Section 1-1

  • History's Turning Point
  • Disillusionment with the Promises of Materialism
  • The Progressive Globalizing of Human Experience
  • Humanity’s Current Needs Overwhelm Established Religions
  • Bahá'u'lláh Recasts the Entire Conception of Religion
  • Progressive Revelation and the Failure to Understand It
  • Religion's Unity of Purpose
  • Religion's Shaping of Civilization
  • Enacting the Principles of the New Age
  • The Power of Unity: The Model of the Bahá'í Community
  • Disunity and the Persistence of Evil
  • The Unfolding of the Bahá'í Global Community
  • The Day of Fulfilment
  • An overall introduction to the document
  • Defines the qualities (from a spiritual point-of-view) of the twentieth century:
    • The consolidation of dogmatic materialism
    • The sudden resurgence of religion, and of spiritual search
  • These three sections provide the context in which an entirely new conception of religion will be explored
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One Common Faith

Prepared in 2005 under the supervision of the Universal House of Justice, this commentary reviews relevant passages from both the writings of Bahá’u’lláh and the scriptures of other faiths against the background of the contemporary religious crisis. (source: link)