Selected Messages of the Universal House of Justice

The messages of the Universal House of Justice—and those 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.

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Ridván 2015To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 2015
1 August 2014To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the progress of the construction of the Houses of Worship
10 July 2014To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the implementation of the Badí‘ calendar
Ridván 2014To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 2014
5 December 2013To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the centenary of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s return from His visit to the West
27 August 2013To the followers of Bahá’u’lláh in IranRegarding the murder of a Bahá’í in Iran
17 July 2013To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the destruction of the House of Bahá’u’lláh in Baghdád
1 July 2013To the participants in the forthcoming 114 youth conferences throughout the worldMessage to the youth participating in a series of youth conferences around the world
27 June 2013To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the destruction of the House of Bahá’u’lláh in Baghdád
10 May 2013To the followers of Bahá’u’lláh in IranRegarding the Eleventh International Bahá’í Convention and the ongoing persecution of the Bahá’í community in Iran
1 May 2013To the Bahá’ís of the WorldAnnouncing the convocation of 19 further youth conferences around the world, in addition to the previously announced 95
Ridván 2013To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 2013
Naw-Rúz 2013To the followers of Bahá’u’lláh in IranOn the occasion of the Persian New Year, Naw-Rúz
2 March 2013To the Bahá’ís of IranRegarding several issues related to the principle of non-involvement in partisan political affairs
8 February 2013To the Bahá’ís of the WorldAnnouncing the convocation of 95 youth conferences around the world
2 January 2013To the followers of Bahá’u’lláh in IranEnclosing the Persian-language translation of the statement titled “The Prosperity of Humankind”
26 November 2012To all National Spiritual AssembliesEnclosing “Social Action”, a document prepared by the Office of Social and Economic Development at the Bahá’í World Centre
27 June 2012To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding a donation to the Temples Fund on behalf of the Bahá’ís of Iran
11 May 2012To the followers of Bahá’u’lláh in IranRegarding the ongoing persecution of the Bahá’í community in Iran
Ridván 2012To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 2012
Naw-Rúz 2012To the followers of Bahá’u’lláh in IranOn the occasion of the Persian New Year, Naw-Rúz
1 March 2012To the devoted believers of Bahá’u’lláh in the sacred land of IranAssuring the Bahá’ís of Iran of prayers during the month of the Bahá’í Fast
12 December 2011To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the global plans of the Bahá’í community, touching on such subjects as training institutes, the educational process of which they are a part and the coordination of activities
17 June 2011To the Believers in the Cradle of the FaithConveying news of a raid on the homes of Bahá’ís associated with the Bahá’í Institute for Higher Education
14 May 2011To the Believers in the Cradle of the FaithMarking the third anniversary of the imprisonment of the former members of the Yárán
Ridván 2011To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 2011
12 April 2011To all National Spiritual AssembliesMarking the completion of the restoration of the Shrine of the Báb
21 March 2011To the Believers in the Cradle of the FaithOn the occasion of the Persian New Year, Naw-Rúz
1 January 2011To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding some of the themes from the Conference of the Continental Counsellors
28 December 2010To the Conference of the Continental Boards of CounsellorsRegarding the next Five Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community
29 August 2010To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the Centenary of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s departure for His visit to the West
Ridván 2010To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 2010
2 April 2010To the Believers in the Cradle of the FaithRegarding subjects such as family life, wealth, materialism, and justice
21 March 2010To the Believers in the Cradle of the FaithOn the occasion of the Persian New Year, Naw-Rúz
22 January 2010[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding several themes related to politics and engagement in the life of society
10 January 2010To the Believers in the Cradle of the FaithRegarding the approaching trial date of the former members of the Yárán
15 December 2009To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the restoration and development of several edifices on Mount Carmel
24 November 2009To the Believers in the Cradle of the FaithRegarding the family and its role in the advancement of civilization
23 June 2009To the Bahá’ís of IranRegarding the proper response to oppression and the principle of non-involvement in partisan political activity
11 June 2009To the Believers in the Cradle of the FaithRegarding such subjects as selfless service and the importance of helping those in need
19 May 2009To the Believers in the Cradle of the FaithRegarding a number of concepts related to the strengthening of the Bahá’í community
17 May 2009To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the celebration of the Nineteen Day Feast
14 May 2009To the Believers in the Cradle of the FaithRegarding events in the year since the former members of the Yárán were arrested
Ridván 2009To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 2009
26 March 2009To the Believers in the Cradle of the FaithRegarding attempts in Iran to force members of the Iranian Bahá’í community to refrain from undertaking any Bahá’í activity
21 March 2009To the Bahá’ís of the WorldOn the occasion of the Persian New Year, Naw-Rúz; Marking the centenary of interment of remains of the Báb
18 March 2009To the Believers in the Cradle of the FaithRegarding the social and spiritual and social responsibilities of the Iranian Bahá’í community in the absence of the Yárán
5 March 2009To the Believers in the Cradle of the FaithRegarding the Yárán and the Khádimín
9 February 2009To the Believers in the Cradle of the FaithRegarding support from many Iranians for the plight of Bahá’ís
31 October 2008To the Believers in the Cradle of the FaithRegarding accusations against Bahá’ís and attacks on the Faith in Iran
20 October 2008To the Bahá’ís of the WorldMarking the midpoint of Five Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community; calling for 41 regional conferences
28 July 2008To the Believers in the Cradle of the FaithRegarding a range of questions related to the elimination of prejudice
20 June 2008To the Believers in the Cradle of the FaithRegarding the Bahá’í teachings on the equality of men and women
3 June 2008To the Believers in the Cradle of the FaithMarking three weeks since the arrest of the Yárán
19 May 2008To the steadfast and sorely wronged Followers of Bahá’u’lláh in the sacred land of IranRegarding the arrest of the Yárán
12 May 2008To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the restoration and development of Bahá’í World Centre properties
Ridván 2008To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 2008
25 December 2007To the followers of Bahá’u’lláh in the Cradle of the FaithRegarding the denial of higher education to Iranian Bahá’í students
26 November 2007To the Bahá’ís of the WorldTribute to the institution of the Hands of the Cause on the Day of the Covenant
9 September 2007To the Bahá’í students deprived of access to higher education in IranRegarding themes such as service to others in the face of injustice and the importance of patience
