Message from the Universal House of Justice to the Bahá’ís of the world – 28 November 2023

Posted: 2023/11/28

28 November 2023 / 6 Speech 180

All Local Spiritual Assemblies
All Regional Bahá’í Councils
All Registered Groups

Dear Bahá’í Friends,

With joy, we hasten to share with you the attached letter of the Universal House of Justice to the Bahá’ís of the world dated 28 November 2023, offering reflections on the first century of the Formative Age.  A French translation will be shared once available.  The letter can also be accessed on the Bahá’í Reference Library at

In its covering letter to all National Spiritual Assemblies, the Department of the Secretariat advised that “[t]he believers may share copies of the letter with those who would find the contents of particular interest, but it should be noted that it is not a public information publication, nor is it intended as a presentation piece for public figures or the media.”

Kindly distribute this message as widely and quickly as possible; Regional Bahá’í Councils are asked to ensure that it reaches isolated believers.  The National Assembly hopes that it will be studied by all the friends, individually and in groups with friends, families and in communities.  Local Spiritual Assemblies will wish to arrange for spaces for its study, in collaboration with Auxiliary Board members or their assistants where possible.

With loving Bahá’í greetings,
Karen McKye, Secretary

Reflections on the First Century of the Formative Age