Baha'i

A religion that arose out of the Persian Islamic sect Babi in the 1860s. It was founded by Bahaullah who claimed to be the prophet foretold by Ali Mohammed Shirazi, the founder of the Babi sect. Bahaism emphasizes both social goals and spritual truths: the oneness of God, the unity of all faiths, the harmony of all people, universal education, obedience to government, the importance of personal conscience, and the inevitable unification of humankind.

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A religion that arose out of the Persian Islamic sect Babi in the 1860s, founded by Bahaullah who claimed to be the prophet foretold by Ali Mohammed Shirazi, the founder of the Babi sect. Bahaism emphasizes both social goals and spritual truths: the oneness of God, the unity of all faiths. Worship consists of daily prayers and scripture reading; Bahai houses of worship have proliferated throughout the world, especially in the Third World, and are typically centered around a school, hospital, orphanage, or similar institution. The governing body, called the Universal House of Justice, meets every five years and is based in Haifa, Israel.

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