The Bahá’í Faith regards the current world confusion and calamitous condition in human affairs as a natural phase in an organic process leading ultimately and irresistibly to the unification of the human race in a single social order whose boundaries are those of the planet. The human race, as a distinct, organic unit, has passed through evolutionary stages analogous to the stages of infancy and childhood in the lives of its in-dividual members, and is now in the culminating period of its turbulent adolescence approaching its long-awaited coming of age.

The Universal House of Justice

The Universal House of Justice is an administrative body of 9 members, they are elected every 5 years by the National Spiritual Assemblies of the world.

Since its initial election in 1963, the Universal House of Justice has led the worldwide Baháʼí community in developing its capacities in contributing in the building of an ever-growing world civilization.

In His book of laws, Bahá’u’lláh decreed that the Universal House of Justice should strive to create a positive effect for the welfare of mankind, to spread His teachings, to bring about peace and global prosperity, to protect human honour and the station of religion.

Inasmuch as for each day there is a new problem and for every problem an expedient solution, such affairs should be referred to the House of Justice that the members thereof may act according to the needs and requirements of the time.

In the Baháʼí Faith there are no clergy or priests, rather, the organization and administration of affairs of the Faith is managed by elected councils, led by the Universal House of Justice and not by individuals. The Universal House of Justice is the highest governing body of the worldwide Baháʼí community. In His book of laws: the ‘Kitab-i-Aqdas’, Bahá’u’lláh ordained the establishment of this body of administration.