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Baha'i

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The Baha’i faith is the youngest of the world’s independent religions.

Its founder, Bahá’u’lláh (1817-1892) is regarded by Bahá’is as the most recent in the line of Messengers that stretches back beyond recorded time.

Bahá’u’lláh taught that there is one God whose successive revelations of His will to humanity have been the chief civilizing force in history. The agents of this process have been the Divine Messengers which include Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ and Mohammed and whose common purpose has been to bring the human race to spiritual and moral maturity.

Principles promoted by the Baha’i Faith are equality of women and men, elimination of prejudice of all kinds, harmony of religion and science, and the responsibility of individuals to independently search for truth.

The major Bahá’i festivals and holy days have been fixed by the central figures of the Faith. The most important is the twelve-day period known as the festival of Ridvan. It commemorates the twelve day period that marks the beginning of the prophetic ministry of Bahá’u’lláh. The first, ninth, and twelfth days are considered holy days on which work should be suspended.

The Bahá’i New Year begins on the vernal equinox, the ancient Persian festival of Naw Ruz.