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Who Are The Bahá'ís?
What Do Bahá'ís Believe?
Throughout history, God has sent to humanity a series of divine Educators—known as Manifestations of God—whose teachings have provided the basis for the advancement of civilization. These Manifestations have included Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. Bahá’u’lláh, the latest of these Messengers, explained that the religions of the world come from the same Source and are in essence successive chapters of one religion
Bahá’ís believe the crucial need facing humanity is to find a unifying vision of the future of society and of the nature and purpose of life. Such a vision unfolds in the writings of Bahá’u’lláh.
What Do Bahá'ís Do?
A pivotal concept in the Bahá’í teachings is that the refinement of one’s inner character and service to humanity are inseparable facets
In light of this, Bahá’ís have come to appreciate the operation of a two-fold purpose that is fundamental to their lives: to attend to their own spiritual and intellectual growth and to contribute to the transformation of society.
This two-fold purpose helps to shape the endeavors of Bahá’ís in all areas. Thus, for example, they are not only expected to pray and reflect daily in their personal lives, but also to make efforts to infuse their surroundings with a devotional spirit; they are asked, not only to deepen their own knowledge of the Faith, but also to share Bahá’u’lláh’s teachings with others.
They share a common goal of serving humanity and refining their inner-lives in accordance with the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh. The community to which they belong is one of learning and action, free from any sense of superiority or claim to exclusive understanding of truth. It is a community that strives to cultivate hope for the future of humanity, to foster purposeful effort, and to celebrate the endeavors of all those in the world who work to promote unity and alleviate human suffering.
Where Do Bahá'ís Meet & Worship?
The Bahá’í Center in Jacksonville located at 5034 Greenland Road holds regular Devotional Meetings and Children's Classes as well as Adult Study Circles every Sunday morning. For details of activities held at the Center, click on the Bahá’í Center activities page.
Additional devotions, study circles and social activities are held throughout the entire North Florida region.
Please check the Calendar Link on the Home page for a Complete list of upcoming activities
Where Can I Get More Information?
In addition to this web site, additional information can be found on the USA Bahá’í website, www.american.bahai.us or the International Bahá’í website, www.bahai.org.
if you would like more information on any local activity or would like to speak to a Bahá’í, please complete the Conact Form below and we will answer or call you back.