Baha’i Pioneering Institute
Hand of the Cause, Dr. Zikrullah Khadem [Dhikru’lláh Khádim], address attendees, Baha’i Pioneering Institute, Mashriqu’l-Adhkar, Foundation Hall, Wilmette, Illinois, June 1980.
The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States organised a series of institutes to assist those Baha’is who planned to relocate to fulfil designated Homefront and international pioneering goals.
*Featured Image: Longtime pioneers: (l-r) Quida Coley, Paraguay, South America, and Zhilpha Map-Robertson, Uganda, Africa. Photo: 1992-Second Baháʼí World Congress, Jacob Javits Center, New York City. Learn More >
During the Ten Year Crusade, which ran from 1953 to 1963, hundreds of pioneers settled in countries and territories throughout the world. This eventually led to the establishment of 44 new National and Regional Spiritual Assemblies (Bahá’í administrative bodies) and increased the population of Bahá’ís’ worldwide.