Delegates and participants at a Bahá’í National Convention in Barbados.

The Bahá’í Faith was first established in Barbados in 1966. Since that time, increasing numbers of people throughout the country have been finding inspiration and guidance in the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh. Members of the Bahá’í community are working together with their neighbours and friends to promote and contribute to the well-being and progress of society. In homes, community centres and schools, citizens are participating in a dynamic pattern of life, taking part in activities which are spiritual, social and educational.

This is worship: to serve mankind and to minister to the needs of the people. Service is prayer.

– ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá

Historical photo

First National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Barbados

Many community building activities that address society’s needs in both their spiritual and material dimensions are underway in Barbados. Among the principles that inspire them are the oneness of humanity, the need for universal education and the elimination of all forms of prejudice. In Barbados, the Bahá’ís and their growing numbers of friends offer opportunities to study and reflect upon spiritual topics, arrange meetings for communal worship, and provide classes for children and youth, emphasizing moral education.