New edition of The Baha'is published this month
BAHA'I WORLD CENTRE — A new edition of The Baha'is publication, with entirely new content and vibrant imagery and design, is scheduled to be released on 14 September 2017.
The Baha'is offers a survey of the teachings and history of the Baha'i Faith as well as the efforts of the Baha'i community to contribute to the advancement of society.
Prepared in this special year of the 200th anniversary of Baha'u'llah's birth, which will be commemorated in thousands of localities throughout the world next month, the publication provides a glimpse into the extraordinary life and vision of Baha'u'llah and the influence of His message on the hearts and minds of countless people.
The Baha'is covers a number of themes including the oneness of humankind, universal peace, the harmony of science and religion, Baha'i endeavors in social and economic development, and the administrative system of the Baha'i Faith.
One of the most critical themes it explores is the role of religion in the contemporary world. "Religion has experienced a resurgence as a social force of global importance," reads the opening article.
"Religion today cannot be exactly what it was in a previous era. Much of what is regarded as religion in the contemporary world must, Baha'is believe, be re-examined in light of the fundamental truths Baha'u'llah has posited: the oneness of God, the oneness of religion, and the oneness of the human family."
The Baha'is has long been a popular introductory work for people interested in learning more about the Baha'i teachings and the activities of the Baha'i community. The first edition was published in 1992, and a subsequent version was released in 2005.
Copies of The Baha'is can be ordered online at the U.S. Baha'i Distribution Service website.