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  Universal House of Justice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Seat of the Universal House of Justice and its members reside in Haifa, Israel, on the slope of Mount Carmel.
Furthermore, the Universal House of Justice is instructed by Bahá'u'lláh to exert a positive influence on the general welfare of humankind, to promote a permanent peace among the nations of the world, ensure the "training of peoples, the upbuilding of nations, the protection of man and the safeguarding of his honor.
The Seat of the Universal House of Justice is on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel.
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 Izadi Home(page) -- The Universal House of Justice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bahá'u'lláh explains that the "purpose of justice is the appearance of unity among men."(1) A conviction of the practicality of world unity, coupled with a dedication and willingness to work toward this goal, is the single most distinguishing characteristic of the Bahá'í community.
The Universal House of Justice was instituted when, in 1963, members of National Spiritual Assemblies from around the globe, in an atmosphere of deep reflection and profound devotion, elected nine individuals from among the Bahá'ís of the world as members of this institution.
As stipulated by Bahá'u'lláh, the Seat of the Universal House of Justice is located on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel, in close proximity to the resting places of the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh.
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 Universal House of Justice
Shoghi Effendi temporarily fixed the age of adulthood at 21 years, and indicated that it was open to change by the Universal House of Justice in the future.
The Universal House of Justice, currently composed of nine members, is housed in a stately edifice on the slopes of Mount Carmel, in Haifa, Israel.
Following the pattern initiated by the Guardian, the Universal House of Justice has given to the Bahá'ís of the world a series of Plans, whose purpose is to realize the spiritual potential of the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, and which call for specific goals to be met in each country or region.
www.labc.org /UHJ.htm   (474 words)

  
 The Universal House of Justice
Thus, the Universal House of Justice has been ordained by Bahá'u'lláh as an instrument of divine guidance and is not to be considered as merely the international administrative body of the Bahá'í Faith.
In this regard, the Universal House of Justice serves as the ultimate guarantor of the Bahá'í community's adherence to the laws and ordinances of Bahá'u'lláh in all parts of the world.
The emergence of the Universal House of Justice as the guiding authority in all the affairs of the community meant that the Bahá'í Faith had remained united through the most critical period of a religion's history, the vulnerable first century during which schism almost invariably takes root.
www.bahai.org /article-1-3-0-6.html   (2000 words)

  
 Universal House of Justice
And now, concerning the House of Justice which God hath ordained as the source of all good and freed from all error, it must be elected by universal suffrage, that is, by the believers.
By this House is meant the Universal House of Justice, that is, in all countries a secondary House of Justice must be instituted, and these secondary Houses of Justice must elect the members of the Universal one.
This international House of Justice shall be appointed and organized from the Houses of Justice of the whole world, and all the world shall come under its administration.
studycircle.angeltowns.com /uhj.htm   (1608 words)

  
 Censorship of historical documents by the Baha'i Universal House of Justice
The House of Justice greatly regrets that it had to intervene at the last minute in this way, and since it is clear that Kalimat Press had faithfully followed all the requirements for review, the House of Justice will pay the additional costs incurred as a result of the last‑minute changes.
The Universal House of Justice has now been able to compare the published edition of the Salmani memoirs with the Persian manuscript: and to consider the passages which the ad hoc committee had marked for deletion.
Using the House's example of the early disciples of Christ, many of their failings and misunderstandings are clearly recorded in the Gospels and in the Acts of the Apostles.
www.h-net.org /~bahai/docs/vol6/salmuhj.htm   (2906 words)

  
 The Universal House of Justice : Baha'i Faith
Another failed attempt is the corrupted and headless so-called "Universal House of Justice" (UHJ) situated on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel which like the other three failed attempts, also does not have the Executive Branch of the descendant of David at its head that this genealogy proves continues to exist to this day.
Thus the appearance of the true Universal House of Justice of Baha'u'llah with the great-grandson of 'Abdu'l-Baha as its president, so we can recognize that it is the Authentic and genuine UHJ of Baha'u'llah, is for the safety, security and salvation of all the people of the world.
The true Universal House of Justice has the descendant of David at its head and by this Standard the world will recognize the Divine Plan of the Revelation of Baha'u'llah and this earth will be made even as Paradise itself.
www.uhj.net /testimony.htm   (2347 words)

  
 The Guardianship and the Universal House of Justice
The infallibility of the Universal House of Justice, operating within its ordained sphere, has not been made dependent upon the presence in its membership of the Guardian of the Cause.
Briefly, this is the wisdom of referring the laws of society to the House of Justice.
The difference is precisely this, that from the conclusions and endorsements of the body of the House of Justice whose members are elected by and known to the worldwide Bahá'í community, no differences will arise; whereas the conclusions of individual divines and scholars would definitely lead to differences, and result in schism, division, and dispersion.
www.safnet.com /bahai/uhj/guardian.uhj.html   (1931 words)

