administration

  1. Compassion

    Soviet (council) style system of administration

    BRR Hello all, I am wondering if the Bahai Faith's system of administration by councils was ordained in the sacred texts (of Bahaullah) or if it was implemented apart from them? My thought is that in the end councils are not effective, just like the soviet system. They are prone to corruption...
  2. N

    Trends in Baha'i Administration over time

    As someone still new to the faith (hope the fast is going well, everyone!) and someone who has always been interested in history and political theory, I wonder if persons can describe at a practicable level how Baha'i democracy works in practice. I never really paid much attention to this aspect...
  3. RonPrice

    GOING FEDERAL: Early Baha'i Administration

    Part 1: In July1935, as the capstone of its newly found identity, the Federal Bureau of Investigation—the FBI---got its new and present name. During the fight against organized crime, as that fight developed a more sophisticated and scientific approach in the early-to-mid ‘30s, the FBI...
  4. cyrano2k10

    What is the wisdom of the hereditary Guardianship?

    In Baha'i doctrine the institution of the Guardianship is hereditary and was ordained by Abdul Baha in his Will and Testament. This was intended to be the arrangement until the arrival of the next Manifestation. But we know that for various reasons a hereditary successor for Shoghi Effendi could...
  5. N

    Bahá'í administration wasting Huqúq'lláh on proprietary software?

    hi, recently i received an e-mail about recruitment for the Bahái World Centre, which concerns me a lot: "Knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint is necessary"? - it's really weird Bahá'í World Centre asking for knowledge about software from Microsoft, and shamefully without any...
  6. gusash

    Administrative Order - Feels like a bit much

    Hey guys, I'm going through another one of those doubt times again, going better this time because I'm on the come back, but something blocking me from returning to the Faith is how I feel about the administrative system. Could someone please post quotes from the Baha'i Writings about the...
  7. Sen McGlinn

    Two new UHJ messages

    At the beginning and end of the meeting of Continental Counsellors in the Holy land, the Universal House of Justice released two letters: the first a long and detailed evaluation addressed to the Counsellors, the second a short letter addressed to the Bahai World. I have them on my blog at UHJ...
  8. RonPrice

    Wafting, at last, over all created things

    The transition from a loosely connected movement to a fully organized one can be said to have ended in 1925....But by 1936 the National Assembly...the national committees and Local Spiritual Asemblies were sufficiently strong to come together for the prosecution of an international missionary...
  9. daniel

    Bahá'í Administrative Order

    Bahá'í administration Bahá'u'lláh's Kitáb-i-Aqdas and The Will and Testament of `Abdu'l-Bahá are foundational documents of the Bahá'í administrative order. Bahá'u'lláh established the elected Universal House of Justice, and `Abdu'l-Bahá established the appointed hereditary Guardianship and...