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Triggers

In a letter to an individual believer, the Department of the Secretariat wrote on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, Your letter refers to experiences in the Bahá’í community such as group activity, chanting, embracing, and referring to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá as the Master, which have the effect of triggering in your daughters the revival of the painful memories they are seeking to overcome. While this is unfortunate, it might also be viewed as an important part of the healing process that they learn to clearly distinguish between people motivated by a corrupt inclination to abuse and manipulate others, and a community which has as its watchword the protection of the rights of each individual, and which is striving to strengthen the bond of mutual love and respect which binds it together.
(Universal House of Justice to an individual believer, 5 January 1992)