Baha’i Statements

The Vision of Race Unity: America’s Most Challenging Issue (1991)
A Statement by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States

The Promise of World Peace (1985)
A statement of the Universal House of Justice addressed to the Peoples of the World.

The Prosperity of Humankind (1995)
Examines prevailing attitudes and practices in social and economic development. It redefines the roles of all those involved and questions underlying assumptions about the nature of true global prosperity.

To The World’s Religious Leaders (2002)
A statement of the Universal House of Justice.
The disease of sectarian hatreds, if not decisively checked, threatens harrowing consequences that will leave few areas of the world unaffected… The time has come when religious leadership must face honestly and without further evasion the implications of the truth that God is one and that, beyond all diversity of cultural expression and human interpretation, religion is likewise one….Far from challenging the validity of any of the great revealed faiths, the principle has the capacity to ensure their continuing relevance. In order to exert its influence, however, recognition of this reality must operate at the heart of religious discourse… Universal House of Justice

Statement on Bahá’u’lláh: His Life and Work
Prepared by the Baha’i International Community Office of Public Information

Two Wings of a Bird: The Equality of Women and Men
Over a century ago, for the first time in religious history, Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, in announcing God’s purpose for the age, proclaimed the principle of the equality of women and men, saying: “Women and men have been and will always be equal in the sight of God.”

The Baha’i Statement on Nature (1987)
“The well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established,” Bahá’u’lláh wrote. “The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens. “The major issues facing the environmental movement today hinge on this point. The problems of ocean pollution, the extinction of species, acid rain and deforestation not to mention the ultimate scourge of nuclear war respect no boundaries. All require a transnational approach.

World Citizenship: A Global Ethic for Sustainable Development (1993)

Earth Charter (1991)