The Bahá’í Faith recognizes the unity of God and His prophets, upholds the principle of an unfettered search after truth, condemns all forms of superstition and prejudice, teaches that the fundamental purpose of religion is to promote concord and harmony, states that religion must go hand-in-hand with science, and that it constitutes the sole and ultimate basis of a peaceful, and ordered and progressive society, inculcates the principle of equal opportunity, rights and privileges of both sexes, advocates compulsory education, abolishes extremes of poverty and wealth, recommends the adoption of an auxiliary international language, and provides the necessary agencies for the establishment and safe-guarding of a permanent and universal peace.

— Words of Shoghi Effendi
— First Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith