Messages from the Universal House of Justice, 1986-2001

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Messages from the Universal House of Justice, 1986-2001
The period of 1986 to 2001, the Fourth Epoch of the Formative Age.


Contents

1986-1992 - The Six Year Plan

1.   Martyrdom of Three Bahá’ís in Iran
2.   Assignments of the Continental Boards of Counselors
3.   Execution of a Bahá’í in Iran
4.   Visit to the World Center by Prime Minister of the Cook Islands
5.   Bahá’í Youth Killed in Iran
6.   Apartheid
7.   Equality of Women and Men
8.   New Stage in External Affairs of the Faith
9.   Murder of Two Bahá’ís in Iran
10.   Celebrating Christmas
11.   Passing of the Hand of the Cause of God Zikrullah Khadem
12.   Infallibility of the Manifestations of God
13.   Conference on Ḥuqúqu’lláh
14.   Release of a Compilation on Trustworthiness
15.   Passing of Charles Wolcott, Member of the Universal House of Justice
16.   Execution of a Bahá’í in Iran
17.   Interpretations of Sacred Writings
18.   Avoiding Partisan Politics and Promoting the Lesser Peace
19.   Execution of Two Bahá’ís in Iran
20.   Election of New Member of Universal House of Justice
21.   Codification of the Law of Ḥuqúqu’lláh
22.   Riḍván Message 1987
23.   Negotiations with the Government of Israel for Development of the Bahá’í World Center
24.   Pioneer Goals for Remainder of Six Year Plan
25.   Authority of Local Spiritual Assemblies
26.   Recitation of the Prayer for the Dead
27.   International Collaboration Goals
28.   Bahá’í Education of Children
29.   Plight of the Indigenous and Aboriginal Peoples
30.   Conduct of a National Convention
31.   The Bahá’í Role in Promoting World Peace
32.   Requirements for Membership in the Bahá’í Community
33.   Functioning of an Executive Committee of a National Spiritual Assembly
34.   Passing of Knight of Bahá’u’lláh ‘Azíz Navídí
35.   Support of Bahá’í Funds Exclusively by Believers
36.   Plans for Development of the Buildings on the Arc and Terraces
37.   Execution of Two Bahá’ís in Iran
38.   Release of a Compilation on Crisis and Victory
39.   Arrest of Six Bahá’ís in Iran
40.   Message to the Bahá’í Publishers' Conference, London
41.   Further Information on Bahá’ís Arrested in Iran
42.   Joining the Network on Conservation and Religion
43.   Resignation of Two Members of the Universal House of Justice
44.   Activities of Bahá’ís in Relation to Governments
45.   Release of a Compilation on the Covenant
46.   Indigenous Rights and Self-Determination
47.   Request Special Prayers for Bahá’ís in Iran
48.   Riḍván Message 1988
49.   Election of the Universal House of Justice - Riḍván 1988
50.   Purchase of Area Near the Grave of the Guardian
51.   Appointment of International Teaching Center Members
52.   Membership on the Universal House of Justice
53.   First Meeting of New International Teaching Center
54.   New Members of Universal House of Justice, International Teaching Center, and Continental Boards of Counselors
55.   The Importance of Reaching Out to Native Communities
56.   Release of a Compilation on Living a Chaste and Holy Life
57.   Remarkable Numbers of New Enrollments
58.   Success of Collaboration with Network on Conservation and Religion
59.   Execution of Two Bahá’ís in Iran
60.   Individual Rights and Freedoms
61.   External Affairs Consultations
62.   Education in the Law of Ḥuqúqu’lláh
63.   Application of the Law of Huqáqu'lláh
64.   Riḍván Message 1989
65.   Restoration of Local Spiritual Assembly of ‘Ishqábád
66.   Commencement of Preliminary Phase of Mount Carmel Projects
67.   Responsibilities of Individual Believers in the Administrative Order
68.   The Importance of Literacy
69.   The Role of the Nineteen Day Feast
70.   Timing of Feast Observances
71.   Assessment of Six Year Plan Pioneer Goals
72.   The Function of Review in the Bahá’í Community
73.   Encouraging the Holding of Feasts
74.   Passing of Roddy Lutchmaya, Continental Counselor
75.   Appointment of European Bahá’í Youth Council
76.   Release of a Compilation on Conservation of the Earth's Resources
77.   Appointment of New Continental Counselor
78.   Formalities of Membership in the Bahá’í Community
79.   A National Spiritual Assembly's Relations with Government
80.   Message to the International Teaching Conference Dedicated to the Hand of the Cause of God Dr. Muhájir
81.   Release of a Compilation on the Sanctity and Nature of Bahá’í Elections
82.   Message to the World Foresty Charter Gathering
83.   Progress of the Mount Carmel Projects
84.   Establishment of Special Two Year Plan for Eastern Europe and Asia
85.   Establislunent of the Bahá’í Chair for World Peace
86.   Fiftieth Anniversary of the Passing of May Maxwell
87.   Passing of the Hand of the Cause of God Jalal Khazeh
88.   Appointment of Continental Pioneer Committees
89.   Deputizing Pioneers for the End of the Six Year Plan
90.   Riḍván Message 1990
91.   Commencement of Work on Extension of Terraces on Mount Carmel
92.   Completion of the Restoration of the North Wing of the House of ‘Abdu’lláh Páshá
93.   Passing of Hedayatoullah Ahmadiyeh, Continental Counselor
94.   Release of a Compilation on Teaching Prominent People
95.   Passing of the Hand of the Cause of God Collis Featherstone
96.   Means for Assisting a Traumatized World
97.   Appointment of Continental Boards of Counselors
98.   Formation of New Local Spiritual Assemblies in Eastern Europe and Former USSR
99.   Message to the Moscow Conference
100.   Suspension of Pilgrimage Program
101.   Message to the Continental Boards of Counselors
102.   Features of Elections and Administration
103.   Safeguarding against Unsettled Conditions in the Middle East
104.   Formation of Two New National Spiritual Assemblies
105.   Formation of Another New National Spiritual Assembly
106.   Update on Bahá’ís in Kuwait
107.   The Holy Year 1992-1993
108.   Riḍván Message 1991
109.   Acceptance of Bahá’u’lláh and the Laws He Has Revealed
110.   Message to the Pacific Women's Conference
111.   Decision of the German Federal Constitutional Court
112.   The Passing of the Hand of the Cause of God John Robarts
113.   Commencement of Phase Two of the Mount Carmel Projects
114.   Progress of the Mount Carmel Projects
115.   Appointment of New Continental Counselor
116.   Message to Bahá’í International Women's Conference, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
117.   Passing of Magdalene Carney, Counselor Member of the International Teaching Center
118.   The Need for Prepublication Review
119.   Selecting Reviewers for Manuscripts
120.   The Need for an Increase in Contributions to the Fund
121.   Message on the Day of the Covenant
122.   The Role of Assemblies in Dealing with Violations of Bahá’í Law
123.   Formation of Three New Spiritual Assemblies
124.   Responding to Homosexuality
125.   Commemoration of Certain Bahá’í Holy Days
126.   Passing of the Hand of the Cause of God William Sears
127.   Execution of a Bahá’í in Tehran
128.   Confirmation of Execution of a Bahá’í in Tehran

