Call to the Nations
Extracts from the writings of Shoghi Effendi offer light and guidance to all mankind in this dark period of our history. The vital necessity of world order is largely acknowledged today but the means to achieve it baffle even its most passionate advocates. Meanwhile, the process of disintegration continues unchecked and mankind's condition approaches the stage of despair. At this critical juncture the Universal House of Justice, the international governing body of the Baha'i Faith, feels moved to proclaim again the meaning and purpose of the Baha'i message and its pertinence to our very existence on earth. It has therefore selected the following passages from Shoghi Effendi's World Order letters, and offers them as a light of guidance to all mankind in this dark period whose distant horizon is brilliant with the promise of that most glorious day of all, foretold and sung throughout the ages by prophets, seers and poets and now actually dawning upon the harassed and desperate children of men.