February 24, 2021

The “conspicuous achievements” of the Seven Year Plan: 1979-1986

This progress has accelerated notably during the Seven Year Plan, witnessed by the achievement of many important enterprises throughout the Baha'i world and vital developments at the heart of the Cause itself. 

  • The restoration and opening to pilgrimage of the southern wing of the House of 'Abdu'llah Pasha; 
  • the completion and occupation of the Seat of the Universal House of Justice; 
  • the approval of detailed plans for the remaining edifices around the Arc; 
  • the expansion of the membership and responsibilities of the International Teaching Centre and the Continental Boards of Counsellors; 
  • the establishment of the offices of Social and Economic Development, and of Public Information; 
  • the dedication of the Mother Temple of the Pacific, and dramatic progress with the building of the Temple in India; 
  • the expansion of the teaching work throughout the world, resulting in the formation of twenty-three new National Spiritual Assemblies, nearly 8,000 new Local Spiritual Assemblies, the opening of more than 16,000 new localities and representation within the Baha'i community of 300 new tribes; 
  • the issuing of 2,196 new publications, 898 of which are editions of the Holy Text and the enrichment of Baha'i literature by productions in 114 new languages; the initiation of 737 new social and economic development projects; 
  • the addition of three radio stations, with three more soon to be inaugurated-- 
these stand out as conspicuous achievements in a Plan which will be remembered as having set the seal on the third epoch of the Formative Age. 

- The Universal House of Justice  (Ridvan 1986 message to the Baha’is of the World; ‘Messages from the Universal House of Justice 1963-1986’)