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Research Department memos
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From the Universal House of Justice

To the Bahais of Iran, marking nine years imprisonment for the seven Yaran, May 8 2017 (English, plain text, with paragraph numbers added)
پیام ١٨ اردیبهشت ١٣٩٦ / May 8, 2017, to the Bahais of Iran

Ridvan, 2017 (English, plain text, with paragraph numbers added)

Extremes of Wealth and Poverty , March 1, 2017. (English, plain text version, with paragraph numbers added)

International and home-front pioneering, May 23, 2016 (English, plain text, with paragraph numbers)

Ridvan 2016  (English, plain text version, with paragraph numbers added)

Ridvan 2016 (En français)
پیام نوروز ۱۳۹۵ / Naw Ruz 2016: Message to the Bahais in Iran (in Persian)

پیام بیت العدل اعظم ١۵ بهمن ١٣٩٤ / February 4, 2016, Message to the Bahais in Iran (in Persian), also available in PDF

Message to the Conference of the Continental Boards of Counsellors, December 29, 2015 (plain text version)

پیام ۱۸ اردیبهشت ۱۳۹۴ /به بهائیان در ایران/ In Persian (html and pdf, redirects). English translation: To the Bahais of Iran, May 8, 2015

Ridvan message from the Universal House of Justice, April 21, 2015.
پیام بیت العدل اعظم خظاب به بهایان جهان/ In Persian (pdf, redirects)

Naw Ruz message from the Universal House of Justice, March 21, 2015. (Persian) / پیام نوروز بیت العدل اعظم

Planting the seeds of the local Mashriqu’l-Adhkar, December 18, 2014

Announcing purchase of property adjacent to the Shrine of the Bab, October 12, 2014.

Anti-bahaism in the Iranian media October 1, 2014

پیام بیت العدل اعظم ۹ مهر ١۳۹۳ (Persian original of the above)

Decisions affecting the implementation of the Badi` calendar as of Ridvan 2015 (English, plain text, July 10, 2014)
ترجمه پیام 10 ژوییه درباره کاربرد یکسان تقویم بهائی (Off-site: Persian web page translation of the above)

Attitudes towards homosexuality, May 9, 2014, and two related letters dd. April 19 and April 23, 2013.

پیام بیت ‌العدل اعظم الهی خطاب به بهائیان جهان رضوان ۲۰۱۴

The 2014 Ridvan message from the Universal House of Justice is available in English at the official website.

To the Bahais in Iran, Naw Ruz, 2014 (English and Persian) پیام بیت العدل اعظم الهی به مناسبت نوروز ۱۳۹۳
Bahai Youth in Iran, Jan. 29, 2014 (English, plain text)

پیام بیت العدل اعظم الهی خطاب به جوانان بهائی ایران بهمن 1392 (TXT format)
Bahai Youth in Iran, Jan. 29, 2014, January 29, 2014 (PDF, may not open correctly in Firefox)

Destruction of the House of Baha’u’llah, further information, July 17, 2013

Intellectual life and the future of Bahá’í studies (July 7, 2013)

Message to 114 Youth Conferences, July 1, 2013. PDF file of this (works in Explorer, not necessarily in Firefox)
پیام بیت ‌العدل اعظم الهی خطاب به کنفرانس جوانان

Destruction of the House of Baha’u’llah in Baghdad (on Scribed) / تخریب بیت اعظام در بغداد June 27, 2013

ITC appointments 2013-2018 May 15, 2013

پیام ٢۰ اردیبهشت ۱۳۹٢ / May 10, 2013, to the Bahais of Iran
[A letter describing the atmosphere and diversity of the international convention, and assuring them that they were remembered in every session of the convention.]

