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Compilations prepared by National Spiritual Assemblies
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Compilations prepared by National Spiritual Assemblies or their agencies. See also compilations prepared by the Baha'i World Centre and personal compilations.
  1. n.d.. Arise in His Name: A Guide for Travel Teachers, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  2. 2021. Light and Mercy: Mental Health and Tests and Difficulties, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. The physical and mental impact of the continuing pandemic is evident around us, and the members of the Baha’i community are not immune. This publication will be of assistance and support to the friends both individually and collectively. [about]
  3. 2019-07. Vaccination: A Compilation. Brief compilation sent by email by the US NSA. Includes cover letter. [about]
  4. 2017. On a Bahá'í's Engagement with Society and Non-Involvement in Politics. [about]
  5. 2005. Stewardship and Development, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. Deepening tool for understanding the spiritual nature of giving, and a reference tool for use by NSAs and their treasurers. Includes previously-untranslated passages. [about]
  6. 2005. Foundations for a Spiritual Education: Research of the Bahá'í Writings, by National Bahá'í Education Task Force. A sourcebook of Bahá'í principles for the training of children, covering the purpose and content of a core spiritual curriculum, as well as a process framework for spiritual education. [about]
  7. 2003-03-19. Questions and Answers on War and Related Issues. Compilation of passages and commentary on the military, political activism, disarmament, pacifism, and collective security. [about]
  8. 2002. Guidelines for Spiritual Assemblies on Domestic Violence: A Supplement to Developing Distinctive Bahá'í Communities. Domestic violence from the standpoint of the Bahá'í teachings: guidance for protecting those who are abused, assisting in rehabilitation of those who commit abuse, and supporting families, with sensitivity to cultural and ethnicity issues. [about]
  9. 2000. Spiritual Institutions: The Foundation for Oneness. Annotated compilation on the structure and functioning of the Bahá'í administrative order. [about]
  10. 2000. Guidance for Bahá'í Groups, by National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. The purpose, organization, functioning, limitations, privileges and responsibilities of Bahá'í groups; guidance for individuals about application of Bahá'í laws, such as marriage and divorce; and guidance for Assemblies that have reverted to group status. [about]
  11. 2000-08. Notes on Bahá'í Proofs Based on the Qur'an, Some. Compilation by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Central and East Africa [about]
  12. 1998. That Promising Continent: Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, the Writings and Letters of Shoghi Effendi and the Letters Written on his Behalf on Africa, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi. Updated version of "That Vast but Promising Continent," a compilation originally prepared by the UHJ and International Teaching Centre to stimulate among Bahá'ís in Africa a greater awareness of their high spiritual destiny, strengths, and opportunities. [about]
  13. 1993. Tree of Life, The: A Program for the Spiritualization of the Bahá'í Community, by National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the Hawaiian Islands. Compilations for a spiritualization and teaching campaign on prayer and meditation, how to be like the "shining examples" of the Bab and Bahá'u'lláh, and the 1992 Ridvan message. [about]
  14. 1993-05. Business, Development, and the Bahá'í Funds. Compilation by the Office of the Treasurer on the challenge for America, business ventures and development, dependencies of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkar, fundraising, safeguarding contributions, and earmarking. Includes many supplemental letters from the UHJ. [about]
  15. 1986. Power of Unity, The: Beyond Prejudice and Racism [excerpts], by Báb, The and Bahá'u'lláh. [about]
  16. 1985. Unrestrained as the Wind: A Life Dedicated to Bahá'u'lláh. Compilation of quotations on topics of especial interest to Bahá'í youth. [about]
  17. 1983/1997. Bahá'í Marriage and Family Life. Selections from the Bahà’i writings. [about]
  18. 1980. Quickeners of Mankind: Pioneering in a World Community, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. Quotations about the theory and practice of pioneering and "travel teaching." Includes stories about pioneers, and a small selection of texts from Marion Jack. [about]
  19. 1978. Victory Promises, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. Promises for success in spreading the Faith. [about]
  20. 1975. Challenge: Messages to Bahá'í Youth, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi. Compilation of messages to Bahá'í youth in English and French. [about]
  21. 1974. Suffering of Bahá'u'lláh, The, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Deepening Portfolio Number 3. [about]
  22. 1973. Spiritualism, Reincarnation and Related Subjects, in Bahá'í Institutions (A Compilation). Includes psychic phenomena, spiritual healing, and astrology. [about]
  23. 1971. Covenant and Administration, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  24. 1971/1979. Mystery of God, The. Text extracted from a book of rare photographs of 'Abdu'l-Bahá accompanied by extracts from the writings of Bahá'u'lláh, 'Abdu'l-Bahá, and Shoghi Effendi. [about]
  25. 1970. Bahá'í Revelation, The: including Selections from the Bahá'í Holy Writings and Talks by 'Abdu'l-Bahá, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. An excerpt from the book, consisting just of those items which are not already online in other books. [about]
  26. 1963. Notes on Bahá'í Proofs Based on the Bible, Some. Compilation by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Central and East Africa [about]
  27. 1963. Covenant of Baha'u'llah, The: A Compilation. Lengthy compilation published as a book, first put together in 1950, of quotations from Scripture — Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Bábí, and Bahá’í — about the Covenant of God, the Eternal Covenant, and the Greater and Lesser Covenants. [about]
  28. 1958. Trustees of the Merciful: The Station, Responsibilities and Duties of the Local Spiritual Assembly, by National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. Brief compilation from Bahá'u'lláh, Abdu'l-Bahá, and Shoghi Effendi; constitutional basis of the Local Spiritual Assembly; duties and responsibilities. [about]
  29. 1956. Charter of a Divine Civilization: A Compilation, by Shoghi Effendi. A compilation of writings of Shoghi Effendi which "assembles the particular passages which interpret the meaning of the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Bahá as source of the New Bahai' Order." [about]
  30. 1948. Pattern of Bahá'í Life, The, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. This compilation was first issued by the National Spiritual Assembly of the British Isles in 1948, and fully revised in 1990 on behalf of the Universal House of Justice by the National Spiritual Assembly of India. [about]
  31. 1948/1983. Pattern of Bahá'í life, The. Quotes not readily available elsewhere online, from a compilation of Bahá'í Writings on personal character. [about]
  32. 1947/1963. Bahá'í Community, The: A Summary of Its Organization and Laws, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi. An early manual and compilation on Bahá'í administration, community, and laws. [about]
  33. 1944. Centenary of a World Faith: The History of the Bahá'í Faith and its Development in the British Isles. On the lives of The Bab, Bahá'u'lláh, and Abdul-Baha, progress of the Faith in the East and West, and growth of the cause in the United Kingdom. Published for the centenary of the declaration of the Báb. [about]
  34. 1943/1976. Bahá'í World Faith: Selected Writings of Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  35. 1937. Bahá'í Procedure, by Shoghi Effendi and National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. Instructions from Shoghi Effendi and procedures and rulings adopted by the National Spiritual Assembly, compiled from the Guardian's letters, Bahá'í News, and minutes and records of the National Spiritual Assembly, for the information of American Bahá'ís. [about]
  36. 1923. Bahá'í Scriptures: Selections from the Utterances of Bahá'u'lláh and 'Abdu'l-Bahá, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. First collection of "approved" translations, largely superseded by newer translations. [about]
  37. 1918. Compilation of the Holy Utterances of Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, Concerning the Most Great Peace, War and Duty of the Bahá'ís toward their Government, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. An early compilation, prepared for the Tenth Annual Convention, April 1918. [about]
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