The Universal House of Justice is the international governing council of the Bahá’í Faith. Bahá’u’lláh ordained the creation of this institution in His book of laws, the Kitáb-i-Aqdas. Since 1963, the Universal House of Justice has guided the Bahá’í world community to develop its capacity to participate in building a prosperous global civilization.
The messages of the Universal House of Justice—and letters written on its behalf—provide analysis, vision and direction, and ensure unity of thought and action as the Bahá’í community learns to translate Bahá’u’lláh’s vision for humanity into reality. A selection of more than 400 such messages can be found here.
A letter addressed to the world’s religious leaders by the Universal House of Justice in April 2002.
Released in October 1985, on the eve of the United Nations International Year of Peace, this statement of the Universal House of Justice was addressed “To the Peoples of the World.”