In the Baha’i Faith we are encouraged to associate with all peoples, religions and social classes and to become close friends with people who are not like us so we can actively promote the oneness of humanity. Interracial marriage is strongly encouraged and celebrated.
Parents educate and nurture children to love God, to develop virtue and to learn every useful art and science, cultivate their talents and learn to have an attitude of service and obedience to God. Children love and respect their parents. Parents under no circumstances abuse or oppress children.
According to the teachings of Baha’u’llah, Women and men are equal in the sight of God. When women are treated with respect and dignity, have equal education and opportunities and take their rightful place in society, Baha’u’llah assures us that war will cease and the world will become prosperous for all.
Individuals and society have a new foundation for cooperation within the Baha’i teachings. There are mechanisms that encourage and hear individual expression in diverse forms, yet with unity of purpose and desire to work towards common goals. This means people learn to speak with each other using both honesty and love, with both freedom and kindness and to be...