The Bahá’í Faith is the youngest of the world’s main religions and was founded in the Middle East in the 19th century by Mirza Husayn-Ali Nuri, known as Bahá’u’lláh.

Although smaller than the older religions, it is nevertheless a worldwide religion with nearly 8 million adherents. The resources contained in the list of subjects below are a basic introduction to the facts and beliefs of Bahá’ís. They are a portal or window into the world of the Bahá’ís and by following the websites and bibliographies, an enquirer may discover more about this faith.

The six units are based on the QCA non-statutory framework for Religious Education and the Areas of Enquiry. They provide not only a comprehensive guide to the factual and belief structures of the Bahá’í Faith, but also address the issues that Bahá’ís encounter as they engage with the 21st century.

This section was written by Stephen Vickers.

Stephen Vickers has been a Bahá’í for over 35 years. Although his doctorate is in International Marine Law, most of his career has been in education and assessment, with Oxford, Cambridge, NEBOSH and QCA. He served for 5 years as SEG Subject Officer in GCSE Religious Studies. He is currently Chief Executive of the British Accreditation Council, a member of the RE Council and AREIAC and regional Vice-President of the United Nations Association

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