Ridván 2007To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 2007
25 March 2007To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding some elements of the Bahá’í electoral process
21 December 2006To the Bahá’ís of EgyptRegarding a ruling denying Egyptian Bahá’ís the ability to obtain official identification papers
Ridván 2006To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 2006
22 March 2006To the Iranian believers living outside IranRegarding participation in the upcoming Five Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community
31 December 2005To the Bahá’ís of the WorldMarking the close of the Conference of Continental Counsellors
28 December 2005To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding training institutes and the materials of the Ruhi Institute
27 December 2005To the Conference of the Continental Boards of CounsellorsRegarding the next Five Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community
Ridván 2005To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 2005
Ridván 2004To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 2004
12 January 2004To the Iranian believers living outside IranRegarding travel to and communication with Bahá’ís in Iran in light of present and historical circumstances
26 November 2003To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh in the Cradle of the FaithRegarding ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s letter to the people of Iran, titled the Secret of Divine Civilization
Ridván 2003To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 2003
17 January 2003To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the progress of the Five Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community and the process of growth at the level of the cluster
Ridván 2002To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 2002
April 2002To the World’s Religious LeadersAn invitation to the leaders of the world’s religious communities to reexamine the issues lying at the heart of interfaith activity
17 January 2002To the Friends Gathered at the Youth Congress in BrazilMessage to the Youth Congress in Brazil
28 June 2001To the Friends Gathered at Canada’s Second Youth Conference in Sherbrooke (Canada), 28 June – 1 July 2001Message to the Second Youth Conference in Sherbrooke, Canada
24 May 2001To the Believers Gathered for the Events Marking the Completion of the Projects on Mount CarmelMarking the completion of the Projects on Mount Carmel
Ridván 2001To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 2001
19 April 2001[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the unity of nations and the establishment of the Lesser Peace
4 April 2001To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding belief and membership in the Bahá’í community
8 February 2001To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the application of the laws of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas
16 January 2001To the Bahá’ís of the WorldMarking the beginning of the fifth epoch of the Formative Age
14 January 2001To the Conference Marking the Inauguration of the International Teaching Centre BuildingMarking the inauguration of the International Teaching Centre Building on Mount Carmel
9 January 2001To the Conference of the Continental Boards of CounsellorsRegarding the upcoming Five Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community
26 November 2000To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the revision of the Codification of the Law of Huqúqu’lláh
24 September 2000To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the Bahá’í International Community’s participation in the International Millenial Gatherings Concerning Global Issues
9 August 2000To the Friends Gathered at the Youth Congress in EcuadorWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, a message to the Youth Congress in Ecuador
27 July 2000To the Friends Gathered at the Youth Congress in the Dominican RepublicWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, a message to the Youth Congress in the Dominican Republic
20 July 2000To the Friends gathered at the Asian International Youth Conference, Karachi, Pakistan, 21–23 July 2000Message to the International Youth Conference in Karachi, Pakistan
20 July 2000To the Friends Gathered at the Youth Conference in Vancouver, 20–24 July 2000Message to the Youth Conference in Vancouver, Canada
18 July 2000[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding democracy and the Bahá’í Administrative Order
12 July 2000To the Friends Gathered at the Youth Congress in El SalvadorWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, message to the Youth Congress in El Salvador
16 May 2000The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of South AfricaWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the role of the Regional Bahá’í Councils
Ridván 2000To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 2000
16 April 2000To the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of BrazilWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding resignation and membership on Bahá’í institutions
12 March 2000To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the formation of Regional Bahá’í Councils
23 February 2000[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the application of Bahá’í laws
26 January 2000To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the funeral service for Amatu’l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum
19 January 2000To the Bahá’ís of the WorldMarking the passing of Amatu’l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum
8 January 2000To the Friends Gathered at the Youth Congress in ParaguayMessage to the Youth Congress in Paraguay
28 December 1999To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the laws of prayer, fasting, and recitation of the Greatest Name revealed in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas
26 November 1999To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the plans of the worldwide Bahá’í community for the next twelve months and the subsequent five years
9 November 1999To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the increased responsibility of the Office of Correspondence in managing communications of the Bahá’í World Centre
24 August 1999The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United StatesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding deputization and funding for the training institutes
5 August 1999[To a National Spiritual Assembly]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding several themes relevant to the advancement of women
4 July 1999To selected National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the translation and publication of Bahá’í documents into English
4 July 1999To all Bahá’í Publishing TrustsWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the publication of study guides for the Sacred Texts
30 June 1999To selected National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding provisional and authorized translations of the Bahá’í Writings into English
4 May 1999[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding primary source materials at the Bahá’í World Centre
Ridván 156To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1999
15 April 1999To selected National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the conviction of four Bahá’ís in Iran in relation to the activities with the Institute for Higher Bahá’í Studies
7 April 1999To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding internal opposition to the Bahá’í Faith
6 April 1999[To a Local Spiritual Assembly]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the material and spiritual advancement of indigenous people
25 February 1999To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, marking the publication of “Who is Writing the Future?”
