Baha'is Gather in Israel to Celebrate New Shrine

May 5, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On May 5, 2001, The New York Times reported that "Baha'is from around the world [will] gather in Israel to celebrate completion of an unusual garden. It is laid out as a series of 19 linked terraces, a kilometer in length, ascending the slope of Mount Carmel, in Haifa, at one of the faith's holiest shrines....Of an estimated five million Bahais around the world, 130,000 live in the United States, with administrative headquarters and a major house of worship in suburban Chicago and a radio station in rural South Carolina."