Attacks on Haifa Affect Baha'is at Green Acre Baha'i School in Maine

July 20, 2006

Source: Portsmouth Herald

On July 20, 2006 the Portsmouth Herald reported, "The 5 million followers of the Baha'i faith worldwide come from more than 2,000 different tribal, racial and ethnic groups in 235 countries. They are united in the belief that all people, no matter their religion, race or social status, are part of one human body. So when guerrilla rockets struck Haifa, Israel -- home of the Baha'i World Center and a city known for its peaceful co-existence of different religious and ethnic groups -- on Sunday, killing eight, the effects were far-reaching. 'We pray for the protection and safety of all the inhabitants and the employees of our world center that are there,' said Jim Sacco, co-administrator at Green Acre Baha'i School on Main Street, one of three national training centers that hosts Baha'i and prospective Baha'i from throughout the world. 'Were concerned for the people of Haifa, but provisions are made for people to go to bomb shelter in the area so there is certain comfort in that.'"