  
 The Constitution of the Universal House of Justice
The Universal House of Justice shall provide a procedure whereby those delegates who are unable to be present in person at the International Convention shall cast their ballots for the election of the members of the Universal House of Justice.
The signature of the Universal House of Justice shall be the words "The Universal House of Justice" or in Persian "Baytu'l-`Adl-i-A`zam" written by hand by any one of its members upon authority of the Universal House of Justice, to which shall be affixed in each case the Seal of the Universal House of Justice.
The Universal House of Justice also has the right to intervene in any matter in which a Spiritual Assembly is failing to take action or to reach a decision and, at its discretion, to require that action be taken, or itself to take action directly in the matter.
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 BWNS: Election of Universal House of Justice under way
The Seat of the Universal House of Justice, located on Mount Carmel, is the home of the Baha'i Faith's international governing body, which will be elected in April by postal ballot by electors in 178 countries.
The Universal House of Justice, an institution called for by Baha'u'llah, the Founder of the Faith, was first elected in 1963.
The entrance to the Seat of the Universal House of Justice, the home of the Baha'i Faith's international governing body, which will be elected this month by postal ballot by electors in 178 countries.
news.bahai.org /story.cfm?storyid=202   (545 words)

  
 The Baha'i Community of Canada : La communaute baha'ie du Canada
The Universal House of Justice, ordained by Bahá'u'lláh as the legislative authority in the Bahá'í Faith, came into existence in 1963.
The Universal House of Justice was inaugurated when, in 1963, members of National Spiritual Assemblies from around the globe, in an atmosphere of deep reflection and profound devotion, elected nine individuals from among the Bahá'ís of the world as members of this institution.
With the birth of the Universal House of Justice, a new era opened in the history of the Bahá'í Faith.
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 Universal House of Justice
By the time of Shoghi Effendi's passing in 1957, the Faith had established the necessary broad base of national and local Spiritual Assemblies, thus permitting the election of the Universal House of Justice, the international governing body envisioned by Bahá'u'lláh.
For Bahá'ís, the long-awaited establishment of the first Universal House of Justice on 21 April 1963 represented an event of transcendent importance.
As the supreme institution of the Bahá'í Faith, the Universal House of Justice took on the task of directing the growth and development of the worldwide Bahá'í community.
www.upliftingwords.org /UHJ.htm   (353 words)

  
 Seat of the Universal House of Justice
Important for the pilgrim are the council chamber of the Universal House of Justice, the magnificent main hall and splendid library-banquet room, and also the building's commanding position high on Carmel's slope, yet still in the shadow of the jewel-like Shrine of the Báb.
In the light of Shoghi Effendi's allusion to the Universal House of Justice as the crowning institution of the administrative order it seemed in conformity with the spirit of the writings to consider the building as a majestic crown adorning the great institutions around the arc on Mount Carmel.
Initially in the schemes proposed to the Universal House of Justice were included a design in the modern style with consideration given to classical proportions and principles, and one of pure classical style, which was accepted.
workshops.prohosting.com /holyland/suhj/suhj2.htm   (530 words)

  
 The Baha'i Religion :: a brief historical introduction
It was the members of the national Spiritual Assemblies that met and elected the Universal House of Justice in 1963 and since that time the UHJ has acted as the official head of the Baha’i faith.
The UHJ ordered her expulsion in April 200081 although there is some evidence that local New Zealand authorities questioned the order and failed to fully support the UHJ in its decision.
The effect of this reaction was felt by the UHJ and in June 2000 Peter Khan visited New Zealand lecturing on, among other things, the need to accept the UHJ as a divinely protected, infallible body.
www.bahai-religion.org /history_uhj.htm   (1377 words)

  
 Ten Year Crusade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Among the goals of the plan, the Bahá'ís began an enormous effort of teaching and consolidating their Faith, and in 1963 the plan culminated with the first election of the Universal House of Justice, which today remains as the highest elected body of the Bahá'í Faith.
Before the plan was completed, Shoghi Effendi died in 1957, which was the source of some Bahá'í divisions.
The vast majority of the Bahá'ís in the world (99%) follow the authority of the Universal House of Justice, while a few groups claim a different succession of leadership.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ten_Year_Crusade   (324 words)

