The Bahá'í Faith, inspired by the revelations of its
prophet, Bahá'u'lláh, in the late nineteenth
century, believes that we are "on the verge of an evolutionary
leap that will carry humankind to a future where world peace is
not only possible, but inevitable." Representing more than 2,100
ethnic groups among its 5 million followers in 235 countries,
the Bahá'í Faith is the second most geographically
widespread religion in the world and seeks to create a model for
a future global civilization—a model that exemplifies
the perennial spiritual attributes of peace, unity, and love.
Intrigued to find out more about a modern religious "tradition"
that believes it was "willed by God" to meet the unique moral
and spiritual challenges of our time, we spoke with Douglas
Moore, a spokesman for the Bahá'í Faith at the
Bahá'í World Center in Haifa, Israel, who explained why
this recent addition to the world's religions speaks the
evolutionary language of our age.