The National Spiritual Assembly has prayerfully reflected on the spiritual and material responsibilities of the American Bahá’í community and has determined that the Fund goal for the 2020/21 fiscal year will be $40M. The National Spiritual Assembly continues to be encouraged by the beautiful stories of teaching and sacrifice from the believers.
The Universal House of Justice’s May 9th letter has offered encouragement for Bahá'ís, taking into account the reality of the effects of the global pandemic.
“When society is in such difficulty and distress, the responsibility of the Bahá’ís to make a constructive contribution to human affairs becomes more pronounced. This is a moment when distinct but interrelated lines of action converge upon a single point, when the call to service rings aloud. The individual, the community, and the institutions of the Faith—inseparable protagonists in the advancement of civilization—are in a position to demonstrate the distinctive features of the Bahá’í way of life, characterized by increased maturity in the discharge of their responsibilities and in their relationships with each other. They are summoned to a fuller expression of the Faith’s society-building powers.”