Welcome to the Mesa Bahá'í Web!
Thank you for visiting the official web site of the Bahá'ís of Mesa,
Arizona. We serve the Greater Phoenix area and the Valley of the Sun.
Check this site for current information about the Bahá'í Faith in
the Phoenix area, including how to contact the Bahá'ís in your community
and what activities are going on around you. Please bear with us as we have just
recently redesigned the site, and we will be adding content and calendar events
What is the Bahá'í Faith?
The Bahá'í Faith is a world religion, established in every country
and territory throughout the world, whose goal it is to unite all the races and
peoples in one universal Cause and one common Faith.
Bahá'ís are the followers of Bahá'u'lláh, Who they believe is the Promised
One of all Ages. The traditions of almost every people include the promise of a
future when peace and harmony will be established on earth and humankind will live
in prosperity. We believe that the promised hour has come and that Bahá'u'lláh
is the great Personage Whose Teachings will enable humanity to build a new world.
In one of His Writings, Bahá'u'lláh says:
That which the Lord hath ordained as the sovereign remedy and mightiest instrument
for the healing of all the world is the union of all its peoples in one universal
Cause, one common Faith.
Bahá'u'lláh taught that all the world's great religions come from
the same divine Source, and that God sends His Messengers – such as Moses,
Jesus and the Buddha &ndash to educate mankind and to enable us to carry forward
an ever-advancing civilization. The only differences between the teachings of the
various religions are due to the time in which they appeared and the specific needs
(and limitations) of the people to whom they were given. Bahá'ís believe
that Bahá'u'lláh is the latest (but not the last) of these divine
Educators, and His major theme is the unification of mankind.
According to the
Bahá'í Writings, humanity can be likened to a vast garden in which
grow side by side flowers of every form, color and perfume. The charm and beauty
of the garden are due to its diversity. We should not allow the differences that
exist among us – in our physical characteristics, our temperaments, our backgrounds,
our thoughts and opinions – to give rise to conflict and strife. We should
see the members of the human race as beautiful flowers growing in the garden of
humanity and rejoice in belonging to this garden.
Although the oneness of humankind is an undeniable truth, unfortunately the peoples
of earth are so far from a full realization of this truth that unifying them is
no easy task. If you choose to join the Bahá'í community, you will
participate with the rest of us in our efforts to build and maintain unity.
To learn more about the Bahá'í Faith and its world-embracing teachings,
please visit one of the links at the top of this page. You can also get in touch
with the Bahá'ís in your local community by calling 1-800-22-UNITE.