1992-1993 - The Holy Year

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh and the Inauguration of His Covenant
129.   Riḍván Message 1992
130.   Release of a Compilation on Proclaiming the Faith through Mass Media
131.   Centenary of the Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh
132.   Passing of Isobel Sabri, Counselor Member of the International Teaching Center
133.   Desecration of Bahá’í Sites in Tehran
134.   Murder of a Bahá’í in Iran
135.   Two Bahá’ís Sentenced to Death in Iran
136.   Further Information on Bahá’í Prisoners in Iran
137.   Details Concerning the Bahá’í Prisoners in Iran
138.   Formulating Goals for the Three Year Plan
139.   Confiscation of Bahá’í Properties in Iran
140.   The Station of Bahá’u’lláh
141.   Responsibilities of Youth in the Bahá’í Community
142.   Resignation of Two Members of the Universal House of Justice
143.   Message to the Participants of the First National Congress of the Bahá’ís of Bangladesh
144.   Message to the Second Bahá’í World Congress
145.   Message on the Centennial of the Day of the Covenant
146.   Success of the Second Bahá’í World Congress
147.   Establishment of an Office for the Advancement of Women
148.   Initiation of Third Phase of Mount Carmel Projects
149.   Importance of Nonviolence in Families
150.   Publication of English Translation of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas

