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1961 Jan - Feb Hand of the Cause of God Dr Rahmatu’lláh Muhájir travels to India and demonstrates the principle of mass teaching. [DM172–84; SBBH2:165–7]
  • Mass teaching begins in the rural area of Madhya Pradesh among the Hindu population. In 1961 there are 850 Bahá’ís; in 1963 87,000; by 1973 nearly 400,000; and by 1987 about two million. In 1983 45 per cent of all local spiritual assemblies are in India. [BBRSM195; BW13:299]
Madhya Pradesh; India Hands of the Cause; Hands of the Cause, Activities; Rahmatullah Muhajir; Mass conversion; Mass teaching; Teaching; LSA; Statistics; Growth
1961 8 Jul The Custodians announce that mass conversion has begun in Ceylon, Central and East Africa, and Bolivia, while in Canada native peoples have begun to enter the Faith. [MC293] Sri Lanka; Africa; Bolivia; Canada Custodians; Mass conversion; Native Americans; First Nations
1962 Thirty thousand new Bahá’ís enrol in India in six months. [VV9] India Mass conversion
1968 Over a thousand new believers enrol in Ethiopia. [BW15:186] Ethiopia Mass conversion
1970 - early 1971 Over 20,000 Afro-Americans from the rural areas of the south-eastern United States become Bahá’ís. [BBRSM187] United States Mass conversion
1970 Apr - Aug More than 6,000 people become Bahá’ís in Bolivia. [BW15:232] Bolivia Mass conversion
1970 May One thousand Guajiro Indians become Bahá’ís in Venezuela. [BW15:241] Venezuela Native Americans; Mass conversion
1971 Over 500 people became Bahá’ís in Bangladesh. [BINS86] Bangladesh Mass conversion
1971 27 – 30 Aug The first Bahá’í Youth Conference for Western Asia takes place in New Delhi. [BW15:335]
  • Two thousand people enrol during the conference and the week following. [BW15:335]
New Delhi; India; Asia Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Youth; Youth; First conferences; Mass conversion
1988 Jun Over 100,000 people, including large numbers of women, youth and families, become Bahá’ís in Uttar Pradesh, India. [BINS179:4] Uttar Pradesh; India Mass conversion
1988 Sep A teaching project in Maddhya Pradesh, India, enrols 20,000 new Bahá’ís in Morena District. [BINS185:4] Madhya Pradesh; India Mass teaching; Mass conversion
1988 Oct In the State of Orissa, India, 2,600 people become Bahá’ís and 16 new local spiritual assemblies are formed in 15 days. Orissa; India LSA; Mass teaching; Mass conversion
1988 Oct One hundred and twenty people in Hong Kong and 280 in Macau become Bahá’ís as a result of teaching institutes. [BINS189:8]
  • A later report states that more than 600 people in Macau have become Bahá’ís. [BINS194:3]
Hong Kong; Macau Teaching Institutes; Mass conversion
1988 Nov - Dec One thousand one hundred people become Bahá’ís in the State of Gujarat, India. [BINS190:5] Gujarat; India Mass conversion
1988 Nov - Dec Six hundred people become Bahá’ís in West Bengal and 5,150 in Orissa, India. [BINS189:4–5] West Bengal; Orissa; India Mass conversion
1988 Nov - 1989 Feb Teaching projects are launched in the Philippines, resulting in 3,847 people becoming Bahá’ís. [BINS195:4] Philippines Mass conversion
1988 26 Nov - 4 Dec Over a thousand people become Bahá’ís in Bolivia during a teaching project. [BINS189:2]
  • A later report indicates that over 2,000 people have become Bahá’ís. [BINS195:1]
Bolivia Mass conversion
1989 Oct - Nov In India, 4,300 people become Bahá’ís in the State of Orissa. [BINS213:3] Orissa; India Mass conversion
1993 In the year More than 10,000 people become Bahá'ís in Bangladesh. [BINS318:8; BINS319:1] Bangladesh Mass conversion
1995 Aug More than 7,000 people become Bahá'ís in Haiti in two weeks. [BINS348:3] Haiti Mass conversion

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  1. Messages from the Universal House of Justice 1963-1986: Third Epoch of the Formative Age, by Universal House of Justice (1996). [about]
 
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