Who We Are

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The Bahá'í Faith has been part of the Houston community since the 1930s, with the first Local Spiritual Assembly established on April 21, 1942. Bahá'ís strive to give expression to the oneness of humanity, a core principal of their faith, by seeking to eliminate racial prejudice, advance the equality of women and men, and build a vibrant spiritual community reflecting the human family in all its diversity.


As far back as 1950, a Bahá’í Houstonian, Heman Sweatt, honoring Bahá’u’lláh’s call for the elimination of all prejudices, took his battle with racism to the U.S. Supreme Court and won Sweatt v. Painter, paving the way for desegregation in schools around the country.


Bahá'u'lláh taught that a just and peaceful global society is now possible. Bahá'ís strive to give expression to the oneness of humanity, a core principal of their faith, by seeking to eliminate racial prejudice, advance the equality of women and men, and build a vibrant spiritual community reflecting the human family in all its diversity.


The Bahá’í community has continued to passionately promote unity and serve Houston in the years since.  Currently, Bahá’ís are focused on community building efforts, including the training youth from the wider community to serve as children’s class teachers and junior youth animators.  In spring 2017, Bahá’ís in the Heights sponsored an art fair at their local library, where students submitted art on the theme of “Unity of Humanity”.



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  • Devotionals


  • Children's Classes

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The Baha'is of the City of Houston, TX

Our Mission

 

He Who is your Lord, the All-Merciful, cherisheth in His heart the desire of beholding the entire human race as one soul and one body.”— Bahá’u’lláh


Bahá’í beliefs address such essential themes as the oneness of God and religion, the oneness of humanity and freedom from prejudice, the inherent nobility of the human being, the progressive revelation of religious truth, the development of spiritual qualities, the integration of worship and service, the fundamental equality of the sexes, the harmony between religion and science, the centrality of justice to all human endeavours, the importance of education, and the dynamics of the relationships that are to bind together individuals, communities, and institutions as humanity advances towards its collective maturity.

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