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See also letters from National Spiritual Assemblies.

Documents from National Spiritual Assemblies, published

  1. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Canada. A-de-rih-wa-nie-ton On-kwe-on-we Neh-ha: A Message to the Iroquois Indians (1956). Three items: 2021 cover letter from the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Canada, the 1956 message to the Iroquois Indians in Mohawk and English, and a biography of the translator, "Charles A. Cooke, Mohawk Scholar," by Marius Barbeau.
  2. Bahá'í Temple, House of Worship of a World Faith, Commemorating Completion of Exterior Ornamentation, The (1942). Photographs and essays about the construction of the American temple in Chicago. Likely published as a progress report to distribute at the 1942 National Convention.
  3. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States and Canada, comp. Bahá'í World, The: Volume 01 (1925-1926) (1926). Periodic volumes that survey the global activities and major achievements of the Faith. Then titled Bahá'í Year Book.
  4. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States and Canada, comp. Bahá'í World, The: Volume 02 (1926-1928) (1928). Periodic volumes that survey the global activities and major achievements of the Faith. Then titled The Bahá'í World: a biennial international record.
  5. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States and Canada, comp. Bahá'í World, The: Volume 03 (1928-1930) (1930). Periodic volumes that survey the global activities and major achievements of the Faith.
  6. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States and Canada, comp. Bahá'í World, The: Volume 04 (1930-1932) (1932). Periodic volumes that survey the global activities and major achievements of the Faith.
  7. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States and Canada, comp. Bahá'í World, The: Volume 05 (1932-1934) (1936). Periodic volumes that survey the global activities and major achievements of the Faith.
  8. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States and Canada, comp. Bahá'í World, The: Volume 06 (1934-1936) (1937). Periodic volumes that survey the global activities and major achievements of the Faith.
  9. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States and Canada, comp. Bahá'í World, The: Volume 07 (1936-1938) (1939). Periodic volumes that survey the global activities and major achievements of the Faith.
  10. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States and Canada, comp. Bahá'í World, The: Volume 08 (1938-1940) (1942). Periodic volumes that survey the global activities and major achievements of the Faith.
  11. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States and Canada, comp. Bahá'í World, The: Volume 09 (1940-1944) (1945). Periodic volumes that survey the global activities and major achievements of the Faith.
  12. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States and Canada, comp. Bahá'í World, The: Volume 10 (1944-1946) (1948). Periodic volumes that survey the global activities and major achievements of the Faith.
  13. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States and Canada, comp. Bahá'í World, The: Volume 11 (1946-1950) (1952). Periodic volumes that survey the global activities and major achievements of the Faith.
  14. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States, comp. Bahá'í World, The: Volume 12 (1950-1954) (1956). Periodic volumes that survey the global activities and major achievements of the Faith.
  15. Stephen Waite and National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of India. Charter for Bahá'í Schools, A (1990). Basic principles which may guide the development of Bahá'í schools and other educational projects
  16. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of India. Communal Harmony: India's Greatest Challenge (1993). A formal statement from the NSA of the Bahá'ís of India on the need to overcome religious, linguistic and caste-based tensions.
  17. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. Constitution of the NSA of the Bahá'ís of the United States and By-Laws of Local Spiritual Assemblies (1927). Text of the Constitution first adopted in 1927.
  18. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. Destiny of America and The Promise of World Peace, The (2001). Statement published as a full-page ad in New York Times on prerequisites for world peace: acceptance of the oneness of humanity; eradication of racism; emancipation of women; elimination of wealth disparity; end to nationalism; religious harmony.
  19. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. Developing Distinctive Bahá'í Communities: Guidelines for Spiritual Assemblies (1998). A guide to community development. Links to document offsite.
  20. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. Guidance for Bahá'í Groups (2000). 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.
  21. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States, comp. Guidelines for Spiritual Assemblies on Domestic Violence: A Supplement to Developing Distinctive Bahá'í Communities (2002). 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.
  22. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. Oneness of Mankind, The: Basic Principle of the Bahá'í Faith (1956). Statement of Bahá'í teachings prepared in order to clarify the position of members of the Faith throughout the United States at this critical hour, published as an insert in the U.S. Bahá'í newsletter.
  23. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States and Canada. Plan of Unified Action to Spread the Bahá'í Cause, A: Throughout the United States and Canada January 1 1926 - December 31 1928 (1925). The first of two plans of systematic activity in Bahá'í history, followed by "A new plan of unified action to complete the Bahá'í temple and promote the cause in America 1926-1930."
  24. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the Hawaiian Islands. Tree of Life, The: A Program for the Spiritualization of the Bahá'í Community (1993). 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.
  25. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. Trustees of the Merciful: The Station, Responsibilities and Duties of the Local Spiritual Assembly (1958). Brief compilation from Bahá'u'lláh, Abdu'l-Bahá, and Shoghi Effendi; constitutional basis of the Local Spiritual Assembly; duties and responsibilities.
  26. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. Two Wings of a Bird: The Equality of Women and Men (1997). The emancipation of women, the achievement of full equality between the sexes, is essential to human progress and the transformation of society.
  27. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. Unity and Consultation: Foundations of Sustainable Development (1994).
  28. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. Vision of Race Unity: America's Most Challenging Issue (1991). A formal statement from the US NSA on "the most challenging issue confronting America."
  29. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. War, Governance, and Conscience in This Age of Transition (1969). A whitepaper on issues of Bahá'í involvement in the military services.
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