The Canadian Bahá’í News Service is an agency of the Bahá’í Community of Canada. The Bahá’í Faith was founded in the mid-nineteenth century by Bahá’u’lláh, whose central message was that of unity and the oneness of humanity. “The well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established,”1 said Bahá’u’lláh. Since his proclamation, the Bahá’í Faith has spread throughout the world, establishing itself in virtually every nation on Earth. Currently, there are approximately 5 million members worldwide and about 30,000 in Canada.
Based on principles of unity, justice, peace, and equality of all peoples, regardless of race, class, gender, or background, the Bahá’í community works to lend a spiritual impetus to the constructive forces at work in society. Bahá’ís are accomplishing this through grass-roots initiatives at the neighbourhood level that engage children, youth, and adults in community-building activities, as well as through social and economic development projects, of which there are hundreds currently going on around the world. In addition to these initiatives, the Canadian Bahá’í community is active at the national level, participating in conferences and as a member of various networks and coalitions that contribute to the well-being of Canadians. And it is a participant at the United Nations, regularly sending delegates to consultations on human rights and the advancement of women, among other areas of focus.
To find out more about the Bahá’í Community of Canada, the links page points to websites with a wealth of information on the Bahá’í Faith.