The Baha’i Faith is a monotheistic religion found around the globe. A worldwide population of the religion isn’t exact known, due to cultural, geographical, and legal barriers, but it’s estimated to be more than five million.
Today, the faith is guided by The Universal House of Justice, located in Haifa, Israel. Baha’i cooperates with local communities and governments in creating institutions that nurture education and spiritual growth for mankind.
Baha’i believe in the oneness of God, religion, and humanity. The roots of the faith hold on to the writings of great educators throughout history, especially Baha’u’llah, the most recent great educator who founded the Baha’i Faith in the 19th century, where the movement gained a footing in Europe and North America.
Their most fundamental principle is to unite all races and peoples in one universal cause: the betterment of the world. In the Baha’i religion, everyone is unique and has a place in the advancement of society.
The Baha’i religion has no official religious adoption or foster care system, but strongly encourages its members to participate in bettering society by adopting children in need. According to the Baha’i encyclopedia, “Bahá’í teachings hold that in the physical world, God entrusts children to the care or stewardship of their parents, who in turn require support by the extended family and community.”