The Rockford Baha'i Community has had a presence in Rockford for about fifty years. All races, ages, and social classes come together to create a warm and authentic sense of community. Please join us in a community that embraces diversity and views humanity as one single race. The Baha'i Faith is the youngest of the world’s independent monotheistic religions. Founded in Iran in 1844, it now has more than five million adherents in 236 countries and territories. Baha'is come from nearly every national, ethnic and religious background, making the Baha'i Faith the second-most-widespread religion in the world.