About the Bahá’ís
Since the inception of the Bahá’í Faith in the Nineteenth Century, more and more people have found a compelling vision for a better world in the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh. These teachings offer insights on some of the central themes of the Faith, such as the oneness of humanity, the coherence between material and spiritual dimensions of human life, the balance of faith and reason, and the harmony of science and religion. Many have worked to apply these principles to their own lives, work, and community. Others participate in the community’s activities to enrich their lives and reap the benefits of the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh. For others, they simply want to be in the company of good friends.
The Bahá’í teachings emphasize that each person is in charge of his or her own spiritual development. There is no clergy in the Bahá’í Faith. As a group of equals, the Bahá’í community can neither be described in terms of a pastor and congregation, nor as believers led by learned individuals endowed with authority to interpret scriptures. Rather we learn, serve, and develop our spiritual capacities together, supporting one another on this journey and helping to build hope for the future of humanity, to foster purposeful effort, and to celebrate the efforts all who work to promote unity and end human suffering.
The Bahá’ís of Guelph
We are a community of more than 120 people of all ages and backgrounds. We strive to serve those around us and the City. As a community, we work to learn through action with our compatriots. We do not claim an exclusive understanding of truth, and encourage diversity of thoughts.
Together we work to take action to build the world envisaged by Bahá’u’lláh in our local community, both with one another and with all those in Guelph and the world who work to help others and build community.