Monday, January 21, 2008

On Downloadable U.S. Declaration Forms: Available Online

"SIGNING!" Uploaded on September 25, 2006 by Sholeh on flickr,

In signing below, I declare my belief in Bahá'u'lláh, the Promised One of God. I also recognizethe Báb, His Forerunner, and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the Center of His Covenant. I request enrollment in the Bahá'í Community with the understanding that Bahá'u'lláh has established sacred principles, laws, and institutions which I must obey.
On the sidebar of I note a link to a page from which you can download a declaration (and registration) form for printing. -gw

It is hoped that these resources will further facilitate the outward-looking orientation needed as our community continues to develop its capacity for sharing the message of the Faith openly and directly, and boldly inviting those who respond to embrace the Cause of Bahá’u'lláh.

Using the Forms
These forms can be printed directly from this website as needed. The files can also be saved on a personal computer and kept available for future use. When filled out by a seeker, these forms are handled identically to the current cards - countersigned by a Local Spiritual Assembly (in the case of a declaration) and sent to the Office of Membership and Records, 1233 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201. In either case, the Assembly would lovingly help the individual through the enrollment/registration process and welcome her or him into the Baha’i community.

If you are unable to locate Baha’is in a declarant’s area (or a nearby Assembly), forms can be sent to the Office of Baha’i Information, 1233 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201 for further assistance with verification and processing.

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