Founded a little more than a century and a half ago, the Bahá’í Faith is today among the fastest-growing and geographically widespread of the world’s religions. According to the Baha'i World News Service Statistics page:
"The Bahá’í Faith is established in virtually every country and in many dependent territories and overseas departments of countries. Bahá’ís reside in well over 100,000 localities. About 2,100 indigenous tribes, races, and ethnic groups are represented in the Bahá’í community.
There are currently 10 Bahá’í Houses of Worship – in Australia, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Germany, India, Panama, Samoa, Uganda, and the United States. Plans are underway to build national Houses of Worship in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Papua New Guinea. Local Houses of Worship are also being constructed in Bihar Sharif, India; Matunda Soy, Kenya; and Tanna, Vanuatu. At the local level, meetings for worship are held regularly in Bahá’í centers and in the homes of believers all over the world.
Bahá’í writings and other literature have been translated into more than 800 languages.
Each year, around one million people visit the Bahá’í Shrine, terraces, and gardens on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel."
Note on Coronavirus:
Due to the ongoing public health crisis, the Houston Baha'i Center will be closed to gatherings for the time being. Please join us online for our weekly community-wide devotional hosted by the Houston Local Spiritual Assembly.
It will be held every Sunday at 10AM on the Zoom platform. Feel free to invite friends and family, spiritual seekers, Baha'is and friends of the Faith alike, to offer prayers for the strength and well being of humanity as we move through this evolving global health crisis.
To join the devotional, please follow this link for the event page on Meetup:
For the full guidance from the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the city of Houston regarding local Baha'i activities, please click here.
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