June 1, 2022

Growth of the Faith between 1957 to 1975

In the eighteen years since that achievement, [the completion of the International Archives Building in 1957] the community of the Most Great Name has grown rapidly in size and influence:

  • from twenty-six National Spiritual Assemblies to one hundred and nineteen,
  • from some one thousand to seventeen thousand Local Spiritual Assemblies,
  • and from four thousand five hundred localities to over seventy thousand…

- The Universal House of Justice  (From a message dated 5 June 1975; ‘Messages from the Universal House of Justice 1963-1986’)