  
 But Some are More Equal than Others
However, the vast majority believe that the exclusion of women from the House is impossible to change, since that provision occurs in the "authorized interpretations" of Baha'i scripture.
To support this, he quoted from a letter written by his grandfather 'Abdu'l-Baha, which said that Baha'u'llah referred to the members of the House of Justice as "men", and that women were therefore not eligible to serve.
A reference to "houses of justice" could only mean the local bodies, so that if he intended to exclude women from serving, this would have meant at all levels.
www.angelfire.com /ca3/bigquestions/uhjwomen.html   (973 words)

  
 The National Spiritual Assembly
Composed of nine individuals, the Universal House of Justice is elected every five years by the combined membership of all of the world's National Spiritual Assemblies.
Although it is an international institution, the Universal House of Justice is nevertheless surprisingly close to the grassroots.
It is important to note that, like members of national and local Assemblies, individual members of the Universal House of Justice have no power or authority on their own--however respected and honored as individuals they may be.
www.bahai.com /thebahais/pg41b.htm   (653 words)

  
 The importance of the arts in promoting the Faith
The 1996 Ridván message of the Universal House of Justice to the Bahá'ís of the World called attention to the importance of the arts, especially the graphic and performing arts and literature, in the proclamation, expansion and consolidation of the Bahá'í Faith.
The House of Justice does not wish to show preference for one painting over another; it chooses rather to adopt this general policy as a means of ensuring that appropriate respect is accorded to representations of `Abdu'l-Bahá; and that there is no distribution of photographic reproductions of those paintings which are of poor quality.
The House of Justice is pleased to learn of your teaching activities and your continued devotion to the Cause of God in spite of difficulties you have experienced as a musician.
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 Universal House of Justice message to Religious Leaders
Racism is now tainted by its association with the horrors of the twentieth century to the degree that it has taken on something of the character of a spiritual disease.
While surviving as a social attitude in many parts of the world — and as a blight on the lives of a significant segment of humankind — racial prejudice has become so universally condemned in principle that no body of people can any longer safely allow themselves to be identified with it.
As the age-old promise of a world animated by principles of justice slowly takes on the character of a realistic goal, meeting the needs of the soul and those of society will increasingly be seen as reciprocal aspects of a mature spiritual life.
bahai-library.com /published.uhj/religious.leaders.html   (3464 words)

  
 Universal House of Justice: Theocracy
Touching the point raised in the Secretary's letter regarding the nature and scope of the Universal Court of Arbitration, this and other similar matters will have to be explained and elucidated by the Universal House of Justice, to which, according to the Master's explicit Instructions, all important fundamental questions must be referred.
One of the major concerns of the Universal House of Justice, as the Bahá'í Administrative Order unfolds, will be to ensure that it evolves in consonance with the spirit of the Bahá'í Revelation.
The House of Justice appreciates your concern about such a fundamental issue, and asks us to assure you of its prayers in the Holy Shrines for the confirmation of your services to the Cause of God.
bahaistudies.net /theocracy.html   (2779 words)

  
 Ny Aina Razermera Mamy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An email on 8 February 1998 is a detailed discussion in response to two letters from an individual to the House on the relationship between "materialistic methodologies" and "doctrinal heresy" in the academic fields.
A letter on 9 November 1987 is a short compilation of letters written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice concerning Bahá'í participation in Alcoholics Anonymous.
In living.la.html the Universal House of Justice permits Bahá'ís to live in Los Angeles (Shoghi Effendi advised Bahá'ís not to congregate in large cities but to disperse and "pioneer" for the sake of spreading the Faith.)
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he essence of all that We have revealed for thee," Bahá'u'lláh declares, "is Justice." The chief instrument for the transformation of society and the achievement of lasting peace, He asserts, is the establishment of justice in every aspect of life.
Bahá'u'lláh explains that the "purpose of justice is the appearance of unity among men." A conviction of the practicality of world unity, coupled with a dedication and willingness to work toward this goal, is the single most distinguishing characteristic of the Bahá'í community.
According to the explicit texts of Bahá'u'lláh and `Abdu'l-Bahá, the legislative enactments of the Universal House of Justice have the same authority for Bahá'ís as do the sacred texts themselves.
www.afghanbahais.org /uhj.htm   (2900 words)

  
 Universal House of Justice - Baha'i Faith
At the head of the Bahá'í administrative structure stands the Universal House of Justice, the international governing council of the Bahá'í Faith.
Bahá'u'lláh Himself established the institution of the Universal House of Justice, and it occupies a unique position in the Bahá'í administrative order.
It is important to note that, like members of national and local Assemblies, individual members of the Universal House of Justice have no power or authority on their own--however respected and honoured as individuals they may be.
www.upliftingwords.org /housejustice.htm   (454 words)

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