Universal House of Justice

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Universal House of Justice

Postby hihellowhatsup » Fri Oct 29, 2004 10:18 pm

If anyone has info on the current members of the UHJ is, I would really like to know. Do they have a website, biography, etc. It's impossible to find on the internet.



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Postby Dawud » Mon Nov 08, 2004 4:01 am

Here is a website with the names and personal information of UHJ members as of 2003:

http://www.onecountry.org/e151/e15108as ... _story.htm

And the crucial extract:

The elections this year for the Universal House of Justice were marked by the retirement of two long-serving members: Ali Nakhjavani and Hushmand Fatheazam.

Both Mr. Nakhjavani, 83, and Mr. Fatheazam, 79, had served on the Universal House of Justice since it was first elected in 1963. They gave notice of their intention to resign earlier this year.

In the subsequent election on 29 April, two new members were chosen -- and the seven others were re-elected.

The two new members, Hartmut Grossmann and Firaydoun Javaheri, had been serving at the Bahá'í World Centre as Counsellor members of the International Teaching Centre.

Mr. Grossmann, born in Germany, has academic qualifications in the German and English languages. He served on the National Spiritual Assemblies of the Bahá'ís of Germany (1963 to 1969) and Finland (1977 to 1980). He was a university academic in Finland. In 1980, Mr. Grossmann was appointed a Continental Counsellor for Europe. A volunteer position, a Continental Counsellor advises and assists Bahá'í communities in a given region with their growth and development.

Dr. Javaheri, who was born in Iran, has a doctorate in agronomy. He lived for 27 years in Africa -- first the Gambia, then Zambia -- where he was chief technical adviser for the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. He served the Bahá'í communities there in the area of social and economic development. He was appointed a Continental Counsellor in 1995 after serving for 19 years as a member of its Auxiliary Board.

Other members of the Universal House of Justice, who were re-elected this year, are:

Farzam Arbab, born in Iran, who obtained his doctorate in physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He was the representative for the Rockefeller Foundation in Colombia (1974 to 1983) and the president of the FUNDAEC development foundation there. He was first elected to the Universal House of Justice in 1993.

Kiser Barnes, who was born in the United States, and holds degrees in political science and law. He practiced law and held senior positions in human rights organizations and in labor relations in the United States, before moving to Africa where he held senior academic posts at universities in Benin, Togo, and Nigeria. He was elected to the Universal House of Justice in 2000.

Hooper Dunbar, who was born in the United States, was a film actor in Hollywood before moving to Central and South America where he taught arts and English. An accomplished painter, he was first elected to the Universal House of Justice in 1988.

Peter Khan, born in Australia, held professorial posts in electrical engineering at universities in the United States and Australia. Dr. Khan was first elected to the Universal House of Justice in 1987.

Douglas Martin, who was born in Canada, holds degrees in business administration and in history, and is an author and editor. Mr. Martin was elected to the Universal House of Justice in 1993.

Glenford Mitchell, born in Jamaica, holds a Master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. An author, he has worked as a magazine editor and managing editor, and taught English and journalism at Howard University. He was elected to the Universal House of Justice in 1982.

Ian Semple, born in England, holds a Master of Arts degree in the German and French languages and literature from Oxford University. A chartered accountant, he was first elected to the Universal House of Justice in 1963.

Douglas Martin from the point of view of Juan Cole, a dissident Baha'i:

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jrcole/t ... martin.htm

Farzam Arbab and Glenford Mitchell each have articles published here (on China and Negroes, respectively):


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