Expansion by expulsion

The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden (Masaccio)

The Universal House of Justice is trying every which way to make Baha'is more active. It's tried working through national and local assemblies and it's tried through the ITC, Counsellors, ABMs and clusters, using the Ruhi institute process. More recently, it's trying out a bunch of regional conferences. All those methods have been quite labour-intensive and sometimes quite capital-intensive. Travel, study, venues, accommodation and materials all add to the cost.

The House is nothing if not systematic. It tries something, evaluates and adapts it, then tries again. If anything seems to work, it gets adopted and tried elsewhere. "Anna's presentation" is probably a good example. A script in a training manual becomes an integral part of door-to-door teaching.

{josquote}I'm speaking of removal of membership.{/josquote}

But there's one thing the House has tried that seems to have had stunning results in activating Baha'is, yet doesn't appear to have been adapted and adopted.

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