Summary Ridvan 2013 Message: Growth and Discourse, A Dynamic Coherence
1- “The Book of God is wide open, and His Word is summoning mankind unto Him. Incline your ears, O friends of God, to the voice of Him Whom the world hath wronged, and hold fast unto whatsoever will exalt His Cause. With the utmost friendliness and in a spirit of perfect fellowship take ye counsel together, and dedicate the precious days of your lives to the betterment of the world and the promotion of the Cause of Him Who is the Ancient and Sovereign Lord of all.”
2- These Words come to mind unbidden at sight of consecrated global efforts. Power of Word of God is ascendant in hearts.
3- Training institute is mainstay. Some relocate to receptive village or neighborhood. 3 Month rhythmic pulses; 3 distinct stages of education process.
4- Dynamic cluster process not readily simplified. New features require special attention. Expansion phase goal can vary.
5- Different speeds. Welcome all contributions. Reflection on entirety and specific endeavours. Progress achieved with love.
6- Neighborhoods of intense activity have preceded cluster IPG’s. Community building transforms spirit and culture of a place.
7- Training institute impels Social Action. Common conceptual framework governs spheres of endeavour. OSED evolving.
8- Faith identified with possessing welfare of humanity at heart, in conception, and means. Even in the Cradle of the Faith.
9- Recent wave of Iran’s persecution endowed network of agencies. Grassroots discourse arises naturally. National level discourse proceeds with action, reflection, consultation, study. Office of Public Discourse established at BWC to: facilitate learning, ensure coherence, coordinate activity, and systematize experience.
10- Chilean Temple apace. Expectation surrounding 7 new Mashriqu’l-Adhkárs. Fundamentally spiritual endeavour. Union of worship and service.
11- Fervor by convocation of 95 youth conferences. Younger followers stimulate entire Cause.
12- Day of supreme felicity, Ridvan 1.5 centuries ago, Najíbíyyih Garden. Word of God gone forth and God-intoxicated lovers have blossomed a community of purpose.