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Purpose:  To pull together some of the action-oriented teaching efforts of Bahá’ís from around the world. To share some helpful available materials, services, and sites.  



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“O how I long that it could be made possible for me to travel through these parts, even if necessary on foot and with the utmost poverty, and while passing through the cities, villages, mountains, deserts and oceans, cry at the top of my voice: "Ya Bahá El Abhá!" and promote the divine teachings. But now this is not feasible for me, therefore I live in great regret; perchance, God willing, ye may become assisted therein."        

Compilations, Baha'i Scriptures, p. 536            

“All the meetings must be for teaching the Cause and spreading the message, and suffering the souls to enter into the Kingdom of Bahá'u'lláh. Look at me. All my thoughts are centered around the proclamation of the Kingdom. I have a lamp in my hand searching through the lands and seas to find souls who can become heralds of the Cause. Day and night I am engaged in this work. Any other deliberations in the meetings are futile and fruitless. Convey the message! Attract the hearts! Sow the seeds! Teach the Cause to those who do not know…If the meetings or Spiritual Assembly has any other occupation, the time is spent in futility. All the deliberations, all consultation, all the talks and addresses must revolve around one focal center and that is: Teach the Cause! Teach! Teach! Convey the message! Awaken the souls! Now is the time of laying the foundation. Now we must gather brick, stone, wood, iron and other building materials! This is not the time of decoration…Nothing else will be useful today. The interests of such a glorious Cause will not advance without undivided attention. While we are carrying this load we cannot carry any other load!”              

Compilations, Baha'i Scriptures, p. 502

“…Let them not underestimate the power inherent in the system they are putting in place for the propagation of His Faith nor mistake the true purpose of the global enterprise on which they have embarked. …Let them not fail to appreciate the value of the culture now taken root in the community that promotes the systematic study of the Creative Word in small groups in order to build capacity for service …”    The Universal House of Justice, October 20, 2008.

"With so firm a foundation in place, the foremost thought in the mind of each and every believer should be teaching. Whether in their personal efforts they teach their friends in firesides and then involve them in the core activities or use these activities as their primary instrument for teaching, whether as a community they make their work with children and junior youth the initial thrust in a cluster or focus first on the older generations, whether in their collective endeavours they visit families in teams as part of an intensive campaign or call on seekers in their homes periodically over time—these are decisions that can only be made according to the circumstances and possibilities of the friends and the nature of the populations with whom they interact. What all must acknowledge, irrespective of circumstance, are both the crying need of a humanity that, bereft of spiritual sustenance, is sinking deeper into despair and the urgency of the responsibility to teach with which we each have been entrusted as members of the community of the Greatest Name. 

Bahá’u’lláh has commanded His followers to teach the Cause. Already thousands upon thousands are energetically applying the provisions of the Plan to open up avenues for them to guide souls to the Ocean of His Revelation. We look with expectant eyes to the day when teaching is the dominating passion in the life of every believer and when the unity of the community is so strong as to enable this state of enkindlement to express itself in unremitting action in the field of service. This, then, is our ardent hope for you and the object of our most fervent prayers at the Sacred Threshold."  

The Universal House of Justice Ridván 2007: Baha'i Era 164

"Everyone can find a part to play"

                          "Ridván 2007 Message"

                               The Five Year Plan


Door-to-Door Teaching
Clarified by the 
Universal House of Justice, 
October 18, 2007



Bahá'í Prayers Site


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Bahá’í faith in The Wall Street Journal August 2008


Baha'i Faith on National News - March, 2008


ABC NEWS 20/20 TV show on the persecution of Iran Baha'is originally aired in 1983


Kenneth E. Bowers

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Baha'i Faith on National News - Oct 1, 2007


“Know thou of a certainty that thy Lord will come to thine aid with a company of the Concourse on high and hosts of the Abhá Kingdom.” Click here to read more


In loving memory of revered, greatly admired, well-loved Hand of the Cause of God  Ali-Muhammad Varqá Click here 

To watch or download the video of the ‘Tablet of Visitation” of Bahá’u’lláh chanted by the Hand of the Cause of God `Alí-Muhammad Varqá, Click Here.


Mr. Paul Lample's Address at the 32nd ABS Conference

On Learning and the Evolution of the Bahá'í Community

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     "A Vision for the Future "

This power point presentation, by Zabine MaryamVan Ness, is about how the institute process works, and some ways to find and introduce the idea of teaching to a new believer, to think about friends, family, neighbors and co-workers.


 “A Change of Culture”

 By Moojan Momen. This essay is a very interesting evaluation and study of time and change in human way of life and culture. Dr. Momen in this document studies the direction towards which the Universal House of Justice is pointing the Baha'is as clearly as the next logical step in the development of the Baha'i community, and as Baha'i communities respond to the call for a change of culture, it can be anticipated that the features of the new culture will gradually become clearer.


