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The Baha’i Gardens

The Baha’i Gardens in Israel, one in Haifa and the other in Akko, are a  reflection of the profound beauty of the Baha’i faith,  founded in nineteenth century Persia by Mirza Husaayn Ali Nuri, later known as BahaUllah. The Baha’i faith believes that religious history has been led by a series of divine messengers, each of whom has founded a religion that can be responded to by the people of those times: this includes Abraham, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad and, most recently, the Bab and Bahaullah. The Baha’i faith believes in the collective evolution of the world with a focus on creating peace, justice and unity throughout the world.

Although I have been to the garden in Haifa, I didn’t know what to expect from the one in Akko: except that it would offer a place of contemplation and peace.

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