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“Let your vision be world embracing…” — Bahá’u’lláh
Throughout history, God has sent to humanity a series of divine Educators—known as Manifestations of God—whose teachings have provided the basis for the advancement of civilization. These Manifestations have included Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. Bahá’u’lláh, the latest of these Messengers, explained that the religions of the world come from the same Source and are in essence successive chapters of one religion from God.

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. Such a vision unfolds in the writings of Bahá’u’lláh.
What Bahá’ís Do in Walnut Creek »
Devotional Gatherings
Children's Moral Education
Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program
Study Circles and Capacity Building for Community Development
Some of the social principals of the Baha'i faith are: 


- God is one
- Religions are all from the same source 
- Unity of mankind
- Gender equality
- Elimination of all forms of prejudice
- Harmony of religion and science
- Independent investigation of truth
- Universal compulsory education
- Universal auxiliary language
- Loyalty to government and non-involvement in partisan politics
- Elimination of extremes of wealth and poverty
“O God! Educate these children… Let the Sun of Reality shine upon them with Thy love.” –Bahá’í Writings

Bahá’í classes and activities for children are raising a new generation of spiritually vibrant young people with the potential to grow up free from prejudice. Children learn that they are important to God and that they have a critical role to play in serving humanity and bettering the world.


Prayer and meditation are food for the soul. We pray to praise God and to seek understanding. We pray for our loved ones. We pray for assistance in hard times and in gratitude for good times. We ask God to help us fulfill the purpose of our lives.

The junior youth spiritual empowerment program is open to young people aged between approximately 12 and 14 and assists them to navigate through a crucial stage in their lives. 
Those in their early adolescent years possess altruism, a sense of justice, eagerness to learn about the universe, and a desire to contribute to the construction of a better world.
The program helps them form a strong moral identity and empowers them to contribute to the well-being of their communities and the world at large.
By developing their spiritual qualities (virtues), their intellectual capabilities and their capacities for service to society, the participants come to see that they can become agents of positive change in the world.
The program adopts a participatory mode of learning where the facilitator and participants learn from each other.
Groups of participants engage in activities such as artistic expression, discussion, drama, cooperative games, study of literature, story telling and acts of community service.
The junior youth program explores themes from a Bahá’í perspective, but is not a formal religious education program. It is open to all, subject to parental approval. Junior youth groups meet on a regular basis and there is no written homework.
For information about time and location of these activities please click here
The purpose of Bahá’í study circles is to provide participants with the knowledge, spiritual insights and skills to enable them to contribute to the betterment of society, starting with their own neighborhood. This is done through systematic study of a sequence of courses based on the Bahá’í Writings using the courses of the Ruhi Institute.


Through music, stories, art, games, drama, and community service children learn about spiritual qualities, such as truthfulness, humility, and justice that will shape their lives and guide their choices.

For information about time and location of these activities please click here
The Bahá’í Reference Library is the authoritative online source of Bahá’í writings. It contains selected works of Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Shoghi Effendi, and the Universal House of Justice, as well as other Bahá’í texts.
The Baha'i Faith is established in more than 100,000 localities in virtually every country and territory around the world. 
In Walnut Creek, study circle brings together community members from all walks of life in order to explore opportunities to serve the local communities. 

For information about the time and location of these activities please click here 
Bahá’í devotional gatherings are a time for people of all faiths and backgrounds to come together to share prayers in a dynamic and sacred atmosphere. Often held in homes or neighborhood centers, prayer meetings are free and open to all.
For information about time and location of these activities please click here
The Bahá’í Faith
The website of the Walnut Creek Bahá’í community
2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Founder of the Baha'i Faith, Baha'u'llah. Baha'is all around the world are celebrating this momentous event with great joy and fervor in their localities and neighborhoods.
For more information and frequently asked questions, please click here.