Representatives of the Baha’i faith from around the world gathered in Haifa on
Monday to elect the new international leadership council of the faith, as is
customary every five years.
More than 1,000 delegates from 157 countries
have arrived in Israel to select the representatives for the nine-member panel,
known as The Universal House of Justice, which is responsible for the major
decisions and policies of the international Baha’i administration.