The Baha'i World Faith
Baha'i World Faith is the youngest of the world's main religions. It
was founded in Iran during the mid 19th century by Siyyid Ali-Muhannad
(1819-1850 ce). He assumed the the title Bab ("the Gate") and
prophesized the future arrival of "One greater than Himself." One of
the Bab's followers, Mirza Husayn-Ali-Nuri (1817-1892) announced that
he was the Manifestation predicated by the Bab.
He assumed the
title Baha'u'llah ("glory of God"). His teachings on world peace,
democracy, civil rights, equal rights for women, the acceptance of
Scientific discoveries, etc were decades ahead of his time.
Bahai's believe in a single God who has repeatedly sent prophets into the world through whom he has revealed the "Word of God".
beliefs promote major social changes when originated in the 19th
century: they supported gender and race equality; world government and
world peace. Followers are heavily involved in promoting these concepts