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What are the Basic Principles of the Bahá’í Faith?

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The Bahá'í Faith is a monotheistic religion, which emphasizes the spiritual unity of the world. It is centrally based on: one Creator, one human family, and one unfolding faith. Basic principles of the Bahá'í faith are: 1. Oneness of mankind: This simple idea is grounded in concept that there is only one race – the human race and we’re all a part of it. 2. Independent investigation of the truth: This teaches that no one should rely solely upon their pastor, parent, educator or friend to tell them about religion. Independent study and reading of the writings of all faiths is highly encouraged. 3. The common foundation of all religions: This idea is centered in the belief that all the major religions of the world come from one God, revealing His will more fully as mankind develops in capacity. 4. The essential harmony of science & religion: This concept states that science and religion point to the same truths and are reconcilable. 5. Universal peace upheld by a worldwide government: This is a basic teaching for humanity to work toward creating institutions to provide collective security, human rights and the abolishment of war. 6. The equality of men & women: The idea than social, economic, educational and career opportunities should be equal to both genders. 7. Elimination of prejudice of all kinds: This is a call to eliminate all forms of social, economic, gender, and racial or ethnic prejudice. 8. Universal compulsory education of all children: In 1844, when the Bahá'í Faith was founded, it was common for children to work instead of attending school. Even today in the 21st century, there are still pockets around the world, where children work in factories and farms instead of getting an education. 9. Universal auxiliary language: This is a principle to help unify the world by selecting one of the existing languages or developing a language to be learned world wide in addition to one’s native tongue.

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1 Cary W = "When I read there statement that there is only one Earth, one race or people, and one God in our midst, I understood why this is one of the fastest growing religions on the planet.  Though I am firm in my conviction of the gospel of Christ, foremost He preached loving God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself; that sums up the essence we should all make our primary doctrine."
2 Cary W = "Jesus told His disciples that when they received His Spirit they would have no need for any man to teach them, for the Spirit Himself would remind them internally all that He had spoken and taught.  I love this principal, that God desires to work intimitaley with each of us, having on other person come between our connection to God."
3 Ben N = "God is Truth, and no one can explain or define God. You can only come to know and experience the Divine for yourself, through your studies, your effort, your prayer and devotion. "
4 Cary W = "See Ephesians 4:3-4 for scriptural support of this idea:https://www.deily.org/bible/kjv/ephesians/4"3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all""
5 Cary W = "See Ephesians 4:3-4 for scriptural support of this idea:https://www.deily.org/bible/kjv/ephesians/4"3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all""
6 Cary W = "See Ephesians 4:3-4 for scriptural support of this idea:https://www.deily.org/bible/kjv/ephesians/4"3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all""
7 Ben N = "Both science and religion have the same goal: to understand reality, to know the Truth. Science explores the outer, physical world, and religion deals with the inner world of consciousness and Spirit. In reality, the inner and outer are one and the same, and the the truths of science and religion point to the same transcendent Truth, but from two different perspectives. "
8 Ben N = "Equality of all people - regardless of gender, race, occupation, etc. - follows naturally from the spiritual realization that all life is sacred, that all beings are God's children. We are all one life, one consciousness, one Spirit, the same Divine essence lies behind the infinite differences in form and expression. "