Sects: We Love All Religions

According to the 19-month calendar followed by the worldwide religion known as Bahai, the first day of this week was the 13th of Jalal, in the year 120. It was a red-letter day in the lives of Bahai's 2,000,000 followers. In Haifa, Israel, 504 leaders of the sect gathered to elect by secret ballot nine of their members who will form a Universal House of Justice. After the results are announced to the first world congress of Bahai in London next week, the House will have infallible powers to legislate for the faithful....

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