After its introduction at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, the Baha'i faith gained popularity in the U.S. through one of its first American followers, Corinne True.
The national Baha'i organization paid more than $1.4 million for a house across Linden Street from its landmark Wilmette temple, its third purchase of a home in the neighborhood in 15 months.
The church has spent a little more than $4 million on the three houses, which are not all next to one another. It plans to use to them as rentals, said Glenn Fullmer, director of communications at the Baha'i National Center in Evanston.
A Welcome Center at Chicago’s Bahai Temple has just opened. The temple itself is considered one of Illinois’ “Seven wonders,” according to the state tourism office. It’s listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In Wilmette, a subdivision of Chicago, the Baha’i house of worship has built a beautiful, architecturally stunning welcome center. There were prayers and choir music for the dedication this past Sunday, May 3. The temple itself was designed by Louis Bourgeois, and features a lovely dome on top with carvings and inscriptions worked all around and on top of it. On the ground, you can see lush gardens and pouring fountains. The house has been the sole Baha’i worhip house in America since 1953 and the welcome center is their first major addition to the building.
July 12-15th 2013
Battling addiction and apathy, Mercy wasn't sure where his life was headed until he realized there were people in the world who were worse off than him.
To: Our Beloved Co-workers:
"Now is not the moment for any soul to linger upon the bank - let all lend themselves to the onward surge." Universal House of Justice Ridvan 2015
Your assistance is requested in proclaiming the name of Baha'u'llah to tens of thousands of visitors at the 2015 DuPage County Fair. Please, consult within your community to raise at least one team of two to four Baha'is who will accept the challenge of greeting our visitors at the Baha'i booth. While everyone is welcome to participate, you are encouraged to form a team that reflects the diversity of our community. Speakers of any language could be especially useful to greet international visitors.