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Messages to America

Selected Letters and Cablegrams Addressed to the Bahá’í’s of North America 1932–1946

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Author: Shoghi Effendi
Published: 1947
Language: English
Wordcount: 50,035 / 168 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 34.3
LoC Categories: BL, BP
Downloads: 601
Added to site: 2006.09.17
mnybks.net#: 14695
Origin: gutenberg.org
License: ©
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ctory. Though our Cause unreservedly recognizes the Divine origin of all the religions that preceded it and upholds the spiritual truths which lie at their very core and are common to them all, its institutions, whether administrative, religious or humanitarian, must if their distinctive character is to be maintained and recognized, be increasingly divorced from the outworn creeds, the meaningless ceremonials and man-made institutions with which these religions are at present identified. Our adversaries in the East have initiated the struggle. Our future opponents in the West will, in their turn, arise and carry it a stage further. Ours is the duty, in anticipation of this inevitable contest, to uphold unequivocally and with undivided loyalty the integrity of our Faith and demonstrate the distinguishing features of its divinely appointed institutions.

June 15, 1935


THE NATIONAL FUND

As the activities of the American Bahá'í community expand, and its world-wide prestige c

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