Leaving after many years of service in Holy Land

April 22, 2018
Mr. Gustavo Correa (left) and Dr. Firaydoun Javaheri (right)

BAHA’I WORLD CENTRE — Two members of the Universal House of Justice are leaving after many years of service at the Baha’i World Centre.

Mr. Gustavo Correa, 70, and Dr. Firaydoun Javaheri, 72, who have served on the international governing body of the Baha’i Faith for 10 and 15 years respectively, requested permission to resign their office last year.

The House of Justice accepted their request and in November 2017 announced that Mr. Correa and Dr. Javaheri would be leaving after the 12th International Baha’i Convention taking place later this month.

The Convention will be held from 29 April to 2 May 2018 in Haifa, with an expected attendance of more than 1,300 delegates from around the world.

Mr. Correa is from Colombia. He was elected to the House of Justice in 2008. Dr. Javaheri was born in Iran and spent much of his life in Africa—first in The Gambia and subsequently in Zambia. He was elected to the Universal House of Justice in 2003.