Baha’is believe that we are responsible for the beautiful gift of the planet on which we live and that we must care for it and treat plants, animals, the air, water and earth as signs of God’s greatness and grace towards us.
In the Baha’i teachings, extremes of wealth and poverty are avoided so that none live in misery and none in excessive wealth. This ideal is not legislated, the elimination of extremes arises voluntarily out of a desire for justice and equality, and freedom from greed. According to ‘Abdu’l-Baha, employers are to make business decisions
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.
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.