The Advent of Divine Justice is a letter written by Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith, to the Bahá’ís of the United States and Canada in 1938. The letter was written in response to the growing community of Bahá'ís in the West and was intended to provide guidance on the spiritual and administrative development of the Bahá’í community. The letter was published in 1939 and is considered to be one of the most important letters of Shoghi Effendi on the ways and means required for the effective prosecution of 'Abdu'l-Baha's charter for teaching, the "Tablets of the Divine Plan".
The Advent of Divine Justice serves as both a moral compass and a strategic blueprint, emphasizing personal rectitude and collective endeavor in propelling the growth of the Bahá'í Faith in North America.
Shoghi Effendi identifies the eradication of racial prejudice as America's most challenging issue and a requisite for achieving spiritual unity, urging Bahá’ís to lead by example.
The letter outlines administrative duties and the necessity for a unified and systematic approach to governance, elevating the administrative order's role in the Faith's expansion.
Shoghi Effendi champions the vibrancy and potential of youth, advocating for their wholehearted involvement in community-building efforts and the pioneering spirit.
The letter calls for a profound commitment to teaching, armed with wisdom and tact, to present the Faith's principles in ways that resonate within diverse cultural contexts.
Shoghi Effendi emphasizes moral rectitude as the bedrock of individual character and a critical element in effectively representing and serving the Faith.
Shoghi Effendi correlates the spiritual destiny of America to the Tablets of the Divine Plan, stating their fulfillment hinges on the country's adherence to divine justice and unity.
It presents the Bahá'í Faith's vision of a world civilization underpinned by spiritual values, with America playing a pivotal role in its shaping and realization.