The Bahá’í World volumes were established in 1926 under the direction of Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Faith, as a
unique record of world-wide Bahá’í activity. First published as The Bahá’í Yearbook in 1926, the volumes sought
to present to the general public…those historical facts and fundamental principles that constitute the distinguishing features of the Message of Bahá’u’lláh.The Bahá’í World was published until 2006. Over time, many of its original functions were fulfilled by the network of official Bahá’í websites, such as Bahai.org and the Bahá’í World News Service as well as publications such as
Summary of Achievements and Learning and
Today, The Bahá’í World publication takes its place among the family of international Bahá’í websites, making available a collection of thoughtful essays and articles that seek to capture advances at the levels of thought and action and to reflect the Faith’s purpose and mission in the world.