A new civilization

A vision of a new civilization based on unity, justice, peace and human prosperity 

The teachings of Bahá’u’lláh offer a vision of peace and human prosperity in the fullest sense of the term – an awakening to the possibilities of the spiritual and material well-being now within reach. People everywhere yearn for an end to the conflict, poverty and suffering so prevalent throughout the planet.

Unity is the basis of a new civilization. Bahá’u’lláh compares humankind to the fruits of one single tree and the diverse and beautiful flowers of a single garden.

 “The tabernacle of unity hath been raised; regard ye not one another as strangers. Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch.”


There is no possibility of achieving world peace until the fundamental principle of unity has been accepted and given practical effect in the organization of society:

The well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.

“Deal ye one with another with the utmost love and harmony, with friendliness and fellowship… So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.

— Baha’u’llah

The unity that must underpin a peaceful and just social order embraces diversity. Oneness and diversity are complementary and inseparable. Acceptance of the concept of unity in diversity implies the development of a sense of world citizenship and a love for all of humanity.