Updated: Nov 29, 2022
Events and meetings of the Baha'is of Ashland, Medford, Grants Pass & Klamath Falls, OR can be found on MeetUp.
Bahá’ís have “a new understanding of the purpose and nature of religion” – it is the “faculty of the human soul that enables individuals to mine inner resources of courage, vision, and high endeavor and allows groups and communities to explore reality together and forge a common vision and purpose. When harmonized with science, religion is a system of knowledge that propels the advancement of civilization.”
“Three core assertions of the Bahá’í Faith sometimes termed the “three onenesses”, are central in the teachings of the religion. They are the Oneness of God, the Oneness of Religion and the Oneness of Humanity. The pivotal principle of the Bahá’í Faith is to unite all races and peoples in one universal Cause, the betterment of the world.”
“Believing in the oneness of humanity demands rooting out of prejudice and inequality, it elevates the need for all relationships and systems to be grounded in cooperation and mutual assistance. Other teachings are the equality of men and women; the harmony between religion and science; the centrality of justice to all human endeavors; the importance of education; and the dynamics of the relationships that are to bind together individuals, communities, and institutions as humanity advances towards its collective maturity.”
“Let us consecrate ourselves to the creation of a world in which knowledge will be the province of all; where there are no limitations imposed upon a soul by virtue of race, gender, or creed; where the material and spiritual aspects of life are in harmony; and where all of the truths essential for human progress are held sacred. To do so will require great sacrifice, courage, and audacity.
Baha'i Tem[ple in Wilamette, IL Image Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Baha%27i_Temple_-_Wilmette,_IL.jpg