Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel
On January 5, 2004 the Santa Cruz Sentinel reported on the Bosch Bahai School in California. "The Bahai school, ensuing from a faith that emphasizes social equity, is one of only three in the country, and people from all over the world come year-round, sometimes hundreds at a time, to attend various workshops and sessions... Because Bahais acknowledge, even embrace, all of the world’s religions... it is important for followers to study and understand as much as possible about other faiths. Education, and not just religious education, is a major focus of the Bahai faith. That is one reason the school in Bonny Doon is so widely visited, many students and teachers said." Bahais number about 20,000 in California and about 150,000 in the country.