1993-1996 - The Three Year Plan

151.   Riḍván Message 1993
152.   Election of the Universal House of Justice-Riḍván 1993
153.   Applicability of the Laws of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas
154.   Appointment of International Teaching Center Members
155.   Confiscation of Bahá’í Properties in Iran
156.   Appointment of Four New Continental Counselors
157.   Consultations between the Universal House of Justice and the International Teaching Center
158.   Visit to the Bahá’í World Center of Deputy Prune Minister of Papua New Guinea
159.   Four Categories of Pioneers for the Three Year Plan
160.   Securing Building Contractors for Mount Carmel Projects
161.   Pioneer Needs for the Three Year Plan
162.   Using Wisdom in Teaching the Cause
163.   Personal Sacrifice in Giving to the Fund
164.   Applicability of Bahá’í Laws to Western Believers
165.   Laws Regarding Hair and Manner of Dress
166.   Preservation of Original Sacred Text
167.   Local and National Spiritual Assemblies and Private Initiatives
168.   Recitation of the Prayer for the Dead
169.   Use of the Term "Bahá’í Scholarship"
170.   Reformat of The Bahái World Series
171.   Relative Priority of the Various Bahá’í Funds
172.   Release of a Compilation on Entry by Troops
173.   Formation of Seven New Spiritual Assemblies
174.   Commencement of Construction of the Center for the Study of the Texts
175.   Appointment of New Continental Counselor
176.   Significance of the Building Projects on Mount Carmel
177.   Reference to the Guardianship in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas
178.   Passing of Dorothy Ferraby, Former Continental Counselor
179.   Murder of Three Iranian Pioneers to South Africa
180.   Appointment of New Continental Counselor
181.   Riḍván Message 1994
182.   Achievements of Bahá’í Youth in Europe
183.   Response to Concerns Raised by the U.S. National Spiritual Assembly
184.   Availability of Electronic Versions of Sacred Writings
185.   Responsibility of Delegates to a National Convention
186.   Visit to the Bahá’í World Center by the President of the Seychelles
187.   Improving Our Understanding of the Cause of God
188.   Message to the World Forestry Charter Gathering
189.   Progress of the Mount Carmel Project Fund
190.   Increasing Urgency of the Goals of the Three Year Plan
191.   Formation of Five New National Spiritual Assemblies
192.   Questions regarding Translation of Sacred Writings
193.   Progress of Mount Carmel Projects
194.   Release of The Prosperity of Humankind
195.   Release of a Compilation on Scholarship
196.   Cultivating a Proper Attitude toward Bahá’í Elections
197.   Tenth Anniversary of Universidad Núr
198.   Preparations for Completion of Lower Terraces on Mount Carmel
199.   Response of Bahá’í Community to Believer Suffering from AIDS
200.   Riḍván Message 1995
201.   Separation of Church and State
202.   Ruling of Supreme Court in India Citing the Bahá’í Teachings as a Guideline for Resolving Disputes
203.   The Character of Internet Postings
204.   Emergency Contributions to Mount Carmel Project Funds
205.   Homosexuality and the Bahá’í Faith
206.   Moral Delinquency and Hypocrisy
207.   Appointment of Continental Counselors and Increase in Number of Continental Counselors
208.   Message to the ASEAN Youth Conference
209.   Message to U.S. National Bahá’í Youth Conference
210.   Message to the Conference of the Continental Boards of Counselors
211.   Publication of a Persian Edition of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas
212.   Deliberations on the Upcoming Four Year Plan at the Counselors' Conference
213.   Preparations for the Four Year Plan
214.   Formation of Two New National Spiritual Assemblies
215.   No Distinction between Scholars and Laymen

