I join with others in mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Over a century ago, Bahá’u’lláh, in clear and unmistakable language, wrote to the monarchs and rulers of the world, to its religious leaders and to mankind in general that the long-promised age of world peace and brotherhood had at last dawned.
And he provided the spiritual principles required to achieve these lofty goals.
Among those receiving his message was Queen Victoria.
He recognized and praised Queen Victoria for having forbidden “the trading of slaves, both men and women” and for entrusting “the reins of counsel into the hands of the representatives of the people”.
Queen Elizabeth II further advanced the acceptance of others as part of one human family and provided seven decades of selfless service to the people of her realms.
She earned over those decades an enduring respect and affection.