Bahá’ís Around the World

The Worldwide Bahá’í Community is Diverse and Dynamic. Scroll down this page to get a glimpse at what Bahá’ís are doing around the world:


Bahá’í Junior Youth Dancers: Singapore

Baha’i junior youth dancers from a variety of backgrounds won applause from an audience of more than 500 youth at an event organized in Singapore by the World Bank.


Barli Development Institute

A session at the Barli Development Institute for Rural Women in Indore, India.
Originally established as the Baha’i Vocational Institute for Rural Women, the Institute became an independent entity with its own board of directors in September 2001. Renamed the Barli Development Institute for Rural Women, it focuses on giving poor young women literacy training, practical knowledge of health, nutrition and sanitation, skills for income-generation, and an awareness of village-level environmental conservation.
Read more about it: here.


Scottish Parliament

The Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, the Right Honorable George Reid MSP, left, congratulates Ms. Carrie Varjavandi of the Scottish Baha’i Community after she gave her “Time for Reflection” address on 18 January 2006. (Photograph courtesy of and copyright by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body 2005.)


Medical Aid Post: New Guinea

The Baha’i mothers of Mom village Papua New Guinea, proudly standing in front of their newly built medical aid post.


The Universal House of Justice; Haifa, Israel

This model ship was a gift to the Universal House of Justice from the President of the Island Nation of Seychelles. It is on display in the Seat of the Universal House of Justice which is located at the World Center of the Baha’i Faith on the slopes of Mount Carmel in Haifa Israel. The Seychelles archipelego is located in the Indian Ocean about 1000 miles off the coast of Kenya.

The Universal House of Justice is a nine-member body elected by the National representatives of the Baha’i Communities around the world. The authority for the formation and election of this institution comes from the explicit text of the Baha’i Writings. It enacts all ordinances not explicitly revealed in Bahá’u’lláh’s Book and all Baha’is are instructed to turn to it for guidance during the Dispensation of Bahá’u’lláh.

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