2 February 1999To the European Bahá’í Youth CouncilMessage to the European Bahá’í Youth Council
14 December 1998To selected National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the situation of the Bahá’ís imprisoned in Iran
1 December 1998To selected National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding an appeal of the conviction of three Bahá’ís imprisoned in Mashad
6 October 1998To selected National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, conveying news of the arrest of faculty members of the Bahá’í Institute of Higher Education and raids on Bahá’í homes
1 October 1998To selected National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, conveying details on Bahá’ís imprisoned and sentenced to death in Iran
29 September 1998To selected National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, conveying news of the sentencing of two Bahá’ís in Iran to death
24 September 1998To selected National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding arrests, imprisonment, and confiscation of property of Bahá’ís in Iran
27 August 1998[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the role of the Universal House of Justice
12 August 1998[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the standard of English translations of the Bahá’í Writings
4 August 1998To selected National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the continued persecution of the Bahá’í community in Iran
22 July 1998To National Spiritual AssembliesConveying news of the execution of a Bahá’í in Iran
2 July 1998To all National Spiritual AssembliesMarking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the establishment of the International Teaching Centre
16 June 1998[To two individuals]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the age fifteen as the age of spiritual maturity
10 June 1998The International Teaching CentreRegarding the responsibilities of the International Teaching Centre
1 June 1998To selected National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the deputization of institute teachers and coordinators
21 May 1998To selected National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the sentencing of two Bahá’ís in Iran to prison
3 May 1998To the Conference of the Continental CounsellorsMessage to the Conference of the Continental Counsellors
Ridván 155To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1998
4 March 1998The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United StatesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the review of materials associated with the Faith prior to publication
17 February 1998[To a Local Spiritual Assembly]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding questions raised about the recourse available to Bahá’ís when they feel the Local Spiritual Assembly has made an error
6 January 1998[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, responding to concerns raised about the absence of a Guardian to succeed Shoghi Effendi
6 January 1998To the friends gathered at the Latin American Youth Congress in ChileMessage to the Latin American Youth Congress in Chile
18 August 1997To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, conveying news of the martyrdom of two Bahá’ís in Iran
11 August 1997To National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the external affairs work of the Bahá’í International Community
3 June 1997[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the authority of the Universal House of Justice
30 May 1997To National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the formation of Regional Bahá’í Councils
Ridván 154To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1997
30 March 1997To all National Spiritual Assemblies in AfricaWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the prohibition of alcoholic beverages
24 March 1997The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Côte d’IvoireWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding music and dance at Bahá’í Centres
Bahá 154 B.E.To the Lovers of the Most Great Beauty, beloved and faithful FriendsRegarding such themes as the greatness of this Day, service to the Cause, and the importance of educating children
16 September 1996The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of AustriaWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the goals set out by the National Assembly of Austria for the Four Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community
29 August 1996[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the development of Local Spiritual Assemblies
18 August 1996[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding electioneering in the context of reports from a Local Spiritual Assembly
6 August 1996To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the financial requirements of training institutes
17 July 1996[To a National Spiritual Assembly]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the maturation of individuals and institutions
1 July 1996[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding Bahá’í wills
14 June 1996[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the role of the Universal House of Justice
13 May 1996[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the disintegration of society and the development of a new order
22 April 1996[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the question of teaching the Bahá’í Faith and the role of the institutions
Ridván 153To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1996
Ridván 153To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh in AfricaRidván Message 1996—Africa
Ridván 153To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri LankaRidván Message 1996—Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka
Ridván 153To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh in Australia, the Cook Islands, the Eastern Caroline Islands, the Fiji Islands, French Polynesia, the Hawaiian Islands, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, the Mariana Islands, the Marshall Islands, New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and the Western Caroline IslandsRidván Message 1996—Australia and the Pacific Islands
Ridván 153To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh in EuropeRidván Message 1996—Europe
Ridván 153To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh in Latin America and the CaribbeanRidván Message 1996—Latin America and the Caribbean
Ridván 153To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh in North America: Alaska, Canada, Greenland and the United StatesRidván Message 1996—North America
Ridván 153To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh in Cambodia, Hong Kong, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and VietnamRidván Message 1996—Southeast Asia
Ridván 153To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh in Western and Central AsiaRidván Message 1996—Western and Central Asia
14 March 1996[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the Bahá’í teachings on the pursuit of knowledge
31 December 1995To the Bahá’ís of the WorldConveying some of the themes from the Conference of the Continental Counsellors
26 December 1995To the Conference of the Continental Boards of CounsellorsMessage to the Conference of the Continental Counsellors outlining the general features of the Four Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community
26 December 1995To the Conference of the Continental Boards of CounsellorsMessage to the Conference of the Continental Counsellors
19 May 1995[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding discussions on the internet about the Bahá’í Faith
27 April 1995[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding several issues relating to the development of the Bahá’í Administrative Order
Ridván 152To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1995
15 December 1994[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the authorization of translations and a number of questions related to the authority of publications from the Research Department
1 August 1994[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the question of how individuals can improve their understanding of the Bahá’í Teachings.
