Monday, January 18, 2010

January 18th in Baha'i History

January 18th 1980 - Release of a Compilation on Divorce

The Universal House of Justice has noted with increasing concern that the undisciplined attitude of present-day society towards divorce is reflected in some parts of the Bahá'í World Community. Our Teachings on this subject are clear and in direct contrast to the loose and casual attitude of the "permissive society," and it is vital that the Bahá'í Community practice these Teachings.
In order to help the believers appreciate the need to preserve the sacred marital bond, the Research Department has, at the instruction of the House of Justice, prepared a compilation of texts on the reprehensibility of divorce in the light of our Teachings. …
With loving Bahá'í greetings, - Department of the Secretariat

January 18, 2001: The announcement is made that 9 Baha'is have been placed under arrest in Egypt.

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