classes aim to nurture the hearts and minds of children. The emphasis of these classes is on helping children to learn to reflect on and apply spiritual principles, such as love, unity and justice, to their own lives and to the lives of those around them. Based on the teachings of Baha’u’llah, the classes seek to inspire in children a love of God and His Messengers, and of humanity in all its diversity. The classes include short lessons, activities to build friendship, games, stories, art and music. Please contact us if you want to be trained by us to be a teacher or would like your child to join a class.
The Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program
Often also referred as the junior youth empowerment program or simply junior youth groups. This educational program typically engages older youth as animators of younger peers aged 11 to 15 to help them develop their powers of expression, capacities for moral reasoning, and an ethic of service to others. The program combines study, mentorship and social action. Please contact us if you want to be trained by us to be an animator or would like your child to join a group.