Messages from the Universal House of Justice

The Universal House of Justice lovingly provides the Bahá’í world with guidance that is essential to defining the very nature of Bahá’í community life. This guidance also helps to give individuals and communities a vision of what it means to advance the Cause of God in this day and age. Palabra offers a number of compilations of messages from the House of Justice, on topics ranging from the Five Year Plan, to training institutes, to entry by troops, to social and economic development. It is important for Bahá’ís to study these messages, so that they might gain further insights on how to carry out their personal and community affairs.

Messages from the Universal House of Justice

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The Five Year Plan, 2011-2016, 6th Edition

Messages of the Universal House of Justice

Once more the Bahá’í world stands at the threshold of a new stage in the unfoldment of the Divine Plan. Once more the House of Justice has opened to our eyes a new horizon. The letters contained in this volume provide a vision of the progress of the Faith, clarify the path of development for each cluster, explain how to strengthen the elements of a growth program, describe the extent of our learning, outline opportunities for greater involvement in society, recall the Guardian’s prerequisites for success in any teaching enterprise, clarify the need for the enhancement of institutional capacity at all levels, seek consonance among the Plan’s three protagonists, remind us of the part this work plays in contributing to building of a new civilization, and set before our eyes the example of the beloved Master during His travels to the West.

The Five Year Plan, 2011-2016, is the fourth in a series of plans that will take us to the end of the first century of the Formative Age, all of which have a single aim: to advance the process of entry by troops. The messages of the House of Justice explain how far we have come toward meeting this aim and vividly describe what still remains for us to do in the years ahead.

This edition includes five additional messages from the Universal House of Justice since 12 December 2011. In addition, it contains an addendum highlighting Insights from the Frontiers of Learning, a document prepared by the International Teaching Centre. 

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Compilation

5.5" x 8.5", 82 pages.

$3.00
English

The Five Year Plan, 2011-2016

Messages of the Universal House of Justice

Once more the Bahá’í world stands at the threshold of a new stage in the unfoldment of the Divine Plan. Once more the House of Justice has opened to our eyes a new horizon. The letters contained in this volume provide a vision of the progress of the Faith, clarify the path of development for each cluster, explain how to strengthen the elements of a growth program, describe the extent of our learning, outline opportunities for greater involvement in society, recall the Guardian’s prerequisites for success in any teaching enterprise, clarify the need for the enhancement of institutional capacity at all levels, seek consonance among the Plan’s three protagonists, remind us of the part this work plays in contributing to building of a new civilization, and set before our eyes the example of the beloved Master during His travels to the West.

The Five Year Plan, 2011-2016, is the fourth in a series of plans that will take us to the end of the first century of the Formative Age, all of which have a single aim: to advance the process of entry by troops. The messages of the House of Justice explain how far we have come toward meeting this aim and vividly describe what still remains for us to do in the years ahead.

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Compilation

5.5" x 8.5", 72 pages.

$2.00
Persian

نقشه پنج ساله, 2016-2011

پیام های بیت العدل اعظم الهی

Compilation
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French

Le plan de cinq ans, 2011-2016

Messages de la Maison universelle de justice

Compilation
$2.00
Spanish

Plan de Cinco Años, 2011–2016

Mensajes la Casa Universal de Justicia

Compilation
$2.00
English

Turning Point

Selected Messages of the Universal House of Justice and Supplementary Material 1996–2006

“Beginning with the Four Year Plan in 1996, the Universal House of Justice set a new course in the teaching work for individuals, communities, and institutions. “The next four years,” the Supreme Body wrote, “will represent an extraordinary period in the history of our Faith, a turning point of epochal magnitude.” So potent were the implications of that Plan, that its single aim of advancing the process of entry by troops was carried forward into a series of plans, to span twenty-five years until the end the first century of the Formative Age in 2021. This book contains selected messages from the Universal House of Justice and other documents that guided the learning process of the Bahá’í world over the course of a decade, from 1996-2006, resulting in profound changes in consciousness and systematic action. By the end of this period, the House of Justice concluded, “The elements required for a concerted effort to infuse the diverse regions of the world with the spirit of Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation have crystallized into a framework for action that now needs only to be exploited.”

The book is divided into three parts. Part I includes forty messages from the Universal House of Justice, from December 26, 1995 to Ridván 2006. Part II involves an exploration of particular themes, such as “Learning in Action,” “Learning to Maintain Focus,” and “Learning to Administer Growth,” that includes copious extracts from messages written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice to individuals and National Assemblies. Part III contains a number of supporting documents from this period which were approved by the House of Justice or prepared by the International Teaching Centre, such as “Training Institutes” and “Building Momentum.” This volume serves as a significant resource, tracing the evolution of thought over this important period and outlining the essential concepts that guide current activities for expansion and consolidation in clusters worldwide. Through continued study and reflection on these and other materials, Bahá’ís will gain a clearer vision of the “methodological pattern of functioning” and the culture of learning that has come to characterize the efforts of Bahá’í individuals, institutions, and communities."

Compilation

6" x 9", 448 pages.

$12.00
English

The Five Year Plan, 2006-2011, 3rd edition

Messages of the Universal House of Justice

In order to provide convenient access to the major messages of the Five Year Plan 2006-2011, the third edition has combined in chronological order the documents introducing the Plan and the Ridván messages for the years 2006-2010. Also included is the October 20, 2008 message announcing the convocation of 41 regional conferences.

This compilation contains letters of the Universal House of Justice initiating the Five Year Plan 2006-2013. At this time the Bahá’ís of the world enter the midpoint of that series of Plans, beginning in 1996 and continuing for a quarter century until the year 2021, which all focus on a single aim—advancing the process of entry by troops. The compilation includes the Ridván 2006 letter, the Ridván 2005 letter and three letters from December 2005: the letter dated 27 December 2005, to the Conference of the Continental Boards of Counsellors; the letter dated 28 December 2005, to all National Spiritual Assemblies; and the letter dated 31 December 2005, to the Bahá’ís of the World.

 

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English

The Five Year Plan, 2001-2006

Messages from the Universal House of Justice

This compilation contains the letters of the Universal House of Justice that trace the efforts of the Bahá’í world after the Four Year Plan, through the Twelve Month Plan, and into the Five Year Plan. It also includes an appendix offering the document, “Building Momentum,” prepared by the International Teaching Centre in April 2003 to assess the progress of the Plan’s first two years.

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English

The Four Year Plan

Messages of the Universal House of Justice

Contains the nine Ridván messages that introduce the Four Year Plan to all regions of the world and two introductory messages from December 1996.

Compilation

5.5" x 8.5", 104 pages.

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English

To Champion the Cause of Justice

This compilation is divided into four sections. The first section contains the series of messages sent to the Youth Congresses from the Universal House of Justice. The second section contains other critical and supporting messages from the Universal House of Justice which speak to both the needs of the day as well as to the vital role youth are called to play to “move the world.” The third section consists of a small study guide to the congress messages as well as a limited dictionary of some of the words found in the messages. While not intended to be comprehensive, this guide, created by youth, has been found to be very useful in helping the reader to focus on the letters. The last section consists of additional reference materials all of which will lend support to the central theme of this book — the role of youth in championing the cause of justice.

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8½" x 5½", 68 pages.

$3.00
English

A Wider Horizon

Selected Messages of the Universal House of Justice: 1983-1992

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$5.00
English

The Holy Year

1992-1993

Major messages of the Universal House of Justice related to the Holy Year.

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$1.00