Throughout history, God has revealed Himself to humanity through a series of divine Messengers, whose teachings guide and educate us and provide the basis for the advancement of human society. These Messengers have included Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. Their religions come from the same Source and are in essence successive chapters of one religion from God.
Bahá’u’lláh, the latest of these Messengers, brought new spiritual and social teachings for our time. His essential message is of unity. He taught the oneness of God, the oneness of the human family, and the oneness of religion.
Bahá’u’lláh said, “The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens,” and that, as foretold in all the sacred scriptures of the past, now is the time for humanity to live in unity.
Founded more than a century and a half ago, the Bahá’í Faith has spread around the globe. Members of the Bahá’í Faith live in more than 100,000 localities and come from nearly every nation, ethnic group, culture, profession, and social or economic background.
Bahá’ís believe the crucial need facing humanity is to find a unifying vision of the nature and purpose of life and of the future of society. Such a vision unfolds in the writings of Bahá’u’lláh.
The North Vancouver District Baha’i community was first established in 1961 with the formation of its first Local Spiritual Assembly. Since then, the Baha’is of North Vancouver community have strived to promote unity, peace, and tolerance by aligning their lives in accordance with the teachings of Baha’u’llah and arising to serve their community in various ways. Baha’is of North Vancouver come from different backgrounds and are engaged in a variety of community-building activities with the common goal of promoting the betterment of the world. Baha’u’llah asks us to:
“Be anxiously concerned with the needs of the age ye live in, and center your deliberations on its exigencies and requirements.”