In addition to governmental and diplomatic offices, media outlets, international organizations and human rights agencies, a notable portion of the readership of this site comes from the Baha’i community. Iran Press Watch is pleased to share the joyous sentiments of Ridvan festivities with its Baha’i readers. Baha’u’llah, the Founder of the Baha’i religion, declared His mission during the period of the first Ridvan, April 21-May 2 1863, and inaugurated a process that will eventually lead to universal peace and brotherhood – a hope shared by all divine religions and people of good will.
To mark this celebration for our Baha’i readers, Iran Press Watch is pleased to share the attached tape of Hand of the Cause of God Mr. Tarazu’llah Samandari about his reflections on the significance of Ridvan and Baha’u’llah’s declaration. This talk was delivered during the Baha’i World Congress in Spring 1963 in London at which the first Universal House of Justice was elected.