"The world is but one country, and mankind its citizens.” Bahá’u'lláh

O My Friend in Word!
Ponder awhile. Hast thou ever heard that friend and foe should abide in one heart? Cast out then the stranger, that the Friend may enter His home.
 Bahá'u'lláh, The Hidden Words

About Us

Courtenay, BCThere has been an active Bahá’í community in Courtenay since the early 1980s. Courtenay’s first Spiritual Assembly – a nine-member body that guides the administrative affairs of the community – was incorporated March 1, 1996. Each year, on April 21, the Spiritual Assembly is re-elected by the local community. The Bahá’ís of Courtenay are a diverse group of families and individuals who are actively engaged in a global process of learning that is helping to build community and capacity to apply the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh to the transformation of society. We welcome and invite you to join us in the work of translating Bahá’u’lláh’s teachings into reality.


The Bahá'í community has had, for a century and more, a long-standing commitment to embracing the role of Indigenous people in society. In 1916, before the Bahá'í community in Canada included Indigenous members, ‘Abdu’l- Bahá called on the Bahá'ís to “attach great importance to the indigenous population of America” because of the unique potential of those peoples to “enlighten the whole world.”

The Bahá'í community has grown to include Indigenous people among its membership since the 1940s and in its national leadership since the 1970s. Together, as one people, we will continue to walk the path that leads to greater unity, recognizing with every step how our shared, sacred values, teachings, and practices are inspired by the same Creator, such as the nobility of the human being, the wisdom of divine providence and creation, and the immense importance of valuing human lives in a manner in which every individual is considered the trust of the whole, and the unity of the collective can only be insured by giving due attention to justice.

It is because the best beloved of all things in the sight of God is justice, that we acknowledge the historic presence of the K'ómoks First Nation on its ancestral land, even as we are one human family, on one shared homeland.

Local Event Calendar

The local activities calendar (click green icon) has information on public events. To learn more about locations of events, or about meeting local Bahá'ïs call us at 250-702-0574 or send email (info@courtenaybahai.org).