Baha’i Links

Harvard University’s Pluralism Project has for more than twenty years been systematically collecting and collating information and resources about various faith traditions. Whether you’re seeking a quick overview, an in-depth analysis or a varied collection of items about the Baha’i faith, this is a good place to start.  http://pluralism.org/resources/tradition/index.php?trad=2

The Baha’i Faith (“The international website of the Baha’is of the world”) contains an array of attractive, well-written and well-illustrated material that serves as a great introduction for the casual searcher and can put you in touch with the details of the Baha’i community in your region. http://www.bahai.org/

Introduction to the Baha’i Faith. This website provides a simple, easy-to-read exposition of the values, principles and practices of the Baha’i faith. http://www.bahai.com/Bahaullah/introduction.htm

BBC on Baha’i. The BBC religion website has an excellent, simple, compact, easy-to-read overview of each of the world’s major religions. After looking at the religion “at a glance,” you can peruse succinct material about beliefs, customs, history, holy days, living and texts.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/bahai/

The Patheos Religious Library provides a well-organized, well-presented, comprehensive overview of various faith traditions and the subsections within the faith traditions. For a good introduction to Baha’i's origins, history, beliefs rituals and worship, and ethics and community, check out http://www.patheos.com/Library/Bahai.html.

The Harmony Project website contains a section called “Sacred Paths,” which examines some fourteen faith traditions. The presentation of each faith includes an overview essay, written by someone familiar with that faith tradition but not necessarily an adherent. It also includes interviews with adherents, who talk candidly about their faith journey. There also are recommended books for further study. For Baha’i, go to http://www.theharmonyproject.org/bahai.html.