The Bahá'í Faith World Headquarters is on the slope of Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel. It was near there, in Acre, that Bahá'a'lláh, the most recent messenger of
G-d, was exiled during the Ottoman Empire Period. There, for his remaining years, he would produce the doctrines of the faith, The oneness of humankind. All His other social teachings are means of achieving and sustaining the practical unity of humanity so that people may fulfill the purpose of their creation, to peacefully carry forward an ever-advancing civilization. The faith began in present day Iran in the mid 1800's, and believes that G-d's word comes through a succession of messengers. Today, there are over five million followers, with Bahá'í Temples throughout the world.