Haifa Bahai Temple on Carmel slope
Baha'i - Universalistic religion founded about 150 years ago by the Baha'u'llah in Iran. It is distinct from Islam and Christianity. It is a progressive religion that promotes world peace, universal human rights and economic development. The Bahai have a world temple in Haifa, Israel. Israel is a major center of Baha'i worship owing to imprisonment of the Baha'u'llah in Acco prison in 1868, and persecution of the Bahai in nearly all other Middle East countries.