Universal House of Justice

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The Universal House of Justice is the supreme executive governing body of the Haifan tradition of the Baha'i faith based on Mount Carmel, Israel. Baha'is know it as the Supreme Institution. In explaining the nature of the duties undertaken by bodies operating under the control of the Universal House of Justice, Shoghi Effendi claimed that, "the Administrative Order, which ever since ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s ascension has evolved and is taking shape under our very eyes in no fewer than forty countries of the world, may be considered as the framework of the Will itself, the inviolable stronghold wherein this new-born child is being nurtured and developed. This Administrative Order, as it expands and consolidates itself, will no doubt manifest the potentialities and reveal the full implications of this momentous Document—this most remarkable expression of the Will of One of the most remarkable Figures of the Dispensation of Bahá’u’lláh. It will, as its component parts, its organic institutions, begin to function with efficiency and vigor, assert its claim and demonstrate its capacity to be regarded not only as the nucleus but the very pattern of the New World Order destined to embrace in the fullness of time the whole of mankind."[1]

A tabulated summary of the objectives and outcomes of the various Plans articulated in letters, correspondences and announcements of the Universal House of Justice, beginning with the "Seven Year Plan" of 1937-1944, can be found (with corresponding references for further study) in the document "The Spiritual Conquest of the Planet SUPPLEMENT. Systematic Unfoldment of the Divine Plan. Unfoldment of the Bahá’í Faith. Our Response to Plans."[2]


The Universal House of Justice - Baha'i Faith



Members (2003)

In 2003: "Two new members, Mr. Hartmut Grossmann and Dr. Firaydoun Javaheri, are among the nine recently elected to the Universal House of Justice in a postal ballot for the Baha'i Faith's worldwide administrative body...

"Other members of the Universal House of Justice are:" [3]

Contact

Web: http://www.bahai.org

Resources and articles

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References

  1. The Administrative Order, accessed March 28, 2009.
  2. [The Spiritual Conquest of the Planet SUPPLEMENT. Systematic Unfoldment of the Divine Plan. Unfoldment of the Bahá’í Faith. Our Response to Plans, Deepening and Study Materials, Palabra Publications, 2006. Summer School Handout also available in Electronic texts. Accessed April 3, 2009.
  3. Two new members join Universal House of Justice, Baha'i World News Service, accessed July 23, 2008.