The creation of a New World Order, the greatest challenge of our time
This book adds a new dimension to the debate over our collective future. It reveals the emergence of a new model of world order, built on a practical plan of action which puts the individual at the centre of global transformation.
The world order is a grass roots movement of planetary citizens, involving several million people drawn from every nation, race and culture. It is inspired by the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh, the Persian prophet and founder of the Bahá'í Faith. In the mid-nineteenth century, Bahá’u’lláh foresaw the inadequacy of State sovereignty, and urged world leaders to compose their differences, reduce expenditure on arms, guarantee the rights of their citizens, and commit themselves to collective security. He warned of the chaos and destruction which would follow if his counsels were neglected, but also outlined a plan for a new world order devoted to justice, equality, dignity, freedom and self-determination. For over a century Bahá'ís have been turning Bahá’u’lláh’s vision into reality: their experience reinforces hope in the future of the human race.
Six specialists in conflict resolution, development, law economics, history, and ecology present various dimension of this unique world order model, and explore its implications for the radical transformation of our planet.