The Bahá'í Faith is the second most widespead of the independent religions of the world, established in 235 countries and territories. The 5 million Bahá'ís come from more than 2100 ethnic groups, tribes and races.
At the heart of Bahá'í belief is the conviction of the oneness of mankind, with a common destiny. In the words of Bahá'u'lláh, the Founder of the Bahá'í Faith:
Bahá'u'lláh teaches us of the oneness of God, Who in a progressive way reveals His Will to mankind. Each of the great religions brought by the Messengers of God - Krishna, Buddha, Zoroaster, Moses, Christ and Mohammed - represents a successive station in the spiritual development of humanity. Bahá'u'lláh, being the most recent of the Messengers in this line, has brought the necessary teachings for humankind to face the spiritual and moral challenges for today.