What Bahá’ís Do

A growing number of people have found in the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh a compelling vision of a better world from which they have drawn insights and sought to apply Bahá’í principles to their lives and work

The Bahá'ís in Hawaii

The Hoʻola Training Institute

Established by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the Hawaiian Islands, the name Ho’ola represents one of the aims of the Institute — to revive or reinvigorate the spirit

Devotional Life

Prayer is integral to Bahá’í life, whether at the level of the indivdual, community, or institutions. Bahá’ís turn their hearts in prayer to God repeatedly throughout the day—imploring His assistance, supplicating Him on behalf of loved ones, offering praise and gratitude, and seeking divine confirmations and guidance.

Children's Classes

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. Through music, stories, art, games, drama, and community service, children learn about their relationship with God and that they have a critical role to play in serving humanity and bettering the world.

The Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program

The junior youth spiritual empowerment program is open to young people between the ages of 11 – 14 and assists them to navigate through a crucial stage in their lives. 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.

Walking a Spiritual Path

The Bahá’í teachings emphasize that each person is in charge of his or her own spiritual development. While institutions exist to guide and release energies, and Bahá’í community life is to be characterized by an atmosphere of cordial consultation and encouragement, the responsibility for spiritual growth ultimately rests with each individual.

Bahá'ís Around the World

Response to the Call of Bahá'u'lláh

A pivotal concept in the Bahá’í teachings is that the refinement of one’s inner character and service to humanity are inseparable facets of life.

Devotional Life

Service and worship are at the heart of the pattern of community life that Bahá’ís around the world are trying to bring into being. They are two distinct, yet inseparable elements that propel the life of the community forward. 

Family Life and Children

The family unit is the nucleus of human society. It provides a vital setting for the development of praiseworthy qualities and capacities.


The Universal House of Justice encourages young Bahá’ís to draw on the zeal and enthusiasm characteristic of the period of youth and so make decisive contributions to the advancement of spiritual and material civilization.

Institutional Capacity

The gradual development of the Bahá’í community’s administrative structures and the refinement of its associated processes are areas that have received significant attention since the inception of the Bahá’í Faith.

Involvement in the Life of Society

Bahá’ís throughout the world to become involved in the life of society, working shoulder to shoulder with diverse groups to contribute to the advancement of material and spiritual civilization.