25 July 1994[To a National Spiritual Assembly]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the responsibilities of delegates to a National Convention
19 May 1994The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United StatesRegarding the worsening conditions of society, and the relationships between and functioning of Bahá’í Administrative Institutions
17 May 1994To the youth gathered at the five Regional Bahá’í Youth Conferences in Barcelona, Berlin, Bucharest, Saint Petersburg, and WolverhamptonRegarding the achievements of and conditions facing Bahá’í Youth in Europe
Ridván 151To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1994
11 March 1994[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding a question about a reference to the Guardianship in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas
4 January 1994To all National Spiritual AssembliesMarking the commencement of construction projects on Mount Carmel
19 October 1993[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding Bahá’í scholarship and the importance of studying the Bahá’í Writings
2 September 1993[To a National Spiritual Assembly]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the relationship between Local and National Spiritual Assemblies and private initiatives
4 July 1993[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the application of Bahá’í laws to Western believers
1 July 1993[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding personal sacrifice in giving to the Bahá’í Fund
30 June 1993[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the need for wisdom and courage in teaching the Cause
24 June 1993To the Bahá’ís of the WorldConveying some of the themes from consultations between the Universal House of Justice and the International Teaching Centre
Ridván 150To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1993
5 March 1993To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the publication of an English translation of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas
24 January 1993[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding several themes related to nonviolence and the unity of the family
26 November 1992To the Bahá’ís of the WorldMarking the centennial of the Day of the Covenant
23 November 1992To the followers of Bahá’u’lláh attending the second Bahá’í World CongressMarking the occasion of the Second Bahá’í World Congress
28 October 1992[To two individuals]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the responsibilities of youth
15 October 1992[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the station of Bahá’u’lláh and the significance of His Revelation
30 September 1992To selected National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the confiscation of Bahá’í properties in Iran
30 September 1992To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding goals for the Three Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community
10 September 1992To selected National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, conveying details of two Bahá’í prisoners in Iran
7 September 1992To selected National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, conveying initial information regarding two Bahá’í Prisoners in Iran
3 September 1992To selected National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding two Bahá’ís sentenced to death in Iran
25 June 1992To selected National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the murder of a Bahá’í in Iran
24 June 1992To selected National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the desecration of Bahá’í cemeteries
7 June 1992To the Bahá’ís of the WorldMarking the Centenary of the Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh
Ridván 1992To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1992
8 April 1992To all National Spiritual AssembliesConveying news of the execution of a Bahá’í in Tehran
9 December 1991The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of AustraliaWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the role of institutions in upholding of Bahá’í law
26 November 1991To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh throughout the WorldMarking the Day of the Covenant
18 November 1991To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh in Every LandRegarding the financial needs of the Bahá’í World Centre
30 October 1991To Selected National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the process of prepublication review of Bahá’í manuscripts
28 October 1991[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the need for prepublication review of Bahá’í manuscripts
20 June 1991To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the commencement of Phase Two of the Mount Carmel Projects
1 May 1991[To two individuals]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding such subjects as independent investigation of truth and the significance of recognizing Bahá’u’lláh as a Manifestation of God
Ridván 1991To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1991
3 April 1991To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the Holy Year 1992–1993
2 January 1991[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding Bahá'í elections and administration
21 November 1990To the Friends gathered at the Moscow ConferenceMessage to the Moscow Conference
24 May 1990To all National Spiritual AssembliesMarking the commencement of work on the extension of the terraces on Mount Carmel
Ridván 1990To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1990
20 April 1990To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding deputization of pioneers in light of the conclusion of the Six Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community
12 February 1990To the Bahá’ís of the WorldMarking the establishment of the Bahá’í Chair for World Peace
8 February 1990To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh throughout the WorldRegarding a special Two Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community for Eastern Europe and Asia
23 January 1990To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the progress of the Mount Carmel Projects
20 November 1989The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of GuyanaWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding a National Spiritual Assembly’s relations with government
9 November 1989The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the Hawaiian IslandsWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding declaration and membership in the Bahá’í community
25 September 1989[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the function of review in the Bahá’í community
28 August 1989To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding how National Assemblies can assist communities with their observance of the Nineteen Day Feast
27 August 1989To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláhRegarding a number of issues related to the Nineteen Day Feast
10 July 1989To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the importance of reading Revelation and the elimination of illiteracy
22 June 1989[To a National Spiritual Assembly]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding responsibilities of individual believers serving on Spiritual Assemblies
