The Baha’i faith was founded by Bahá'u'lláh in 1863 and started in Iran. It came from the Bábi’ religion and its founder predicted the coming of a prophet. The Baha’i faith is a monotheistic religion where this is one God and he is all-powerful. They believe that God is the creator of the universe. They believe the only way to truly know God is thru his messengers. According to Bahá'u'lláh Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad and other prophets were all manifestations of God revealing himself to man. They also believe in the importance of prayer and serving others.
The Baha’i believe in unity of the church and all people and believe in the equality of all people no matter nationality, gender, or economic status. There are three at the heart of their doctrine. These are the unity of God, the unity of religion, and the unity of humanity. Under the unity of religion, Baha’i believes that all of the world’s religions are all part of the same religion serving the same God. Concerning the unity of humanity, Baha’i believes all humanity has been created in the image of the one true God. With that being true, all races are equal and should be treated as such. They do not promote Nationalism but instead the love of the world and all that live within it.
Some of their other core beliefs include unity in diversity, equality between genders, eradication of prejudice, and world peace. The religion also promotes followers to abide by the laws they live under, but to avoid involvement in political activities.
It is estimated that the Baha’i religion has around 5-7 million followers worldwide.