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Nucleus of Unity: The Dynamics of Bahá'í Institutions

The Bahá'í administrative bodies, firstly established by Bahá'u'lláh, now existing at the local, national, and international levels to oversee community affairs. They are unique in the range of institutions insasmuch as their range and scope have been defined by the Central Figures of the Faith -- resulting in the nucleus of a future system of governance which does not have the natural tendency to wander from it's core mandate and purpose. The purpose of the Baha'i institutions is to protect the rights of the individual which is the key to promotion of unity and peace. This idea of protection of fundamental rights is the Aristotalian ideal of "Justice", the foundation of civilization and the keynote of Baha'i administration.

What Are the Foundational Bahá'í Administrative Bodies?

How Do Bahá'í Institutions Uphold Individual Rights?

What is the Role of the Universal House of Justice?

How Are Members of Bahá'í Institutions Elected?

Can Bahá'í Institutions Make Binding Decisions?

What Distinguishes Bahá'í Governance from Secular Systems?

How Is Consultation Practiced in Bahá'í Institutions?

Are Women Allowed to Serve in Bahá'í Institutions?

The Constitution of the Universal House of Justice
Bahá’í Faith

The Constitution of the Universal House of Justice

Reflections on the First Century of the Formative Age
Bahá’í Faith

Reflections on the First Century of the Formative Age