Ridván 1989To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1989
29 December 1988To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh in the United States of AmericaRegarding the question of individual rights and freedoms
13 December 1988To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the execution of two Bahá’ís in Iran
30 September 1988To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, enclosing a compilation titled “A Chaste and Holy Life”
25 July 1988The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of CanadaWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding teaching and applying the Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh within indigenous and native communities
16 June 1988To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the first meeting of the newly appointed International Teaching Centre
31 May 1988The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of New ZealandRegarding a number of themes related to the confinement of membership of the Universal House of Justice to men
Ridván 1988To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1988
4 February 1988To all National Spiritual AssembliesCalling for special prayers for the Bahá’ís in Iran
14 January 1988The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the Mariana IslandsWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the rights of indigenous peoples and political activities relating to their advancement
14 December 1987To selected National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding Bahá’í relations with governments and non-involvement in politics
22 October 1987To all National Spiritual AssembliesConveying news of the arrest of six Bahá’ís in Iran
31 August 1987To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh throughout the worldRegarding plans for development of buildings on the arc and terraces of the Bahá’í World Centre
20 August 1987The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of CanadaWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding Bahá’í involvement in fundraising activities
15 July 1987[To a National Spiritual Assembly]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the functioning of executive committees
28 June 1987The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of New ZealandWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the question of administrative authority and membership of the Bahá’í community
21 June 1987The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of FinlandWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the promotion of world peace and avoidance of partisan politics
19 June 1987The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of GermanyWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding National Bahá’í Conventions
15 June 1987[To two individuals]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the Bahá’í approach to alleviating the problems afflicting human society and the plight of the indigenous and aboriginal peoples of the world
30 April 1987To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the development of the properties of the Bahá’í World Centre
Ridván 1987To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1987
25 March 1987To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the codification of the Law of Huqúqu’lláh
10 March 1987[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the promotion of world peace and avoidance of partisan politics
9 March 1987[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding individual interpretations of the Sacred Writings
26 November 1986[To a National Spiritual Assembly]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the infallibility of the Manifestations of God
6 November 1986[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the celebration of Christmas
29 October 1986To the meeting of the Senior Officers of the United Nations Office and the Office of Public InformationMarking a new stage in the development of the external affairs of the worldwide Bahá’í community
27 October 1986[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the places where the Manifestations of God have appeared and the equality of men and women
12 October 1986To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, enclosing a statement on apartheid
25 May 1986To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding expansion of the institution of the Auxiliary Board
12 May 1986To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the martyrdom of three Bahá’ís in Iran
Ridván 1986To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1986
17 March 1986[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding exemptions from acts of worship
25 February 1986To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding major objectives and national goals of the Six Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community
5 February 1986To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, enclosing a document regarding epochs of the Formative Age
5 January 1986[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the role of women in society and the establishment of peace
2 January 1986The Bahá’ís of the WorldMarking the inception of the Fourth Epoch of the Formative Age
27 December 1985To the Conference of the Continental Boards of CounsellorsMessage to the Conference of the Continental Counsellors
17 December 1985To all National Spiritual AssembliesMarking the adoption of a resolution in support of Iranian Bahá’ís by the United Nations General Assembly
24 October 1985To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the appointment of Continental Boards of Counsellors
October 1985To the Peoples of the WorldThe Promise of World Peace
19 September 1985To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the execution of two Bahá’ís in Iran and pressure facing Bahá’í students in that country
7 August 1985To National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the development of local and national Bahá’í funds
5 August 1985To National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day
21 July 1985To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the election of delegates to National Bahá’í Conventions
8 May 1985To the Bahá’í Youth of the WorldRegarding the duty of youth to strive for excellence
Ridván 1985To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1985
11 April 1985[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the attainment of the age of spiritual maturity at the age of fifteen
14 March 1985[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding human suffering, the reconstruction of society, and the places the Manifestations of God have appeared
31 January 1985[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the Lesser Peace and the Supreme Tribunal mentioned in the Bahá’í Writings
23 January 1985To all National Spiritual AssembliesMarking the International Year of Peace
3 January 1985To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the adoption of an oppressive measure by the Iranian Government
25 October 1984[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding its power of elucidation
23 August 1984[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the roles of parents within the Bahá’í family
