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 […]

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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 […]

Today’s Events

  • 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

Upcoming Events

  • December 4, 2023
    • 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
  • December 7, 2023
    • 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

From the Bahá’í Writings

White doves and gray doves associate with each other in perfect friendship. Man draws imaginary lines on the planet and says, “This is a Frenchman, a Musselman, an Italian!” Upon these differences wars are waged. Men are fighting for the possession of the earth. They fight for that which becomes their graves, their cemeteries, their tombs.

In reality all are members of one human family — children of one Heavenly Father. Humanity may be likened unto the vari-colored flowers of one garden. There is unity in diversity. Each sets off and enhances the other’s beauty.

— Abdu’l-Baha

Bahá’í World News Service

A group of youth in Kenya record and distribute programs on local issues through messaging platforms, stimulating vibrant discussions about social progress.

Counsellor Kessia Ruh shares stories about emerging social action initiatives in Papua New Guinea that are giving hope for a more prosperous future.

The gentle call for oneness echoed in the Tanna House of Worship in a gathering of diverse faith communities marking the 2nd anniversary of the temple’s dedication.

A gathering held by the BIC and the Bahá’ís of Sweden draws on insights from Bahá’í community-building efforts that foster social cohesion at the grassroots.

A recent gathering held at the Bahá’í House of Worship in Santiago explores how religion can contribute to building a more cohesive society.

In this podcast episode, we hear how people are learning to apply scientific knowledge together with spiritual principles to the development of their communities.

The News Service has now integrated the Persian language into its website, marking a notable enhancement since the News Service was established over two decades ago.

Participants at ABS conference correlate spiritual principles with diverse fields, uncovering fresh perspectives for addressing contemporary challenges facing humanity.

The Bahá’í Chair for Studies in Development at Devi Ahilya University explores the principles of equality and unity in building a caring society.

In this latest podcast episode, we hear reflections from young people about the role of Bahá’í Houses of Worship in strengthening community life.

The trellis for the Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá has now been cast, signaling the completion of the concrete body of the Shrine.

The Bahá’í World News Service introduces a new video section featuring all BWNS video productions, including short videos, documentaries, and video podcasts.

A recent gathering on the grounds of the House of Worship in the Democratic Republic of the Congo explored humanity’s relationship with the natural world.

Unique woven exterior of the emerging temple in Papua New Guinea has recently been completed; the pattern is symbolic of unity and coming together of diverse groups.

In this latest podcast episode, we hear perspectives and insights about how Bahá’í Houses of Worship in Kenya and Uganda are enriching community life.

A campaign honoring the 10 Bahá’í women executed in Iran 40 years ago draws unprecedented global support from many segments of society.