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Merged in the Universal House of Justice?

Posted by Sen on August 30, 2021

Early in 1933, a Bahai wrote to Shoghi Effendi asking, “Is the universal Tribunal, sometimes called by the Master the International Court of Arbitration, identical with the Universal House of Justice? Or is it to be a separate judicial body, with jurisdiction to pass upon all disputes between nations and outside the control of the Universal House?” The reply, written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi, came back “The Universal Court of Arbitration and the International Tribunal are the same. When the Baha’i State will be established they will be merged in the Universal House of Justice.” (June 17, 1933)
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A user’s guide to the Antipodes

Posted by Sen on August 1, 2021

The second edition (2021) of Messages to the Antipodes is now available from Bahai Books Australia. At bottom right of that screen there are buttons for free to download EPUB and PDF files.

The Antipodes collects letters from and on behalf of Shoghi to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, and some other material. Three additional files will be useful:
+ a chronological list of all the messages;
+ a file of the previously published messages that are excluded from the second edition, and
+ a file of the messages not previously published.

As compared to the first edition, there is more material, and also less. Read the rest of this entry »

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