Sunday, May 02, 2010

U.S. National Spiritual Assembly Elected for 2010-2011

This just in from the U.S. Baha'i Website!

After the delegates to the 102nd Baha'i National Convention cast their ballots in a prayerful atmosphere on May 1, 2010, the following people were elected to the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States.

The members are listed below. Officers were elected immediately after the members were announced.

From left to right:

Jacqueline Left Hand Bull, Chair (standing at the podium)
David F. Young, Vice-Chair
Juana C. Conrad, Deputy Secretary-General
Kenneth E. Bowers, Secretary-General
Erica Toussaint
Muin Afnani
Valerie Dana, Deputy Secretary-General
Robert C. Henderson
William L.H. Roberts, Treasurer

"O ye beloved of the Lord! Commit not that which defileth the limpid stream of love or destroyeth the sweet fragrance of friendship. By the righteousness of the Lord! Ye were created to show love one to another and not perversity and rancour. Take pride not in love for yourselves but in love for your fellow-creatures. Glory not in love for your country, but in love for all mankind. Let your eye be chaste, your hand faithful, your tongue truthful and your heart enlightened. Abase not the station of the learned in Baha and belittle not the rank of such rulers as administer justice amidst you. Set your reliance on the army of justice, put on the armour of wisdom, let your adorning be forgiveness and mercy and that which cheereth the hearts of the well-favoured of God."
(Baha'u'llah, Tablets of Baha'u'llah, p. 138)