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The Bahá'í Faith

A Modern Tradition

An interview with Douglas Moore
by Jessica Roemischer


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.

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