1996-2000 - The Four Year Plan

216.   Riḍván Message 1996
217.   Supplementary Message―Riḍván Message 1996―Latin America and the Caribbean
218.   Supplementary Message―Riḍván Message 1996―Indian Subcontinent and Region
219.   Supplementary Message―Riḍván Message 1996―Southeast Asia
220.   Supplementary Message―Riḍván Message 1996―North America
221.   Supplementary Message―Riḍván Message 1996―Europe
222.   Supplementary Message―Riḍván Message 1996―Africa
223.   Supplementary Message―Riḍván Message 1996―Western and Central Asia
224.   Supplementary Message―Riḍván Message 1996―Pacific Region
225.   Our Sacred Duty to Teach the Faith and the Role of the Institutions
226.   Message to the Youth Forum, Ontario, Canada
227.   The Disintegration of Society and the Building Up of the Bahá’í Community
228.   Elucidation on the Role of the Universal House of Justice
229.   Clarification on Bahá’í Wills
230.   Maturation of Individuals and Institutions
231.   Financial Requirements of the Training Institutes
232.   Electioneering
233.   Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Bahá’í Faith in Brazil
234.   Development of Local Spiritual Assemblies in Light of the Establishment of Training Institutes
235.   Pioneers and Travel Teachers for the Three and Four Year Plans
236.   Process of Entry by Troops
237.   Acquisition of Apartment in Paris, France Where ‘Abdu’l-Bahá Stayed
238.   Message to the Arctic Teaching Conference and the Inauguration of a Bahá’í Center in the Arctic Region
239.   Four Bahá’í Prisoners in Iran Sentenced to Death
240.   Call for Contributions to the Bahá’í International Fund
241.   Passing of Hushang Ahdieh, Former Continental Counselor
242.   Message to the Seminar on the Spiritual Axis, Sydney, Australia
243.   Clarification on the Role of Continental Counselors in Pioneering and Travel Teaching
244.   Acquisition of Property for Terraces on Mount Carmel
245.   Role of National Spiritual Assembly in Private Businesses Run by Bahá’ís
246.   Music and Dance at Bahá’í Centers
247.   Importance of Upholding the Prohibition on Alcoholic Beverages
248.   Message to the Iranian Believers―March/April 1997
249.   Riḍván message 1997
250.   Formation of Regional Bahá’í Councils
251.   Clarification on the Authority of the Universal House of Justice
252.   Message to European Bahá’í Youth Council for Seven Regional Seminars throughout Europe
253.   Bahá’í International Community's United Nations Office and Office of Public Information
254.   Martyrdom of Two Believers in Iran
255.   Leadership of the Faith Following the Passing of the Guardian
256.   Message to the Latin American Youth Congress in Chile
257.   Acceptance of Decisions Made by the Local Spiritual Assembly
258.   Establishment of Three New National Spiritual Assemblies, Reestablishment of One National Spiritual Assembly
259.   Review of Bahá’í Material Prior to Publication
260.   Passing of Hugh E. Chance, Former Member of the Universal House of Justice
261.   Passing of Florence Mayberry, Former Counselor and Member of the International Teaching Center
262.   Request for Memorials for the Passing of Florence Mayberry
263.   Riḍván message 1998
264.   Election of the Universal House of Justice
265.   Message to the Conference of the Continental Counselors
266.   Training Institutes
267.   Appointment of Counselor Members to the International Teaching Center
268.   Two Bahá’ís in Iran Sentenced to Prison
269.   Formation of the National Spiritual Assembly of Slovakia
270.   Deputization of Institute Teachers
271.   Passing of Peter Vuyiya, Former Counselor Member of the International Teaching Center
272.   Duties of the International Teaching Center
273.   Reaching the Age of Spiritual Maturity
274.   Appointment of Continental Counselors
275.   Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Establishment of the International Teaching Center
276.   Execution of Bahá’í in Iran
277.   Details Regarding Rúḥu’lláh Rawḥání Bahá’í Martyr in Iran
278.   Imprisonment of Four Bahá’ís in Iran
279.   Visit by Representative of the Bahá’í International Community to the United Nations to the Pacific Islands
280.   Continued Persecution by Iranian Government of Bahá’ís in Iran
281.   Bahá’í Sacred Literature in Simplified English
282.   Release of a Compilation on the Arts
283.   Clarification on the Role of the Universal House of Justice
284.   Arrests, Imprisonment, and Confiscation of Property of Bahá’ís in Iran
285.   Two Bahá’ís Imprisoned in Iran Sentenced to Death
286.   Details on Bahá’ís Imprisoned and Sentenced to Death in Iran
287.   Arrest of Faculty Members of the Bahá’í Institute of Higher Education and Raids on Bahá’í Homes
288.   Appeal Submitted to Supreme Court for Bahá’ís Imprisoned in Iran
289.   Update on the Situation of the Bahá’ís Imprisoned in Iran
290.   Resignation from the Continental Board of Counselors
291.   Message to the European Bahá’í Youth Council
292.   Release of a Document to Commemorate the End of the Twentieth Century
293.   Appointment of Continental Counselor for Australasia
294.   Establishment of Chair for Bahá’í Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
295.   Guidance for Serving Indigenous People
296.   Release of Compilation on Internal Opposition to the Bahá’í Faith
297.   Verdict for Arrest and Imprisonment of Four Bahá’ís in Iran
298.   Postponement of Formation of National Spiritual Assembly of Macedonia
299.   Riḍván Message 1999
300.   Message to the First National Convention of the Bahá’ís of Latvia Riḍván 156
301.   Message to the First National Convention of the Bahá’ís of Lithuania Riḍván 156
302.   Primary Source Material at the Bahá’í World Center
303.   Increased Need for Contributions to the Bahá’í International Fund
304.   Publication of English Translations of the Bahá’í Writings
305.   Policies on Translation and Publication of Bahá’í Documents into English
306.   Publication of Bahá’í Sacred Texts with a Study Guide
307.   The Advancement of Women
308.   Message to the Indigenous Teaching Conference in Sucre, Bolivia
309.   Response to Earthquake in Turkey
310.   Deputization and Funding for the Training Institutes
311.   Martyrdom of Bahá’í in Tajikistan
312.   Correspondence from the Bahá’í World Center
313.   One and Five Year Plans
314.   Interfaith Gathering in India in the Presence of Pope John Paul II
315.   Application of the Laws of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas
316.   Passing of Amatu’l-Bahá Rúḥíyyih Khánum
317.   Invitation to Members of National Spiritual Assemblies for Funeral Service in Holy Land for Amatu’l-Bahá Rúḥíyyih Khánum
318.   Funeral Service for Amatu’l-Bahá Rúḥíyyih Khánum
319.   Passing of Adib Taherzadeh, Member of the Universal House of Justice
320.   Passing of Abaineh Merhatsion, Member of Continental Board of Counselors for Africa
321.   Three Bahá’ís in Iran Sentenced to Death
322.   Passing of Laurie Arbab, Former Member of National Spiritual Assembly of Colombia and Director of Ruhi Institute
323.   Passing of Mildred Mottahedeh
324.   Clarification on Application of Bahá’í Laws
325.   Registration of Bahá’í Marriages in Iran
326.   Date for Formation of Regional Bahá’í Councils
327.   Election of New Member to the Universal House of Justice
328.   The Training Institutes and Systematic Growth
329.   Appointment of New Counselor to the International Teaching Center
330.   Resignation and Membership on Regional Bahá’í Councils

