Friends in Moanda gather for a photograph after a study class about the spiritual dimensions of wealth.

The Bahá’í Faith was first established in Gabon in the 1960s. Since that time, increasing numbers of people throughout the country have been finding inspiration and guidance in the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh. Here, members of the Bahá’í community are working together with their neighbors and friends to promote and contribute to the well-being and progress of society. In urban centres and rural villages, in homes and schools, citizens of all backgrounds, classes and ages are participating in a dynamic pattern of life, taking part in activities which are, at once, spiritual, social and educational.

This is the changeless Faith of God, eternal in the past, eternal in the future.

– Bahá’u’lláh

Historical photo

Photograph including members of the first National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Congo and Gabon, 1971.

Many community building activities that address society’s needs in both their spiritual and material dimensions are underway in Gabon. 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 Gabon, 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.