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Police Forces Bearing Arms, Bahá'í Enlistment in

Author Universal House of Justice (actual author might be, or include, the Research Department or another agency of the House)
Title of item
Police Forces Bearing Arms, Bahá'í Enlistment in
Parent publication   Bahá'í Studies Bulletin
Date of this edition 1995-12
Date of first ed.
Permission recipient
Posted 2012-12-12 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Letters from the Universal House of Justice
Abstract Two letters from the House on joining armed police forces, e.g. the Ulster Defence Regiment and the police force in Northern Ireland, and whether they would be allowed to bear arms. Also discussion of consummating marriage, and marrying an atheist.
Notes First letter includes unrelated mention about the numbers of Bábí martyrs; see more on this topic at uhj_mazandarani_number_martyrs.

Second letter includes unrelated topic: a couple does not have to literally "consummate" their marriage, as long as their intent is to establish a family relationship, and a Bahá'í cannot marry anyone, including an atheist, if he/she refuses to participate in the Bahá'í marriage ceremony.

Both letters published in BSB with permission of recipient.

Tags Armed forces; Marriage; Martyrdom; Military; Statistics; Weapons
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