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Unfolding Destiny

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • UK Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1981 edition
  • Pages:
  • 490
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Page 346

Letter of 20 April 1955

20 April 1955
Dear John:
In order not to keep the Assembly waiting for an answer, the beloved Guardian has instructed me to write you this letter in reply to yours of April 15th.
The principle is wherever the Bahá’í laws at the present time conflict with the civil law of the country, the believers living in it must obey the civil law.
The Bahá’ís in England, as regards divorce will consequently have to follow British law, and in conjunction with this, as far as possible, uphold the Bahá’í law of divorce as well. The way the details of this are to be worked out is left entirely to the discretion of your National Assembly….