Source: Religion and Ethics Newsweekly
On January 14, 2003 Religion and Ethics Newsweekly reported that "this year marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Baha'i religion. It originated in the Middle East. The name 'Baha'i' comes from the Persian word meaning 'glory' or 'splendor.' Baha'is believe, among other things, that all the great religious founders have come from God, and that all religious systems established by them are part of a single divine plan directed by God." The Baha'i religion took root in this country in the late 19th century."