What do you believe?

  • I believe that each person should have the freedom to seek after religious truth for themselves.
  • I believe that women and men are spiritually equal.
  • I believe that scientific and religious truth should be compatible.
  • I believe that people need to abandon all forms of prejudice, and work for unity between the races.
  • I believe that every person requires access to education to support our personal and collective progress.

If you agree with some or all of these, we think you will be interested in the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith, whose principles are at the forefront of religious and social progress in our time. Find out more

What is the Bahá’í Faith?

The Bahá’í Faith is the youngest of the world's independent religions, and the second most widespread.

For more than a century, Bahá’í communities like ours around the globe have been working to break down barriers of prejudice between peoples, and collaborate with other like-minded groups to promote a model for a flourishing global society. At the heart of our belief is the conviction that humanity is a single people with a common destiny. In the words of Bahá’u’lláh, the Prophet-Founder of our Faith, "The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens." Find out about the teachings and history

What do we believe?

As the world about us grows more turbulent, concerned people of all ages are reflecting on the changes they see - the like of which the world has never seen - and growing more thoughtful about spiritual matters.

Many are looking for a new vision for the world of today and tomorrow, for new opportunities for themselves and their families to engage in personal spiritual development in a respectful, non-pressured environment. Learn more about Bahá’í spiritual teachings, and how they can offer you a new sense of personal life purpose and fulfilling inner meaning.

What do we do?

Our local community has been in Wellington since 1920 and we currently number over 120 members, from many different backgrounds and walks of life.

We work for the unity and progress of humanity through a range of activities, learning and applying practical skills and methods that are both effective and accessible to all. Find out about our range of activities and programmes that might be of benefit to you.

Meet a Bahá’í


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Meet individual members of our Wellington community and share their stories. Visit the Profiles section to meet some featured Bahá’ís.



Prepare to be surprised!

Visit this page and learn of some connections with the Bahá’í Faith that you might never have guessed. Read our FAQs section

What can the Bahá’í Faith offer you?


Anybody can join our activities or become a Bahá’í

We invite you to learn more about our Faith - its perspective of the past, its understanding of the present, and its vision of the future. Find out how you can participate.