If you were in charge of the world…?
What is the very first rule you would put into effect?
Best Answer – Chosen by Asker
I would refuse, because I realized that no individuals can bear the global governance. But, if I were forced to do my work quickly in one day, I would call for the free election of all governing institutions on the world, at all local. national and international levels.
I pray that all countries will provide popular education to their citizens to pave the way for that great day of mine!
Perhaps, I would not get the chance to witness that glorious Day of World Governance under fairly and freely elected institutions at local, national and international levels, although I surely believe that that Day will come. I already see these perfect institutions in the Baha’i Faith since 1963.
This could be done through learning, loving and creating. The Baha’is learn the Teachings of Baha’u’llah and creatively establish the organic administration in love, faith and spirituality. The Universal House of Justice, the supreme body of spiritual and administrative institution of the Baha’i Faith, was elected in London in 1963, on the 100th Anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s Declaration of His Mission, in Baghdad, Iraq. His Declaration was not made pompously as the coronation of a worldly emperor, but quietly as a Prisoner, also a Divine Educator, in the Garden of Ridvan, prior to His exile to Constantinople.
All the institutions at these three levels function smoothly and progressively until now. This whole World Order was designed by Baha’u’llah, developed by Abdul-Baha, realized by Shoghi Effendi and the Universal House of Justice. The Baha’is have divine Books to learn; meetings and conventions to put the teachings into practice, in unity of thought, unity of vision and unity of action.
Since the relative Truth is to be modified from Age to Age, and the Administration is a progressively organic process, so no Baha’is dare claim their complete knowledge, but all keep on learning without interruption. There is no ready-made solution of yesterday for today. Each new day requires new consultations for new solutions.
The core of the whole system is love. Only sincere love can guarantee the unity and success of all plans since the birth of this New Cause. This love is not prompted from the hearts of the Baha’is, but inculcated in them by the Words of Baha’u’llah, revealed during His fourty years of exile and imprisonment, from Iran, to Iraq, Turkey, Palestine, under the Ottoman Empire.
In a Booklet entitled “The Promise of World Peace”, presented to leaders of the nations and religions throughout the world, the Universal House of Justice, after introducing the Baha’i Principles and the World Order of Baha’u’llah, concludes:
In the earnestness of our desire to impart to you the fervor of our hope and the hope of our confidence, we cite the emphatic promise of Baha’u’llah: ”These fruitless strifes, these ruinous wars shall pas away, and the ‘Most Great Peace’ shall come.”