2000-2001 - The Twelve Month Plan

331.   Riḍván Messages 2000
332.   Restoration of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’í of Indonesia
333.   International Financial Collaboration Goals
334.   Release of Bahá’í Prisoner in Iran
335.   Clarification on the Role of the Regional Bahá’í Councils
336.   Release of Publication on Obligatory Prayer and Fasting
337.   The Bahá’í Administrative Order
338.   Message to the International Bahá’í Youth Conference in Karachi, Pakistan
339.   Message to the Youth Conference in Vancouver, Canada
340.   Commemorative Events for World Peace
341.   Update on Bahá’í Prisoners in Iran
342.   International Millenial Gatherings Concerning Global Issues
343.   Continental Pioneer Committees
344.   Appointment of Continental Counselors
345.   Revision of Codification of the Law of Ḥuqúqu’lláh
346.   Message to the ASEAN Youth Conference in Thailand
347.   Message to the Youth Conference in India
348.   The Five Year Plan
349.   The Institution of the Counselors
350.   Inauguration of the International Teaching Center Building on Mount Carmel
351.   Conference of the Continental Counselors
352.   Laws of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas Not Yet Universally Applied
353.   Approval and Testing of Persian Radio Broadcasts
354.   Publication of Century of Light
355.   Attitude of Bahá’ís and Bahá’í Institutions toward Those Who Have Withdrawn from the Faith
356.   The Lesser Peace
357.   Riḍván Message 2001