What state is home to the only Bahá’í temple in North America?
Founded by the Persian prophet Bahá’u’lláh in the 19th century, Bahá’í is a religion that aims to unify all religions and races together as one and promote world peace. There are five to seven million people who practice the Bahá’í faith worldwide, but only a small number of Bahá’í houses of worship exist around the globe.
Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb north of Chicago, is home to the only one in North America, known as the “Mother Temple of the West.” It’s the world’s oldest surviving and largest Bahá’í temple, founded in 1921 and completed in 1953. The temple’s striking design has earned it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. People of all religions are invited to pray peacefully within the unique nine-sided, white-clad structure.
Answer: The correct answer is Illinois