Act and director Shabnam Toluei

Despite the persecution, the Baha’i faith has attracted millions of adherents around the globe for its ability to transcend nationalism, racism and the like. Baha’u’llah’s followers disseminated his teachings in the Middle East and beyond. His son and successor, Abdu’l-Baha, traveled to Europe and the United States to spread the faith. Baha’u’llah encouraged Baha’is to cooperate with their governments and engage with the followers of all religions in a spirit of fellowship. Yet Baha’is in Iran, who are the largest non-Muslim religious community, continue to face persecution. The majority of Baha’is, however, live in the global south.