Ohio Baha'is Celebrate Opening of World Spiritual Center

May 18, 2001

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On May 18, 2001, The Columbus Dispatch reported on the opening of the $ 250 million development of sacred terraces, fountains and gardens at the Baha'is' spiritual center in Haifa, Israel. Central Ohio Baha'is will watch the opening ceremony via satellite. "'For Baha'is, the completion of the terraces is concurrent with the faith's emergence as a world community and the realization of a centurylong dream to create a spiritual and administrative center,' said ...a local spokeswoman for the faith...Local pride extends not only because of religious connections, but also because Mace Rosen, an Ohio State University alumnus, was involved with the project."