Teaching the Baha'i Faith

Baha’is are enjoined to take individual initiative in teaching the Baha'i Faith to others. However, the Faith forbids any form of psychological pressure or material inducements to effect conversion, based on a profound belief that each person has the right and responsibility to investigate the truth for him or herself.

Baha’is strive to share Baha'u'llah's message with their family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, with the understanding that "that which the Lord hath ordained as the sovereign remedy and mightiest instrument for the healing of all the world is the union of all its peoples in one universal Cause, one common Faith."

Another avenue for Baha'is to teach the Baha’i Faith is to move to another country or community as a "pioneer.” Baha’i pioneering differs from traditional missionary work in that those undertaking it are expected to pursue their own careers, be self-supporting and integrate themselves into their adopted communities.