Throughout history, God has sent a series of divine educators to humanity. These religious educators are also known as Manifestations of God, whose teachings have provided the basis for civilization's advancement. Manifestations of God include:
Bahá’u’lláh, the latest of these Messengers, explained that the world's religions come from the same source and are, in essence, successive chapters of one religion from God.
Bahá'ís believe that the crucial need facing humanity is to find a unifying vision of our future society, nature, and purpose of life.