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The Will of God revealed to mankind, have been to unite the
hearts and accelerate the material and the spiritual progress
of the human race.

historyicon“O ye children of men! The fundamental purpose animating the Faith of God and His Religion is to safeguard the interests and promote the unity of human race, and to foster the spirit of love and fellowship amongst men……”

— BAHÁ’U’LLÁH

HISTORY OF THE BAHÁ’Í FAITH IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

The Bahá’í Faith arrived in Papua New Guinea in 1954. Sr Violet Hoehnke of Australian origin was the first pioneer and the first to reach the shores of Papua New Guinea arriving at the Admiralty Island and taught the Bahá’í Faith to a first Papua New Guinean man Apelis Mazakmat, a teacher and a respected community leader from New Ireland Province. He was so inspired and attracted by the teachings of the Faith when introduced to him. When told about the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith he said; “This is what my people need, something to unite them.”

 Its teaching includes:

  • Oneness of God – there is only one God.
  • All religions share a common foundation
  • Mankind is one. People of all races, nations, economic groups and religious backgrounds are equal in the sight of God.
  • Independent investigation of the truth – each individual is responsible for investigating the truth for himself.
  • Harmony of Science and Religion
  • Equality of men and women
  • One universal auxiliary language
  • Spiritual solution to economic problems

    Violet HoenkeViolet Hoehnke: First International Female Bahá’í Pioneer to PNGInternational PioneersThe First Bahá’í International Pioneers into Papua New GuineaApelis MazakamatApelis Mazakmat: The first Papua New Guinean Bahá’í

THE ADMINISTRATIVE INSTITUTION OF THE BAHÁ’Í FAITH IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

The first National Spiritual Assembly was formed in 1969. Now there are more than 30, 000 Bahá’í population in Papua New Guinea. The Bahá’ís turn to the Universal House of Justice as the Supreme Body for guidance. In Bahá’í Faith there are no clergy or priest.

first NSA PNGThe First National Spiritual Assembly Members of PNGNSA 2014The National Spiritual Assembly Members of PNG - 2014