There are about 5 million Baha’is in the world, from almost every race, ethnic group, religious denomination, and national and social backrounds. From its beginnings in Iran in1844, the Baha’i Faith has grown so that now there are Bahai communities in almost every country in the world. According to the Encyclopdia Britannica, the Baha’i faith is the most . widespread religion after Christianity, with more than 120,000 centers. Bahai books have benn translated into over 800 languages.