12 August 1984[To an individual]Regarding the roles of the individual and the institutions in upholding the laws and standards of the Faith
6 August 1984The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United StatesRegarding the application of the law of Huqúqu’lláh to Bahá’ís of the West
25 July 1984[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the subject of marriage and the relationship between husband and wife
12 June 1984[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the purpose of religion and the some distinguishing features of the current Dispensation
21 May 1984To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the situation of the Bahá’ís in Iran
13 May 1984To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the use of torture to extract false confessions from Iranian Bahá’ís
Ridván 1984To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1984
3 January 1984To the Bahá’í Youth of the WorldMarking International Youth Year
13 December 1983To the National Spiritual Assemblies of the Bahá’ís of Alaska, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Hawaiian Islands, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United StatesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the service of Bahá’í youth in voluntary nonsectarian organizations
7 December 1983The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United StatesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the response of individuals in the United States to the persecution of Iranian Bahá’ís
7 November 1983To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding continued persecution of the Bahá’ís of Iran
20 October 1983To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the participation of Bahá’ís in social and economic development efforts and the establishment of the Office of Social and Economic Development at the Bahá’í World Centre
19 October 1983To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the open letter submitted to Iranian Authorities from the National Spiritual Assembly of Iran
13 September 1983To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the banning of the Bahá’í administration in Iran
1 September 1983The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of NorwayWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding subjects such as the spiritual climate of Europe and requisites for spiritual growth
4 July 1983To the European Youth Conference in InnsbruckMessage to the European Youth Conference in Innsbruck
23 June 1983To Bahá’í Youth Throughout the WorldSummons to vindicate youth martyred in Iran
19 June 1983To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the execution of ten Bahá’í women in Shiraz
19 May 1983To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh throughout the WorldRegarding the evolution of the International Teaching Centre and its responsibilities
Ridván 1983To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1983
2 February 1983To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the occupation of the Seat of the Universal House of Justice
2 September 1982To the Friends gathered in the Asian-Australasian Bahá’í Conference in CanberraMessage to the International Conference in Canberra, Australia
2 September 1982To the Friends gathered at the Bahá’í International Conference in MontrealMessage to the International Conference in Montreal, Canada
19 August 1982To the Friends gathered at the Bahá’í International Conference at LagosMessage to the International Conference in Lagos, Nigeria
6 August 1982To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh gathered at the International Conference in Quito, EcuadorMessage to the International Conference in Quito, Ecuador
2 August 1982[To a National Spiritual Assembly]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding several issues related to confidentiality
3 June 1982[To individuals]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the station of ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá and language used by the Central Figures
2 June 1982To the Friends gathered at the International Conference in DublinMessage to the International Conference in Dublin, Ireland
Ridván 1982To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1982
9 March 1982To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the mounting cruelties facing the Iranian Bahá’ís and the steadfastness of their response
26 January 1982The Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the ongoing persecution of the Iranian Bahá’í community and the nature of sacrifice, conveying the actions taken in defense of this community
3 January 1982[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding questions raised about sharing Bahá’í beliefs, participation in social and economic development activities, and the significance of the Covenant
28 December 1981To National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the execution of eight members of the Iranian National Spiritual Assembly
22 October 1981To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding a report on the campaign of arrests of members of the Iranian Bahá’í community
17 October 1981To all National Spiritual AssembliesConveying news of the deteriorating situation of the Bahá’ís in Iran
22 July 1981[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding certain tests and difficulties within the Bahá’í community
27 May 1981To all National Spiritual AssembliesConveying news of the imminent obliteration of the site of the House of the Báb
17 April 1981To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding a number of issues related to the Seven Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community
16 April 1981To all Continental Pioneer CommitteesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding a number of issues related to the deployment of pioneers, traveling teachers, and upcoming international conferences
March 1981To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the second phase of the Seven Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community
28 December 1980The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of New ZealandWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding a number of themes related to family life
22 December 1980To gatherings of Counsellors in all countriesMessage to Counsellors’ Convocations on the five continents
3 November 1980To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the development of the institution of the Continental Board of the Counsellors and its geographical distribution
24 September 1980To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding a number of developments related to Bahá’í Properties in the Holy Land
23 September 1980To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the worldwide response to the persecution of the Bahá’í community in Iran
11 September 1980To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the execution of seven Bahá’ís in Iran and an article published in defense of that community
7 May 1980The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of GermanyWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding a publication attacking the Faith
Naw-Rúz 1980To the Bahá’ís of the WorldOn the occasion of Naw-Rúz 1980
10 February 1980To the dear Iranian believers resident in other countries throughout the worldRegarding the responsibilities of the Iranian believers
