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Members of Durham, Durham County, and Henderson Baha'i communities at conference held May 21 and 22, 2022. We explored the inherent oneness of humanity along with a universal call to work for the betterment of the world.

Friends, families, and neighbors from Durham and Henderson engaged in conversations about how to bring about spiritual and material well-being in our communities.

CELEBRATINg THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF

THE BIRTH OF THE BÁB

Welcome to the Bahá'í community of Durham, North Carolina.  We invite you to explore the teachings of our faith and to join us in creating a better, more peaceful world — one heart, one family, one neighborhood at a time.  Our website provides basic information about the Bahá'í Faith, our local community, and activities at our Center and elsewhere, which are open to all.

We invite all community members, regardless of spiritual background, to join us in efforts to advance civilization forward, starting with the empowerment of our own neighborhoods through grassroots education-based community building efforts.

OUR VISION

Bahá'ís believe the crucial need facing humanity is to find a unifying vision of the future of society and of the nature and purpose of life. We believe that such a vision unfolds in the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh. 

Learn more about the Bahá'í Faith.

ESSENTIAL BAHA'I THEMES

  • Oneness of God and religion

  • Oneness of humanity and freedom from prejudice

  • Inherent nobility of the human being

  • Progressive revelation of religious truth

  • Development of spiritual qualities Integration of worship and service

  • Fundamental equality of the sexes, the harmony between religion and science

  • Centrality of justice to all human endeavors

  • Importance of education

  • Dynamics of the relationships binding individuals, communities and institutions as humanity advances towards its collective maturity