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Unfolding Destiny

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • UK Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1981 edition
  • Pages:
  • 490
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Pages 288-289

Letter of 15 June 1952

15 June 1952 1
Dear Bahá’í Friends,
The beloved Guardian has instructed me to write you in his behalf, to request that information relating to the British Isles and their activities, contained in the booklet “The Bahá’í Faith” 289 ‘Information Statistical and Comparative’ be brought up to date as of May 1 1952, and sent to him here by the first possible air mail post.
One of the features of the Holy Year will be the re-issuance of this important book; inasmuch as the Holy Year is fast approaching the Guardian wishes the information as quickly as possible.
Briefly, the information which your N.S.A. is to provide, brought up to date of May 1, 1952, is as follows:
Incorporated local spiritual assemblies in the British Isles.
Bahá’í Centres in the British Isles, showing, if possible, the division between local spiritual assemblies, Groups and Isolated Believers.
Any information not immediately available should be handled by telegraph, but such information as is available should not be delayed for any one or two delinquents. You can appreciate that if the booklet is to be published early in the Holy Year, the information should reach the Guardian at a very early date.
The Guardian sends his loving greetings to the National Assembly and its devoted members….
1. On 9 January 1951 the Guardian announced the formation of the first International Bahá’í Council, hailing it as “the greatest event shedding lustre upon second epoch of Formative Age…” and on 8 March 1952 he enlarged it and named its eight members. Hand of the Cause Leroy Ioas was appointed Secretary General and as such wrote frequently to the British National Spiritual Assembly. He wrote more frequently, however, conveying messages from the Guardian, requesting information, sharing news, etc., signing his letters “Assistant Secretary”. This was the first letter of this kind. His letters are now included wherever he indicates that he is writing on behalf of the Guardian.   [ Back To Reference]