In the summer of 2016, a group of Baha'is from Armenia received an invitation to visit Israel, the Holy Land for representatives of all religions, at the World Center of the Baha'i Faith.
To prepare for the pilgrimage, the friends first studied materials on the historical significance of the sites they would be visiting and familiarized themselves with the life story of Bahá'u'lláh and his family. Bahá'u'lláh was exiled to the Holy Land by the Ottoman Empire due to his teachings, which promoted universal peace.
The group of Armenian Baha'i pilgrims prayed for the prosperity of Armenia and the peace in Artsakh. Our group was part of a larger group of pilgrims that included representatives from the US, various African countries, Canada, and China. Among the members of this diverse human family, there was a genuine love and respect for each other that was very inspiring for us.
During our visit, we realized that thousands of people around the world make daily efforts to build a more harmonious civilization in their countries, where everyone's spiritual and material needs are balanced.