1932-01-14 re recent general letter.
USBN #59 - February 1932 - page 2
Jan. 14, 1932
. . . Concerning the general letter he has sent lately to the Western
friends, to which you refer in your letter; Shoghi Effendi thinks that the friends
should spread the message it conveys to the public. It should undoubtedly be done
in a very judicious way lest the people think that we have entered the arena of
politics with rather drastic programs of reform. But we should at the same time
show the lead that the teachings take towards the realization of the international
ideal. The primary importance of the Cause among the existing religions of the
world is that, whereas the others have no coherent program upon which they are
united, the Movement is rich with the very spirit and teachings of world needs for
solving its present international problems. It is wonderful chance for the Cause
to absorb the interest of the intelligent elements in the public. . . .
Please convey Shoghi Effendi's greetings to your Mother as well as to the
Members of the National Spiritual Assembly.
Yours every sincerely,
(Signed) Ruhi Afnan.
This is a reference to the World Order letter titled “The Goal Of A New World Order” dated November 28, 1931.