Volume 7, Issue 1, September 1997


Justice is conceived as the foundation stone of the coming global civilization, teaches the Baha'i faith.

Founded a century and a half ago, the Baha'i faith community is the youngest of the world's independent religions. It is based on the claims of Baha'u'llah, the eastern prophet who acted as a messenger of God to the age of humanity's maturity.

"The purpose of justice," Baha'u'llah's writing states, "is the appearance of unity among men." Love, mercy, and forgiveness are among the qualities that must distinquish human beings in their personal relationships one with another, the Baha'i teach.

The Baha'i share with Christianity in this knowledge. Both have teaching about social issues, racial integration, the equality of the sexes, and disarmament.

The basic message of Baha'ism is that of unity. They believe in and work toward the harmonization of all people, world-wide. They see our human oneness and the earth as our common homeland. This is a vital message in this present time of emphasis upon individualism, nationalism, provincialism and tribalism.

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