Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a Bahá’í?
To be a Bahá’í simply means to recognize Bahá’u’lláh as the Messenger of God for today and to follow His laws and teachings. There is no formal process or ritual to becoming a Bahá’í. If you recognize Bahá’u’lláh and follow His laws, then you are a Bahá’í. However, a person would normally inform the local governing council (known as the Local Spiritual Assembly) of one’s belief, so that they can fully participate in the activities of the community, such as voting for the Assembly, giving to the funds of the Faith, receiving email updates, etc.
How can I get involved in activities here in Oakville?
Activities take place in formal and informal settings throughout the year and are open to all. The best way to get involved or to find out more is to use the chat feature on the side of the page, send an email or leave a message at the phone number below.
Who leads the Bahá'í
community in Oakville?
There is no clergy or individual leaders in the Bahá'í Faith. All Bahá'í communities are governed by a Bahá'í council called a Local Spiritual Assembly which is democratically elected every year. The nine members that serve on this Assembly hold no special position or title, but rather are there to serve the community and guide its affairs.
Where do Bahá'ís worship?
There are no churches, mosques or synagogues in the Bahá'í Faith. As such, community activities and events usually take place in rented spaces, or people's homes. Some larger communities have a local Bahá'í centre, or even Houses of Worship, but at this time, Oakville has no designated central location.
What is the goal of the Bahá'í Faith?
Bahá’u’lláh has shared a vision of a future humanity that is based on equality, reciprocity, cooperation, consultation, justice and love, which has as its goal the prosperity and well-being of all. The goal is the oneness of mankind, the unity of the nations and the peace and security of the entire planet.
Where can I learn more about the Bahá'í Faith?
There are many great websites that provide a broad range of information on the Bahá'í Faith. Below are a few we would recommend:
Do I have to be a Bahá'í to participate in the activities?
No. The Bahá'í Faith is open to all, regardless of religious beliefs. We are interested in working with anyone who is striving to make the world a better place, freed from prejudice and injustice. We welcome all to participate, share their insight and learn with us.
Get in Touch
Are you interested to know more about the Bahá'í Faith or community events? Please leave your name and email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. You can also reach us directly at: (905)-845-5555