1934-05-02 local newsletters (USNSA)
USBN #84 - June 1934 - page 13
This question is decisively settled in a letter to the National Assembly
dated May 10, 1934: "Concerning local Baha'i news letters, the Guardian strongly
feels that they should be primarily devoted to the spread of local news and
activities, and should under no circumstances contain any statement implying
criticism of or even interference with the policy of the N.S.A. They may
occasionally refer to items of a national scope, but this should be done only with
the view of assisting and not hindering the national body of the Cause to carry
out effectively its program and decisions. There is thus a definite line of
demarcation between correspondence initiated by local and National Assemblies.
Local activities should always be subordinated to those of a national character
and importance. This is intended not to minimize the role of the local Assembly in
the administrative order, but to establish and insure a sane relationship between
that body and the national organism of the Cause."