A Brief Introduction

The Bahá’i Faith has had a presence in the United Kingdom for more than a century and Bahá’ís here are playing their part as members of this vibrant and growing world community dedicated to promoting the oneness of all humanity. There have been Bahá’ís in Richmond since the beginning of the last century. Some of the early Bahá’ís lived near Richmond Park and were visited by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the Son and appointed successor of the founder of the Bahá’i Faith, Bahá’u’lláh.

“Service to humanity is service to God. Let the love and light of the Kingdom radiate through you until all who look upon you shall be illumined by its reflection. Be as stars, brilliant and sparkling in the loftiness of their heavenly station.” – ‘Abdu’l-Bahá (Paris Talks)

 

Core Bahá’i Beliefs

All humanity is one family.

The abolishment all forms of cultural, racial and religious prejudice or extremism.

World Peace will only be achieved when the unity of mankind has been firmly established.

Equal rights and privileges for women and men.

The implementation of Universal Education.

The responsibility of every individual to independently investigate the truth for him or herself.

Oneness of Religion – All major religions originate from the same divine source. Each has brought laws and teachings to satisfy the conditions and requirements of its age.

True religion is in harmony with reason and science.

The establishment of a Global Commonwealth of Nations for the security and prosperity of all people.

The elimination of extremes of wealth and poverty.