17 October 1979To National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding common accusations against the Iranian Bahá’í community
9 September 1979To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the demolition of the House of the Báb
29 June 1979To all National Spiritual AssembliesConveying the decision regarding Counsellors’ terms of service
15 June 1979To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the increasing dangers facing Iranian Bahá’í community
23 May 1979To all National Spiritual AssembliesCalling for prayers on behalf of the Bahá’ís of Iran
Naw-Rúz 1979To National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the goals of the Seven Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community
Naw-Rúz 1979To the Bahá’ís of the WorldMarking the launch of the Seven Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community
10 May 1979To National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the seizure of the House of the Báb
8 May 1979To the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United StatesRegarding a number of meetings with Bahá’ís in North America and Europe
26 February 1979To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding false accusations against Iranian Bahá’í community
12 January 1979To all National Spiritual AssembliesReporting incidences of persecution against the Iranian Bahá’í community
3 January 1979To the Participants in the Bahá’í Studies Seminar held in Cambridge on 30 September and 1 October 1978Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding Bahá’í scholarship, the need for pre-publication review of doctoral theses, enclosing comments from the Research department at the Bahá’í World Centre
15 December 1978To National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the peril facing the Bahá’í community and Holy Places in Iran
11 October 1978[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, responding to a request for guidance about how to direct the course of one’s life
Ridván 1978To the International Bahá’í ConventionRidván Message 1978
27 March 1978To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the relationships between administrative institutions
21 August 1977[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the response of humanity to the summons of Bahá’u’lláh and the reconstruction of society
24 March 1977To all National Spiritual AssembliesRidván Message 1977
6 March 1977To National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the consolidation of Local Spiritual Assemblies
February 1977To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh gathered at the International Teaching Conference in Mérida, MexicoMessage to the International Teaching Conference, Mérida, Mexico
January 1977To the Friends assembled at the International Teaching Conference in AucklandMessage to the International Teaching Conference, Auckland, New Zealand
January 1977To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh gathered at the International Teaching Conference in Bahia, BrazilMessage to the International Teaching Conference, Bahia, Brazil
2 December 1976The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United StatesRegarding a proposal for an international educational institution and the necessity of consolidation of local communities and Assemblies
November 1976To the Friends assembled at the International Teaching Conference in Hong KongMessage to the International Teaching Conference, Hong Kong
26 September 1976To the Friends gathered at the International Conference in NairobiMessage to the International Teaching Conference, Nairobi, Kenya
August 1976To the Friends assembled at the International Teaching Conference in ParisMessage to the International Teaching Conference, Paris, France
7 July 1976[To an individual]Written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding involvement in politics and the eradication of injustice
July 1976To the Friends assembled at the International Teaching Conference in AnchorageMessage to the International Teaching Conference, Anchorage, Alaska
July 1976To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh gathered at the International Teaching Conference in HelsinkiMessage to the International Teaching Conference, Helsinki, Finland
24 March 1976To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, conveying news of appointments to Continental Boards of Counsellors and Auxiliary Boards
18 March 1976To all National Spiritual AssembliesOn the occasion of the Persian New Year, Naw-Rúz
24 July 1975[To an individual]Regarding a number of laws in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas and the confinement of the membership of the Universal House of Justice to men
5 June 1975To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh throughout the WorldRegarding the construction of the Seat of the Universal House of Justice
25 May 1975To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding a number of subjects related to the Five Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community
14 May 1975To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the submission of physical letters of Shoghi Effendi to the Bahá’í World Centre
4 April 1975To all National Spiritual AssembliesRidván Message 1975
25 March 1975To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding a plan for international collaboration in the field of traveling teaching
4 March 1975To all National Spiritual AssembliesWritten on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, regarding the significance of the House of ‘Abdu’lláh Páshá
14 January 1975To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the acquisition of the House of ‘Abdu’lláh Páshá
6 January 1975To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the development of Bahá’í administrative institutions in Africa
19 November 1974The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of ItalyRegarding the alleviation of material suffering and the construction of a New World Order
29 July 1974The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United StatesRegarding the Lesser Peace and concern about an approaching global calamity
22 July 1974To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding a revision of the functions of Continental Pioneer Committees
9 June 1974The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of IcelandRegarding the laws of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas not binding in the West
28 April 1974[To an individual]Regarding laws of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas concerning men and women
Naw-Rúz 1974To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding a number of issues related to the goals of the Five Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community
Naw-Rúz 1974To the Bahá’ís of the WorldMarking the launch of the Five Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community—Naw-Rúz 1974
7 February 1974To all National Spiritual AssembliesConveying news of the acceptance of the design for the Seat of the Universal House of Justice
4 December 1973To all National Spiritual AssembliesConveying the decision regarding the extension of the Gardens at Bahjí
7 October 1973To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the development of the institution of the Auxiliary Boards
