Hertfordshire Bahá'í

Let your vision be world embracing

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Janet’s Story

I became a Bahá'í whilst working with VSO in the South Pacific. There are Bahá'ís in just about every country in the world. One of the greatest teachings of the Bahá'í Faith is the principle of unity and my experiences in Fiji showed me that unity of mankind and religions is really possible.
I was living in a little town where people from many races had settled over the years and brought elements of their own cultures and languages from as far away as India, China, Britain and remote islands of the Pacific. Often they had intermarried but they were still proud of their cultural heritage.
Many different languages were spoken there and several of the world's great religions were practised.
It was the first time I had seen such harmony anywhere in the world and it enabled me to see the truth of the Bahá'í teaching on unity.


Janet’s choice from the Bahá’í writings

. . . That one indeed is a man who, today, dedicateth himself to the service of the entire human race. The Great Being saith: Blessed and happy is he that ariseth to promote the best interests of the peoples and kindreds of the earth. In another passage He hath proclaimed: It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.

Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, CXVII, Page 250