Bahá’ís from Savai'i singing near the Bahá’í House of Worship in Samoa during the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Faith in the island, 2004.

Founded in 1954, the Bahá'í community of Samoa has spread to more than 50 localities throughout the Independent State of Samoa and the United States Territory of American Samoa. The Bahá’ís are strong promoters of universal education, the equality of men and women, and the abolition of all forms of prejudice, whether based on race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or social background.

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

– Bahá’u’lláh

Historical photo

Madame Ruhiyyih Rabbani, a Hand of the Cause of God, (right) is greeted by the Head of State of Samoa, His Highness Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II, and his wife, Masiofo Lili Tuni Malietoa, at the dedication of the Baha'i Samoan Temple, 1984.

They seek to share the message of Bahá'u'lláh through prayer gatherings, classes for children about personal virtue and moral education, and study circles for adults and youth on fundamental spiritual principles. The Bahá'ís run several pre-schools located throughout the Independent State of Samoa. One of the existing Bahá'í Houses of Worship in the world is built on hills above Apia, the capital city of Samoa.