The Bahá’í Faith Community of Ketchikan, AK
Bahá’is of Ketchikan

A Faith for Today

by regent in About the Baha'i Faith
Over a century ago Bahá’u’lláh taught that religious truth is not final but progressive. Religion is renewed, He said, in every age to re-establish and apply the unchanging principles found in the scriptures of the Great Religions of the world to the needs of the present day. The entrenched powers of 19th century Persian orthodoxy vehemently opposed His message but now His Faith is spread around the world. Here in Ketchikan as in Europe, Africa, [...]
  • Attend devotional gatherings together with others who recognize our need to connect with our creator.

Our Destiny

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The earth is but one country...
...and mankind its citizens.
- Bahá’u’lláh
About the Baha'i Faith

The time has come

The world we live in Whether we call it “modernity”, or by some other name, there is a universal recognition that there is something very different about the world we live in today – something […]

About the Baha'i Faith

World Peace and the Bahá’í Faith

Bahá’u’lláh counsels mankind: “Let your vision be world-embracing, rather than confined to your own self.“ The Bahá’í Writings delineate a practical and new relationship between the nations and peoples of the world.  While a prisoner […]

Upcoming Events

  • February 22, 2024
    • Thursday Evening Devotions at 5:30 pmThursday Evening DevotionsTime: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
      Everyone is welcome to join this non-denominational devotional. 2441 First Ave at First and Jefferson. Need more information? Call or text 907-617-5704
  • February 26, 2024
    • Ayyam-i-HaAyyam-i-HaIntercalary days are set aside as "days of giving". They are positioned in the Baháʼí Calendar right before the 19-day month of Fasting, "the season of restraint". There are five in some years and four in other years.
    • Monday Morning Devotions at 7:00 amMonday Morning DevotionsTime: 7:00 am - 8:00 am
      Please join us for non-denomational devotions on the garden patio on nice days, inside otherwise. 2441 First Ave. at First and Jefferson. Call or Text 907-617-5704 for more information
  • February 27, 2024
    • Ayyam-i-HaAyyam-i-HaIntercalary days are set aside as "days of giving". They are positioned in the Baháʼí Calendar right before the 19-day month of Fasting, "the season of restraint". There are five in some years and four in other years.
  • February 28, 2024
    • Ayyam-i-HaAyyam-i-HaIntercalary days are set aside as "days of giving". They are positioned in the Baháʼí Calendar right before the 19-day month of Fasting, "the season of restraint". There are five in some years and four in other years.

From the Bahá’í Writings

…in every age, the reading of the scriptures and holy books is for no other purpose except to enable the reader to apprehend their meaning and unravel their innermost mysteries. Otherwise reading, without understanding, is of no abiding profit unto man.

— Bahá’u’lláh

Bahá’í World News Service

A forum held by the Bahá’ís of Bolivia explores equality in educational opportunities for women, emphasizing the broader goal of weaving this principle throughout society

In this podcast episode, we hear accounts of how prayer and efforts to apply spiritual principles to one’s daily life provide the seeds for social betterment.

Roundtable discussions held by the Bahá’ís of Kazakhstan explore how a conception of human nature rooted in the nobility of human beings can strengthen family life.

More than 150 Iranian human rights advocates, and social and political activists sign public statement condemning new wave of arrests against Bahá’ís.

Counsellor Bhavna Anbarasan shares insights arising from Bahá’í endeavors in villages in the Indian state of Bihar where a culture of equality is taking root.

Local craftsmen in PNG have hand carved 432 timber panels that now frame the nine doors of the rising House of Worship.

The Polish translation of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas has been published in print for the first time, the culmination of a dedicated effort spanning almost three decades.

Prayer gatherings in ‘Akká-Haifa have welcomed all people, irrespective of their cultural or religious backgrounds, in a shared spirit of kindness and fellowship.

As 2023 comes to an end, the Bahá’í World News Service looks back at glimpses from efforts around the global Bahá’í community to contribute to social progress.

Delegates of the Bahá’í International Community at COP28 highlight the need for a broader understanding of progress, encompassing both material and spiritual development.

Westminster gathering marks UK Bahá’í Assembly’s 100th year, emphasizing harmonious and constructive relationships among individuals, the community, and institutions.

UN General Assembly resolution calls for Iranian government to stop persecuting Bahá’ís.

Banani International School marks 30 years of inspiring young women not only to acquire knowledge but also to develop their vision for meaningful social contribution.

Technologist Matt Weinberg shares insights on the implications of the principle of the harmony of science and religion for technological progress.

BIC explores the role of the elderly as protagonists of social change.

The completed body of the Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá is now visible for the first time; the emerging Shrine stands as symbol of unremitting service to humanity.

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