In neighborhoods across the country, including Merced, Bahá’ís, and their friends are engaged in a community-building process that cultivates love and translates it into action.

It’s no secret that America is going through a tumultuous time. Tensions and divisions surface every day, reminding us that the stains of injustice and racial prejudice are set deeply in the fabric of our society. Bahá’ís are committed to reshaping society around principles of oneness – such as love, inclusivity, reciprocity, and diversity. We hope to join hands with the countless like-minded persons working for these same goals, and invite everyone to take a look at our approach.

You are welcome to join us in this adventure. Here are some activities that you can get involved in right away:​

  • Children's Classes – classes that provide spiritual education for children ages 6-11 through stories, songs, art, and other dynamic activities

  • Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program – classes that empower youth ages 12-15 to navigate a critical period of their lives and to serve their communities

  • Devotional Gatherings – tranquil environments where participants of all ages and backgrounds come together to share prayers, poetry, and other inspirational writings and music for spiritual nourishment

  • Study Circles – classes for youth and adults age 15 and above that explore spiritual themes and enable participants to share insights regarding personal and collective growth

Children in the Garden

Children in the Garden

Youth Organization 2

Youth Organization 2

Devotional Gatherings

Devotional Gatherings

Study Group

Study Group

Meet A Baha'i

Meet A Baha'i

Contact us to arrange a meeting with a Baha'i in Merced

“Let your vision be world embracing…” — Bahá’u’lláh

A Global Community

The Baha'i Faith is established in more than 100,000 localities in virtually every country and territory around the world.