A Faith for Today

by P.C. in About the Baha'i Faith
Over a century ago Bahá’u’lláh taught that religious truth is not final but progressive. Religion is renewed, He said, in every age to re-establish and apply the unchanging principles found in the scriptures of the Great Religions of the world to the needs of the present day. The entrenched powers of 19th century Persian orthodoxy vehemently opposed His message but now His Faith is spread around the world. Here in Hilo as in Europe, Africa, [...]
  • Attend an informal presentation about the Baha’i Faith or participate in a Study Circle.
  • Attend devotional gatherings together with others who recognize our need to connect with our creator.
Vision Statement: To Inspire Creativity in the Spirit of Service for the Community of Hilo, Implementing Solutions for the Unification of all People and Cultures.
Due to the need for social distancing during the Covid19 pandemic, the Hilo Baha’is are meeting online via Zoom video meetings. Please email southhilobahailsa@gmail.com for a Zoom link if you wish to participate in an event on the calendar or if you wish to join a study circle.
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From the Bahá’i Writings

EACH religion teaches that a mediator is necessary between man and the Creator — one who receives the full light of the divine splendor and radiates it over the human world, as the earth’s atmosphere receives and diffuses the warmth of the sun’s rays. This mediator between God and humanity has different designations though he always brings the same spiritual command. …In one era he is called Abraham, at another time Moses, again he is called Buddha, another time Jesus, and yet another time Mohammad. …Man must turn to the light and not think that the form of the lamp is essential, for the lamp may be changed; but he who longs for light welcomes it from whatever source it comes.

— Abdu’l-Baha

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