National Bahá’í Communities

A page containing links to the websites of many national Bahá’í communities from around the world.

Bahá’í International Community Representative Offices

The official website of the Bahá’í International Community’s Representative Offices. The site contains news and information about recent activity and provides access to BIC statements, reports, and other publications.

Online Publication


Articles & Essays


The Role of Public Institutions in Ensuring Social Well-Being

The Role of Public Institutions in Ensuring Social Well-Being

By Alex Vedovi

From the Editors

From the Editors

A Most Dramatic Chapter in the Spiritual History of Humankind

A Pictorial Essay

Introduction by Julio Savi

A Most Dramatic Chapter in the Spiritual History of Humankind
A Twofold Mission

A Twofold Mission

Some Distinctive Characteristics of the Person and Teachings of the Báb

By Elham Afnan

Tales of Magnificent Heroism

Tales of Magnificent Heroism

The impact of the Báb and His followers on writers and artists

By Robert Weinberg

Replacing the Sword <br/>with the Word

Replacing the Sword
with the Word

Bahá’u’lláh’s Concept of Peace

By Nader Saiedi

Begin with the Village

Begin with the Village

The Bahá’í Approach to Rural Development

By Paul Hanley

For the Betterment of the World, to the Glory of God

For the Betterment of the World, to the Glory of God

The Emergence of Bahá’í Houses of Worship

By Ann Boyles

Technology, Values, and the Shaping of Social Reality

Technology, Values, and the Shaping of Social Reality

By Matt Weinberg

Bonds that Sustain

Bonds that Sustain

Bahá’í Community-Building Efforts Through the Lens of Disaster Response

By Bani Dugal

Religion in an Ever-Advancing Civilization

Religion in an Ever-Advancing Civilization

This article, from the 2017 publication The Bahá’ís, explores the concept of religion—renewed by Bahá’u’lláh—in the Bahá’í teachings.

From The Bahá’ís publication

The Re-florescence of Historical Romance in Nabil
From the Archive

The Re-florescence of Historical Romance in Nabil

In this essay, first published in the 1932–1934 edition of The Bahá’í World, Mary Maxwell—later known as Amatu’l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum, following her marriage to Shoghi Effendi in 1937—reflects on the dominant themes of The Dawn-Breakers; an early narrative of Bábí history authored by Nabil-i-A’zam.

By Amatu’l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum

From the Archive

The Mission of the Báb

Retrospective 1844-1994

This essay, from The Bahá’í World 1994-95 volume, considers the Revelation of the Báb in the context of its impact on Western writers of the period and its subsequent influence.

By Douglas Martin

From the Archive

Knowledge and Civilization

Implications for the Community
and the Individual

From the 1997-98 volume, this article explores the relationship between science and religion as two great systems of knowledge that have a vital social role to play in the building of a world civilization.

By Farzam Arbab

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