The word Baha means ‘glory’ or ‘splendor.’ The Baha’i Faith rests on three core principles: unity of God, unity of religion and unity of humankind. Approximately 7 million people today in many countries adhere to the Baha’i faith. Their scriptures are translated into 800 languages, and there are houses of worship in just about every corner of the world. Baha’i Principles envision an ideal society. They are gender equality; elimination of all forms of prejudice whether religious, racial, class, or national; harmony of religion and science; universal opportunity of education for all; an universal auxiliary language, which all humanity can use to cooperate quickly with one another; a judicious world government; and the elimination of extremes of wealth and poverty. Many people, like the Baha’i followers, see a noble society as a real goal to be pursued in everyday life.