The Baha’i Campus Association promotes the spiritual principles as proclaimed in the Baha’i Faith by Baha’u’llah. The BCA encourages the application of these principles through social involvement focused on the betterment of the world, as well as fellowship and friendliness among all people regardless or race, religion, class or creed.
What is the Baha’i Faith?
The Baha’i Faith is a world religion whose purpose is to unite all of the races and peoples of the world in one universal Cause, one common Faith. Baha’is are followers of Baha’u’llah Who is regarded as the Promised One of all Ages. The traditions of almost every people include the promise of a future when peace and harmony will be established and humankind will live in prosperity. Baha’is believe that the promised hour has come and that Baha’u’llah is the great Personage Whose Teachings will enable humanity to build a new world. In one of His Writings, Baha’u’llah says:
“That which the Lord hath ordained as the sovereign remedy and mightiest instrument for the healing of all the world is the union of all its peoples in one universal Cause, one common Faith.” (Summons to the Lord of Hosts, Bahá’u’lláh)
What’s keeping you folks busy?
The Baha’is at OSU and nearby communities are engaged in activities to learn how to transform society:
- Classes for the spiritual education of children
- Junior youth empowerment program study groups that focus on virtues
- Study circles for youth and adults
- Devotional gatherings
- Campus Devotional Gathering, Thursdays during fall term 2013–12:30 to 1 p.m., Oregon State University Memorial Union, Talisman Room (see below).
Come to one of our weekly devotional gatherings/introduction to the Baha’i Faith to learn more! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with us.
Devotional Gathering/Informal Discussion:
Baha’is in Corvallis and around the world are working to forge ties of friendship and collaboration and build communities locally, nationally, and around the world.
Devotional gatherings are similar to a church service, but also different. In the Baha’i Faith, there is no clergy. Everyone participates. In addition to the campus devotional gathering, we also hold similar gatherings in our homes and neighborhoods. They take many forms. Some are spontaneous, others are carefully planned. Some are energetic and exuberant, others are quiet and reflective. The element that unites them all is a spirit of reverence and respect.
Join us Thursdays from 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Talisman (next to Journey) in Memorial Union to share prayers and devotional readings from your faith tradition and listen to soothing music in the middle of a busy day.
To find local Bahá’í community activities visit the local Bahá’í website: http://linnbenton.local.bahai.us/ or call 1-800-22-UNITE.
this site last updated October 13, 2013