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When Ali Kuli Khan served the Cause in the United States, it happened that he frequently met with representatives of Iran in that country. In some of those situations, he had to take instant decisions of diplomatic character. In such situations, although he did his Read the rest of this entry »

The friends in Iran received a letter from the Universal House of Justice dated 8th of May 2017. In the midst of such sad conditions, the Universal House of Justice lifts the spirit of the friends.

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THE UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE

Ridván 2017

 

To the Bahá’ís of the World

Dearly loved Friends,

See how the community of the Greatest Name arises! With but one year elapsed since the inception of the new Plan, reports testify to the scale of what is being attempted and beginning to be accomplished. Bringing greater intensity to 5,000 programmes of growth Read the rest of this entry »

A new letter from the Universal House of Justice dated 1st of March 2017 to the Bahais of the world regarding economic life.

 

THE UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE

1 March 2017

To the Bahá’ís of the World

Dearly loved Friends,

In an increasingly interconnected world, more light is being cast on the social conditions of every people, giving greater visibility to their circumstances. While there are developments that give hope, there is much that should weigh heavy on the conscience of the human race. Inequity, discrimination, and exploitation blight the life of humanity, seemingly immune to the treatments applied by political schemes of every hue. The economic impact of these afflictions has resulted in the prolonged suffering of so many, as well as in deep-seated, structural defects in society. No one whose heart has been attracted to the teachings of the Blessed Beauty can remain unmoved by these consequences. “The world is in great turmoil,” Bahá’u’lláh observes in the Lawḥ-i-Dunyá, “and the minds of its people are in a state of utter confusion. We entreat the Almighty that He may graciously illuminate them with the glory of His Justice, and enable them to discover that which will be profitable unto them at all times and under all conditions.” As the Bahá’í community strives to contribute at the level of thought and action to the betterment of the world, the adverse conditions experienced by many populations will more and more demand its attention.

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Shoghi Effendi started as early as 1923, to send a letter at Ridvan to the friends (initially to the American national Bahá’í Conventions and later to the Bahá’ís of the world). The Universal House of Justice has continued this practise and today, the Ridvan Message for 2016 was just released. You can read, download or access the message from this blogpost.

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