The Bahai Faith is the youngest of the world's independent religions, founded in Iran in 1844, it now has more than five million followers in over 200 countries, coming from every national, ethnic and religious background makes the Bahai Faith the second most widespread religion in the world, behind only Christianity. The Bahai Faith believe that the world's major religions present part of a single and progressive process in which God reveals his will to humanity. The founder of Bahai; Baha'u'llah is now part of a recognised divine messager's group that includes; Buddha, Muhammad and Christ. The main concept of Baha'u'llah's messages is that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for the people's unification into one global society.
Bahai's core beliefs include:
- The Oneness of humanity
- The common origin and unity of purpose of all world religions
- The harmony of science and religion
- Equality of women and men
- The elimination of all forms of prejudice
- A spiritual solution to economic problems
- The establishment of a world commonwealth of nations
This religion comes across as being quite friendly and inviting, this is due to the outlining message that everyone is equal and this religion does not believe in prejudice like that of many religions over the battle with science. However Bahai Faith seems to allow special relationships that makes it welcoming to anyone, not just people from specific background or upbringing, but is for anyone who wishes to follow in their faith. Bahai is great at taking social actions, by which they create meetings or organise days where people can get involved in certain projects; like that of community work. Through grassroots, Bahai can reveal their faith to the youth, however they do not pressurise them in following the Bahai ways, but instead teach the children of their religion and present their ideas, from this if the child likes the idea then they can follow as well.
The Homepage on their website has all the typical setout and layout anyother website has; it History tabs, local news and events, real life stories or successes and also popular social website addresses like Twitter or Facebook. The one thing i have noticed different about this website form previous ones is that, the Bahai's are not asking for donations or money, this shows that the Bahai Faith is not for profitable business but instead is a religion that only ask for morale support. What the Bahai Faith points out about others faiths is that they present a more militant way of controlling religion, they often disagree with other religions and always denies science as a important subject in our societies. This is why Bahai Faith was created, because it takes the spiritual side of many religions but also possess a laid back and calm approach to current issues and events. Maybe the reason why so many American people have turned to this faith is because they feel that Bahai presents a calm and peaceful approach to religion.