International Teaching Centre

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For the building, see the Seat of the International Teaching Centre

The International Teaching Centre (sometimes referred to as "the ITC") is a Bahá'í institution based in the Bahá'í World Centre in Haifa, Israel.[1][2][3] Its duties are to stimulate and coordinate the Continental Board of Counselors and assist the Universal House of Justice in matters relating to the teaching and protection of the faith.[1]

The duties of the International Teaching Centre include coordinating, stimulating, and directing the activities of the Continental Boards of Counsellors and acting as liaison between them and the Universal House of Justice. The membership of the Teaching Centre comprises nine Counsellors appointed by the Universal House of Justice. All of the current members of the Universal House of Justice previously served as members of the International Teaching Centre. The seat of the International Teaching Centre is located at the Bahá'í World Centre in Haifa, Israel.

History[edit]

The institution was first formed in 1973 by the Universal House of Justice, and the inaugural meeting was held on June 14, 1973. The International Teaching Centre originally consisted of the 17 Hands of the Cause of God still living at that time, plus three Counsellor members. The number of Counsellor members was raised to four in 1979, to seven in 1983, and finally to the current nine in 1988. The Counsellor members of the International Teaching Center are appointed by the Universal House of Justice to five-year terms that begin shortly after the International Convention and election of the Universal House of Justice. Members may be appointed to more than one term.

Counsellor Members[edit]

Members are entered in the table under the year when they were first appointed. Starting with the first appointments in 1973, regular appointments have occurred every five years with appointments made in other years either due to the death of a member or the election of a member to the Universal House of Justice in one of the five by-elections to that body. All members have continued to serve after subsequent re-appointments by the Universal House of Justice. Members of the International Teaching Centre who were subsequently elected to the Universal House of Justice have their names italicized in the table.

1973 1979 1983 1988 1993 1998 2000 2003 2005 2008 2010 2013
Florence Mayberry Peter Khan Donald Rogers Rolf von Czékus Ayman Rouhani Alison Milston
Hooper Dunbar Farzam Arbab Shapoor Monadjem Payman Mohajer Stephen Hall Praveen Kumar Mallik
Aziz Yazdi Hartmut Grossman Shahriar Razavi Juan Francisco Mora
Anneliese Bopp Lauretta King Paul Lample Gustavo Correa Stephen Birkland Chuungu Malitonga Mehranguiz Farid Tehrani
Mas’ud Khamsi Kiser Barnes Zenaida Ramirez Ramchand Coonjul
Isobel Sabri Joan Lincoln Antonella Demonte
Joy Stevenson Firaydoun Javaheri Rachel Ndegwa
Peter Vuyiya Fred Schechter Violette Haake Uransaikhan Baatar
Magdalene Carney Kimiko Schwerin Penelope Walker Andrej Donoval

Publications[edit]

  • Insights from the Frontiers of Learning (April 2013)
  • Attaining Dynamics of Growth: Glimpses from Five Continents (April 2008)
  • Building Momentum: A Coherent Approach to Growth (April 2003)

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