8 June 1973To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the duties of the International Teaching Centre and the expansion of the Continental Boards of Counsellors
5 June 1973To all National Spiritual AssembliesMarking the establishment of the International Teaching Centre
7 May 1973To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the acceptance of the Faith by His Highness Malietoa Tanumafili II of Western Samoa
Ridván 1973To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1973
15 March 1973To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the purchase of the Mansion of Mazra‘ih
26 November 1972To all National Spiritual AssembliesMarking the adoption of the Constitution of the Universal House of Justice
30 July 1972The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of BoliviaRegarding the embryonic nature of Local Spiritual Assemblies
13 July 1972To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding prejudice and the need for Bahá’ís to interact in a spirit of unity and fellowship
7 June 1972To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the decision to build the Seat of the Universal House of Justice
24 April 1972To the Continental Boards of Counsellors and National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the nature and functioning of the Continental Boards of Counsellors
Ridván 1972To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1972
September 1971To the Friends assembled in the North Atlantic Conference in ReykjavikMessage to the North Atlantic Conference
September 1971To the Friends of God assembled in the Conference of the North Pacific OceanMessage to the North Pacific Oceanic Conference
12 July 1971To all National Spiritual AssembliesMarking the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Ascension of ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá
May 1971To the Friends of God gathered in the Caribbean ConferenceMessage to the Caribbean Conference
May 1971To the Friends of God assembled in the Conference of the South Pacific OceanMessage to the South Pacific Oceanic Conference
Ridván 1971To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1971
January 1971To the Friends of God assembled in the Conference in Monrovia, LiberiaMessage to the Monrovia Conference
January 1971To the Friends of God assembled in the Oceanic Conference in Singapore, MalaysiaMessage to the Oceanic Conference of the South China Seas, Singapore
August 1970To the Continental Conference in La Paz, Bolivia, and the Oceanic Conference in Rose-Hill, MauritiusMessage to Bolivia and Mauritius Conferences
Ridván 1970To all National Spiritual AssembliesRidván Message 1970
6 March 1970The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of CanadaRegarding a number of themes related to Bahá’í consultation
8 February 1970To National Spiritual Assemblies in AfricaRegarding a number of themes related Bahá’í involvement in politics
7 December 1969[To an individual]Regarding the relationship between the Guardianship and the Universal House of Justice
16 November 1969To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the worsening condition of society and the need to spread the Bahá’í teachings
1 October 1969To the Continental Boards of Counsellors and National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the work of Continental Boards of Counsellors and the Auxiliary Board
26 May 1969The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of CanadaRegarding self-defense and individual conduct in the face of civil disorder
Ridván 1969To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1969
9 October 1968To the Bahá’í Youth in Every LandRegarding a number of factors related to service and study
August 1968To the Hands of the Cause of God and the Bahá’í Friends assembled in Palermo, Sicily, at the First Bahá’í Oceanic ConferenceMessage to the First Oceanic Conference, Palermo, Sicily
24 June 1968To the Bahá’ís of the WorldMarking the establishment of the Continental Boards of Counsellors
21 June 1968To all National Spiritual AssembliesConveying the decision to establish the Continental Boards of Counsellors
9 May 1968To all National Spiritual AssembliesConveying some of the themes from the second International Bahá’í Convention
8 December 1967[To an individual]Regarding a number of questions related to politics
15 October 1967To all National Spiritual AssembliesMarking the Third Phase of the Nine Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community
2 July 1967To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding a number of themes related to proclamation of the Bahá’í Faith
Ridván 1967The Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1967
10 June 1966To the Bahá’í Youth in every LandRegarding the importance of studying the Sacred Writings, teaching the Faith, and preparing for one’s later years
27 May 1966[To an individual]Regarding a number of themes related to the Guardianship and the Universal House of Justice
Ridván 1966The Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1966
2 February 1966To all National Spiritual Assemblies Engaged in Mass Teaching WorkRegarding the acceleration of the process of mass teaching
28 January 1966To National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the observance of Bahá’í Holy Days
Ridván 1965The Bahá’ís of the WorldRidván Message 1965
9 March 1965The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the NetherlandsRegarding the election and infallibility of the Universal House of Justice
November 1964To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the development of the institution of the Hands of the Cause of God
November 1964To National Spiritual Assemblies of the Bahá’í WorldRegarding the relationship between the Hands of the Cause of God and National Spiritual Assemblies
September 1964To the Bahá’ís of the WorldRegarding the subject of universal participation
13 July 1964To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the subject of mass teaching
July 1964To the beloved of God gathered in the European Teaching Conference called on the occasion of the dedication of the Mother Temple of EuropeMarking the dedication of the Mother Temple of Europe in Langenhain, Germany
April 1964To the Bahá’ís of the WorldMarking the launch of the Nine Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community
18 December 1963To the Bahá’ís of East and WestRegarding the Bahá’í Funds
25 November 1963To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding Auxiliary Board Members serving on National Spiritual Assemblies
19 November 1963To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the relationship between the Hands of the Cause of God and National Spiritual Assemblies
6 October 1963To all National Spiritual AssembliesRegarding the continuation of the Guardianship
October 1963To the Followers of Bahá’u’lláh throughout the WorldConveying news of the Nine Year Plan of the worldwide Bahá’í community
25 August 1963To the National Spiritual Assemblies of the Bahá’í WorldRegarding the destruction of the ‘Ishqábád Temple
7 May 1963To the annual National Conventions of the Bahá’í WorldMessage to all National Conventions
30 April 1963[To the First Bahá’í World Congress]Statement to the first Bahá’í World Congress