ʻO Kou inoa nō koʻu hoʻōla, e kuʻu Akua, a ʻo ka hoʻomanaʻo ʻana iā ʻOe koʻu mea e ola ai. ʻO ka pili nō iā ʻOe koʻu manaʻolana, a ʻo ke aloha iā ʻOe koʻu hoa pili. ʻO Kou aloha iaʻu koʻu hoʻōla a me koʻu kōkua i kēia ao nei, a me ke ao e hiki mai ana. He ʻoiaʻiʻo hoʻi, ʻo ʻOe nō ka Lokomaikaʻi, ka ʻIke Loa, a me ka Naʻauao

Na Bahá’u’lláh

Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy. Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for Thee is my companion. Thy mercy to me is my healing and my succor in both this world and the world to come. Thou, verily, art the All-Bountiful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.

— Bahá’u’lláh

Who Are We?

Welcome to the official website of the Baha’i Faith in South Kohala. The Baha’is in South Kohala are comprised of Baha’is in Kamuela and Waikoloa. 

In thousands upon thousands of locations around the world, the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith inspire individuals and communities as they work to improve their own lives and contribute to the advancement of civilization. Bahá’í beliefs address such essential themes as the oneness of God and religion, the oneness of humanity and freedom from prejudice, the inherent nobility of the human being, the progressive revelation of religious truth, the development of spiritual qualities, the integration of worship and service, the fundamental equality of the sexes, the harmony between religion and science, the centrality of justice to all human endeavors, the importance of education, and the dynamics of the relationships that are to bind together individuals, communities, and institutions as humanity advances towards its collective maturity.

O my God! O my God! Unite the hearts of Thy servants, and reveal to them Thy great purpose. May they follow Thy commandments and abide in Thy law. Help them, O God, in their endeavor, and grant them strength to serve Thee. O God! Leave them not to themselves, but guide their steps by the light of Thy knowledge, and cheer their hearts by Thy love. Verily, Thou art their Helper and their Lord.

– Bahá’u’lláh

What Baha’is Believe


The Bahá’í teachings explain that God, the Creator of the universe, is beyond the comprehension of the human mind. However, His attributes are reflected in the world around us, and His teachings and guidance are given to humanity through the Divine Educators, or Manifestations of God, who usher in new religious eras and unfold new horizons of human potential.


As human beings, our nature is twofold: we have a spiritual nature, which has the potential to reflect divine qualities such as compassion, wisdom, love, and justice; and a physical nature, which has gradually evolved over millions of years.


The Bahá’í writings teach us that our reality is spiritual. Every human being has a soul, which is on an eternal journey towards God. The soul begins its journey in this physical world, developing qualities that will assist it on its journey in the spiritual worlds beyond. After death, the soul continues to progress towards God. Heaven and hell are not physical places but are symbolic representations of the soul’s nearness or remoteness to God.


The principle of the oneness of humanity lies at the heart of the Bahá’í Teachings; a belief that regards the diverse peoples of the world as members of one human family. Ignorance and neglect of this principle are the root cause of the conflict we see in the world. We are, however, beginning to see hopeful signs of a growing acceptance of this undeniable truth.


The advancement of true civilization, and the coming of age of humanity, as foretold by Bahá’u’lláh, require that both the spiritual and material aspects of life advance together. Material progress is essential; yet, without spiritual progress―which speaks to the very core of human experience and motivation, and directs material advancement towards the betterment of the world―lasting peace and prosperity will be impossible.


Religious belief, when not weighed in the balance of scientific understanding leads to superstition; whilst science not illumined by the moral insights of religion results in rampant materialism.


Prejudice of all kinds, whether pertaining to gender, race, religion or class, needs to be eliminated if society is to truly progress. The very notion that one group of human beings is superior to another because of ethnic or social differences is a poison that afflicts the life of our communities, dividing us and denying our true identity as noble beings.

What draws people to the Baha’i Faith

The Baha’i Faith is the most culturally diverse group in the world. We have believers in every country of the world.  It is the second most wide spread religion next to Christianity. The unity in diversity that you feel within the Baha’i Faith is very attractive. The hope that it brings people is very attractive and has helped many people through difficult times.