Ridvan message, 2013 (English, text) (also in PDF format which works in Explorer, but not necessarily in Firefox)
German translation / Deutsch-Übersetzung der Ridvan Botschaft 2013
Persian translation – پیام رضوان ٢۰۱۳ به فارسی

To the Bahais of Iran, Naw Ruz 2013 (in Persian and English)

Challenges for Bahá’í Youth in a Western Way of Life (April 2013)

On political activity: March 2, 2013
On political activity / موضع بهائیان نسبت به امور سیاسی

Farzam Arbab and Kiser Barnes to retire: November 5, 2012 (PDF)

Termination of the Black Men’s Gathering, 4 December 2011 (and a letter from the NSA of the USA implementing this)

Message to the Bahais of Iran, May 11, 2012 (in Persian, PDF)

Ridvan Message 2012 (English, text)
Ridvan Message 2012 (English, in PDF format) NB: This PDF file crashes my Firefox, yet works with Explorer. Your mileage may vary.
Ridvan Message 2012 (French/Français, PDF)
Ridvan Message 2012 (Persian/فارسی, PDF) پیام بیت العدل اعظم الهی : رضوان 2012
Ridvan Message 2012 (Arabic/العربية, PDF)
Ridvan Message 2012 (Spanish/Español, PDF)
Ridvan Boodschap 2012 (Dutch/Nederlands PDF)

A los bahá’ís del mundo, 1 de enero de 2011
A la Conferencia de los Cuerpos Continentales de Consejeros
Continuing need for pioneers 23 May 2010
Eliminating racial prejudice and current activities: 10 April 2011
Ridvan 2011
Continental Counsellors conference: 1 Jan 2011
Continental Counsellors Conference: 28 Dec. 2010
Ridvan 2010
The marriage law and parental consent, January 2010

Announcement of the Status Agreement with the State of Israel, 1974 PDF

On behalf of the Universal House of Justice

Guidance on social action and public discourse April 27, 2017 (Plain text with paragraph numbers)

محدودیت های اقتصادی وارده بر جامعه بهائی: ۲۳ ژوئن ۲۰۱۶ / Responding to economic restrictions imposed on the Bahai community in Iran: 23 June 2016  (Persian only, English summary here)

پیام بیت العدل اعظم مورخ 7 دسامبر 2015

Three Tablets of Baha’u’llah for the Twin Holy Days (July 6, 2015)

The future role of kings (May 18, 2015)

Humanitarian Responses to Global Conflicts, January 13, 2015 (redirects to Bahai-library)

پیام ۱ شهرالسلطان ۱۷۱ – ۱۹ ژانویه۲۰۱۵ : امر تبلیغ در ایران
امضای تعهدنامه توسط مبنی بر عدم تبلیغ در بعضی از فضاهای اجتماعی خاص مثل مدارس، دانشگاهها و یا محل کار بلامانع است PDF
(On teaching the Faith in Iran, wisdom, and obedience to government: there is no objection to Bahais signing a pledge not to teach the Faith in particular settings, such as a school, university or workplace.)

On conversion therapies for homosexuality, July 7, 2014 (excerpt, cited in German).

Participation in Politics and Social Activities, December 24, 2013: collaboration with opposition parties is involvement in partisan politics (translation of a letter in Persian, redirects to Bahai Library Online).

Pilgrims’ Notes: Considerations for Sharing, August 12, 2015 (redirects to Bahai Library Online)

Homosexuality and civil rights, October 27, 2010 (as quoted by the NSA of the USA; also includes quotes from a letter on behalf of the Universal House of Justice to an individual, 3 July 1990, and a letter on behalf of the Universal House of Justice to an individual, 5 March 1999).

Development of the Yerrinbool Baha’i Centre of Learning, 2009

Research Department memos

The Translation of the terms zina’, liwat, and khiyanah, 14 August 1996.

From the Bahai International Community

“Their Progress and Development Are Blocked” — The economic oppression of Iran’s Bahá’ís. (October 2015, link to the pdf on the BIC site)
Education in the service of community” (April, 2012)
– the English Statement in Word format (with the footnotes)
Documents in PDF format (all with the footnotes missing)
English (original)
Russian
Spanish
French
Arabic
Chinese

From National Spiritual Assemblies

NSA of the USA : America and the Five Year Plan, February 25, 2017
نامه محفل ملی بهاییان آمریکا به مقاله انتقادی مهرانگیز کار
NSA of the USA: eradicating racial prejudice in the nation, September 8, 2014
Teaching Committee of the NSA of the United States: Issues Pertaining to Growth, Retention and Consolidation in the United States, December 12, 1999

Links to other archives

The BIC has a library containing 240 statements on many topics, with a search engine. Most are available in English only.

The Universal House of Justice has a selection of letters and statements, notably its annual “Ridvan Letters” beginning in 2008.

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