The Circle is Complete

The House of Justice has lost no time in appointing two new members of the ITC to replace those which were elected to serve on the UHJ. Ahh. . . the circle is now complete. ITC members move up to the UHJ, and then turn around and appoint new members of the ITC, who will in the near future move to the UHJ, and round and round we go!

THE UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE
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Transmitted by email
TO: All National Spiritual Assemblies
DATE: 24 March 2005

MESSAGE:
With joyful hearts we announce the appointment of Gustavo Correa and Stephen Hall as Counsellor members of the International Teaching Centre.

The Universal House of Justice
cc: The Hand of the Cause Dr. ?Al?-Mu.ammad Varq??
International Teaching Centre
Continental Boards of Counsellors Counsellors

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Stephan Hall was a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of Australia for a long time. And then around 2004 became a Counsellor for Australia-Asia. Basically, a career beaurocrat.

New ITC Counsellor – & future UHJ member – Gustavo Correa.

Gustavo Correa – along with fellow Baha’is, Bushrui, Poostchi and Lyberth – is a Creative Member of the Club of Budapest – an organization founded by Ervin Laszlo (akin to the Club of Rome). But his day job is (or rather, was) the Director of FUNDAEC in Columbia. Oh and he’s also married to Arbab’s daughter.

This is the third person (after Arbab, and Lample) who moves from the closely knit circle of Baha’is from Columbia/FUNDAEC/The Ruhi Foundation into a position of power within the Baha’i world community. Just another one of those coincidences, I guess. It has nothing to do with the group-think which has got a strangle hold on current Baha’i administration. Nothing whatsoever.

Just move along now.

  • http://bahaisonline.net Steve Marshall

    Just as you predicted, Gustavo Correa has been elected to the House, along with fellow ITC member, Shahriar Razavi.

  • http://bahaisonline.net Steve Marshall

    Just as you predicted, Gustavo Correa has been elected to the House, along with fellow ITC member, Shahriar Razavi.

  • burning

    Hi Steve, Bacquia

    I’m claiming earliest notice of Shahriar Razavi.

    In a trb post way back in Jan 2004

    I mentioned information received from a European.
    “The key name is the newly elected ITC member Razavi who is believed to be a shoe-in next UHJ opening. ”

    Susan Maneck poured cold water on it because of his youth. Back at ya Susan!!!

    Drinks on me!

    Berni Burning Lenihan

  • burning

    Hi Steve, Bacquia

    I’m claiming earliest notice of Shahriar Razavi.

    In a trb post way back in Jan 2004

    I mentioned information received from a European.
    “The key name is the newly elected ITC member Razavi who is believed to be a shoe-in next UHJ opening. ”

    Susan Maneck poured cold water on it because of his youth. Back at ya Susan!!!

    Drinks on me!

    Berni Burning Lenihan

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  • Craig Parke

    [quote comment="49247"]Just as you predicted, Gustavo Correa has been elected to the House, along with fellow ITC member, Shahriar Razavi.[/quote]

    I must admit that the rise of the ITC Faith is completely fascinating. It is right out of the Cosmic History of the Human Race 101. Looks like none of these guys seem to be familiar with the Hindu Board Game “Layla”. Maybe that would make a very good Ruhi Book topic? That is one I would really love to “tutor”. It is the modern secular British Game “Snakes and Ladders”. But the original version was a sacred spiritual game teaching children about the spiritual currents in the draconian fates of life.

    The ITC Faith is now much like becoming a “made man” in some kind of Divine Judgment Magnet Club. Like aligning with the Cosmic Forces behind how a tornado always seem to get attracted to the metal in a trailer park.

    I hope these two new members never fully realize what they have gotten themselves into now. I really pray for them.

    With the ever elevated Ruhi Club I predict that there will be a future top down course on by-the-numbers “Individual Initiative” followed by the UHJ “Encyclopedic Compilation on Common Sense”. I also predict a UHJ Bedroom Marriage Manual will be in the works where the Supreme Body gives advice to everyone on Earth in that aspect of existence too. Maybe Oprah will carry it in her book club. I hear “Position 101″ may be ruthlessly enforced. There may be an entire Ruhi Course on “Position 101″ along with many Feast and Holy Day letters of enforcement to the friends.

    So it goes.

    Whatever happened to people sticking to their respective spheres in life?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjA_RtsBfAo

  • Craig Parke

    [quote comment="49247"]Just as you predicted, Gustavo Correa has been elected to the House, along with fellow ITC member, Shahriar Razavi.[/quote]

    I must admit that the rise of the ITC Faith is completely fascinating. It is right out of the Cosmic History of the Human Race 101. Looks like none of these guys seem to be familiar with the Hindu Board Game “Layla”. Maybe that would make a very good Ruhi Book topic? That is one I would really love to “tutor”. It is the modern secular British Game “Snakes and Ladders”. But the original version was a sacred spiritual game teaching children about the spiritual currents in the draconian fates of life.

    The ITC Faith is now much like becoming a “made man” in some kind of Divine Judgment Magnet Club. Like aligning with the Cosmic Forces behind how a tornado always seem to get attracted to the metal in a trailer park.

    I hope these two new members never fully realize what they have gotten themselves into now. I really pray for them.

    With the ever elevated Ruhi Club I predict that there will be a future top down course on by-the-numbers “Individual Initiative” followed by the UHJ “Encyclopedic Compilation on Common Sense”. I also predict a UHJ Bedroom Marriage Manual will be in the works where the Supreme Body gives advice to everyone on Earth in that aspect of existence too. Maybe Oprah will carry it in her book club. I hear “Position 101″ may be ruthlessly enforced. There may be an entire Ruhi Course on “Position 101″ along with many Feast and Holy Day letters of enforcement to the friends.

    So it goes.

    Whatever happened to people sticking to their respective spheres in life?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjA_RtsBfAo