January 14, 2012

Qualities by which a Baha’i community should be distinguished

Wherever a Bahá'í community exists, whether large or small, let it be distinguished for its abiding sense of security and faith, its high standard of rectitude, its complete freedom from all forms of prejudice, the spirit of love among its members and for the closely knit fabric of its social life. (The Universal House of Justice, message to the friends attending the First Bahá'í Oceanic Conference in Palermo, Sicily, August 1968) (To read the entire message please visit Messages to the Baha'i World Community -- by the Universal House of Justice)