 “Sharing, Caring, & Acting” 

 By Shoaleh Young:   Golden Keys to unlocking hearts. Purpose of this power point presentation is to review the practical aspects for reaching and teaching the masses. Sharing examples and methods for reaching and teaching, inviting, initiating and sustaining core activities Share stories and ideas for action. Sharing tools and resources for our assistance.


The Washington Post

Roxana Saberi

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Dr. Peter Khan’s presentation giving a most insightful and significant perspective on the subject of “constancy and change” and the future of the Bahá'í Faith.

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This is to acknowledge that this link is an audio file that was posted on The American Bahá’í online edition for its coverage of the National Convention. We thank the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of United States, The American Bahá’í and all of the people at the Bahá’í National Center, particularly Information Technology and Media Services as well as The American Bahá’í, who worked hard to make it possible to post this talk and build the site where it is posted.


PowerPoint presentation given by Jesse Villagomez at Texas Bahá’í Summer School September 2010 on Revelation and Reality - Learning to Translate What Is Written Into Reality and how the Huqúqu'lláh is related to this theme.

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State Department criticizes Iran for persecuting religious minorities. Click here to read


A clip is excerpted from a video that was originally shown at The Second Baha’i World Congress, held in November 1992 in New York City. It highlights 'Abdu'l-Bahá’s visit to America and the relevance of the Baha'i teachings to societal ills like racism, sexism and economic problems.

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Washington Post's web page "On Faith" under the category "Faith Complex." 

Sovaida Ma'ani Ewing speaks of the persecution of the Baha'i in Iran and the ongoing trial of 7 community members accused of spying for Israel and the United States. (Video by Georgetown University)

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"Make steadfast Thou, O my God, Thy servant who hath believed in Thee to help Thy Cause, and keep him safe from all dangers in the stronghold of Thy care and Thy protection, both in this life and in the life which is to come. Thou, verily, rulest as Thou pleasest.  No God is there save Thee, the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Generous."      Baha'u'llah, Prayers and Meditations by Baha'u'llah, p. 157

“Say: Tribulation is a horizon unto My Revelation. The day star of grace shineth above it, and sheddeth a light which neither the clouds of men's idle fancy nor the vain imaginations of the aggressor can obscure. 

Follow thou the footsteps of thy Lord, and remember His servants even as He doth remember thee, undeterred by either the clamor of the heedless ones or the sword of the enemy.... Spread abroad the sweet savors of thy Lord, and hesitate not, though it be for less than a moment, in the service of His Cause. The day is approaching when the victory of thy Lord, the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Bountiful, will be proclaimed.”            Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 42

“Behold how in this Dispensation the worthless and foolish have fondly imagined that by such instruments as massacre, plunder and banishment they can extinguish the Lamp which the Hand of Divine power hath lit, or eclipse the Day Star of everlasting splendor. How utterly unaware they seem to be of the truth that such adversity is the oil that feedeth the flame of this Lamp! Such is God's transforming power. He changeth whatsoever He willeth; He verily hath power over all things....”            Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 72

"O apostles of Bahá'u'lláh! How pitiful if we, who are recognized as the bearers of His glorious Name, and related to such an omnipotent Lord, should in moments of adversity, fail to scrupulously follow the noble example set by Him Who stands peerless in His long-suffering. Happy the one who until his last breath has tasted the venom of woe at the hand of the faithless, and blessed the heart that for the sake of promoting and proclaiming His Cause does not allow himself a moment's rest. Such is the disposition of the pure in heart, such is the method of them that enjoy near access to God, such is the way of the true strivers after God such befits the hosts that are under the guidance of God, such is the means whereby undoubted triumph and victory will be achieved for the Cause of God."                      Abdu'l-Baha, Compilations, Fire and Light, p. 35 

"You must follow the example and footprints of Jesus Christ. Read the Gospels. Jesus Christ was mercy itself, was love itself. He even prayed in behalf of His executioners -- for those who crucified Him -- saying, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." If they knew what they were doing, they would not have done it. Consider how kind Jesus Christ was, that even upon the cross He prayed for His oppressors. We must follow His example. We must emulate the Prophets of God. We must follow Jesus Christ. We must free ourselves from all these imitations which are the source of darkness in the world."           Abdu'l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 41 

"Follow the example of Abdul-Bahá and at every moment wish to offer yourselves in the path of the Beauty of ABHÁ. Shine ye like unto the sun and roar and move like unto the sea; impart life to mountain and desert like unto clouds, and similar to the vernal breeze, bestow freshness, grace and elegance on the trees of human temples."           Abdu'l-Baha, Tablets of Abdu'l-Baha v1, p. 38

Seated from left, Behrouz Tavakkoli and Saeid Rezaie, and, standing, Fariba Kamalabadi, Vahid Tizfahm, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Afif Naeimi, and Mahvash Sabet.

