Berkeley Bahá’í Community


About the Bahá'í Faith

The Bahá'í Faith is a world religion based on the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh. He explained that there is only one God and one human family, and that all religions are spiritually united. Bahá’u’lláh’s writings offer spiritual guidance as well as directives for personal and social conduct.

The more than five million Bahá’ís around the world are engaged in the process of learning how to translate that guidance into realities of individual and community life. Though they come from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, they are united by their belief in Bahá’u’lláh and by their desire for a united, prosperous, and peaceful future for all of humanity.

"The Bahá’í Faith recognizes the unity of God and of His Prophets, upholds the principle of an unfettered search after truth, condemns all forms of superstition and prejudice, teaches that the fundamental purpose of religion is to promote concord and harmony, that it must go hand-in-hand with science, and that it constitutes the sole and ultimate basis of a peaceful, an ordered and progressive society. It inculcates the principle of equal opportunity, rights and privileges for both sexes, advocates compulsory education, abolishes extremes of poverty and wealth, exalts work performed in the spirit of service to the rank of worship, recommends the adoption of an auxiliary international language, and provides the necessary agencies for the establishment and safeguarding of a permanent and universal peace." - Shoghi Effendi

Tuesday Evenings: Monthly Devotional gathering hosted by Neely K., at 7:30pm at her home. A beautiful and peaceful gathering! Next one will be Oct. 28th, topic: Friendship. Wednesday Evenings: A fantastic weekly devotional gathering co-hosted by Meghan M. and Omid S.! Location: Omid's place. Time: 7:30pm, refreshments, both spiritual and physical, provided!

Thursday Evenings: Weekly Ruhi book 1 study group. Join us in discussions on spirituality, prayer, and the nature of the spirit through deepening in the Baha'i writings! Every Thursday at 7:30pm; refreshments and wonderful company provided. Location.

Friday Evenings: Bi-weekly Friday night Fireside: Time: 6:30pm meet for dinner together somewhere close to campus, then at 8pm- presentation/discussion lead by rotating speakers. Hot topics and deep discussions :) Dinner location: rotating, Fireside Location: Home of Matt C.

Saturday Mornings: Monthly Devotional gathering hosted by Matthew C. and Nathan G.! Begins at 10am, located at the home of Joey and Ioana L., Albany University Village. Breakfast provided, other refreshments welcomed!