The Bahá’í World online publication presents a collection of essays and articles that explore themes of relevance to the progress and well-being of humanity, highlight advancements in the worldwide Bahá’í community at the levels of thought and action, and reflect on the dynamic history of the Bahá’í Faith.

Initiated in 1926 by Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of the Faith—and originally titled The Bahá’í YearbookThe Bahá’í World volumes were published for eight decades as a “unique record of world-wide Bahá’í activity.”  The volumes sought “to present to the general public…those historical facts and fundamental principles that constitute the distinguishing features of the Message of Bahá’u’lláh.”

In recent years, many of the original volumes’ aims and purposes have come to be fulfilled by official Bahá’í websites, such as and the Bahá’í World News Service, as well as publications such as Summary of Achievements and Learning and For the Betterment of the World.  With its launch in May 2019, The Bahá’í World online publication has taken its place among the family of international Bahá’í websites.