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14 May 2008 – The above Six Bahá'í leaders in Iran were arrested and taken to the notorious Evin prison in a sweep that is ominously similar to episodes in the 1980s when scores of Iranian Bahá'í leaders were summarily rounded up and killed. 

The six men and women, all members of the national-level group that helped see to the minimum needs of Bahá'ís in Iran, were in their homes Wednesday morning when government intelligence agents entered and spent up to five hours searching each home, before taking them away. 

The seventh member of the national coordinating group was arrested in early March in  Mashhad after being summoned by the Ministry of Intelligence office there on an ostensibly trivial matter.

Rasull_Allah Prophet of God Muhammad, peace be upon Him, said in the Qur'an, "And call to mind when the unbelievers plotted against thee, to detain thee prisoner, or to kill thee, or to banish thee: They plotted - but God plotted: and of plotters is God the best!"  The Qur'an (Rodwell tr), Sura 8 - The Spoils.

“And Moses said, 'Verily, I take refuge in my Lord and your Lord from every one who is big with pride and believes not on the day of reckoning.' And a believing- man of Pharaoh's people, who concealed his faith, said, 'Will ye kill a man for saying, My Lord  is God, when he has come to you with manifest signs from your Lord? and if he be a liar, against him is his lie; and if he be truthful, there will befall you somewhat of that which he threatens you; verily, God guides not him who is an extravagant liar. my people! yours is the kingdom to-day, ye are eminent in the land, but who will help us against the violence of God, if it comes upon us?'          Said Pharaoh, 'I will only show you what I see, and I will only guide you into the way of right direction.'”     The Qur'an (E.H. Palmer tr), Sura  40 - The Believer 

“"And believe in those only who follow your Religion" Say: True guidance is guidance from God - that to others may be imparted the like of what hath been imparted to you. Will they wrangle then with you in the presence of their Lord? Say: Plenteous gifts are in the hands of God: He imparteth them unto whom He will, and God is Bounteous, Wise.”       The Qur'an (Rodwell tr), Sura   3 - The Family of Imran

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To watch "A HOPE AND A PRAYER” video click here                         To save here

To Watch A Tribute to the True Lovers video - English Version click here   To save here

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Freedom to Believe Foundation click here

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Click on the above picture to read the “Highlights of a Talk by Mrs. Malek-Áfágh Dávoodí (the wife of the late Dr. `Alí-Murad  Dávoodí)”


Farsheed Ferdowsi shares the story of martyrdom of his father in Iran


Under the Staircase  by Kimia Ferdowsi

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Warning of God to the perpetrators of tyranny and injustice 

By the righteousness of Him Who hath caused Bahá to speak forth before all that are in heaven and all that are on earth! Ye have neither rank nor mention among them that have offered up their souls, their bodies and their substance for the love of God, the All-Powerful, the All-Compelling, the Almighty. A handful of clay is greater in the sight of God than all your dominion and your sovereignty, and all your might and your fortune. Should it be His wish, He would scatter you in dust. Soon will He seize you in His wrathful anger, sedition will be stirred up in your midst, and your dominions will be disrupted. Then will ye wail and lament, and will find none to help or succour you. 

In making mention of these matters, it is not Our purpose to rouse you from your slumber, since the fury of God's wrath hath so encompassed you that ye shall never take heed. Nor is it Our intention to recount the iniquities visited upon these pure and blessed souls, for they have been so intoxicated with the wine of the All-Merciful and are so carried away with the inebriating effect of the living waters of His loving providence that even were they to suffer all the cruelties of the world for His sake, they would remain content and yield thanks unto Him. These souls have never held, nor shall they ever hold any grievance.  Nay, their blood continually imploreth and beseecheth the Lord of the worlds that it might be spilt upon the dust in His path, and their heads yearn to be borne aloft on spears for the sake of the Beloved of hearts and souls. 

Several times calamities have overtaken you, and yet ye failed utterly to take heed. One of them was the conflagration which devoured most of the City with the flames of justice, and concerning which many poems were written, stating that no such fire had ever been witnessed. And yet, ye waxed more heedless. Plague, likewise, broke out, and ye still failed to give heed! Be expectant, however, for the wrath of God is ready to overtake you. Erelong will ye behold that which hath been sent down from the Pen of My command. 

Have ye fondly imagined your glory to be imperishable and your dominion to be everlasting? Nay, by Him Who is the All-Merciful! Neither will your glory last, nor will Mine abasement endure. Such abasement, in the estimation of a true man, is the pride of every glory.

            (Baha'u'llah, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p. 164)


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