• Ruhi Book 13 Unit 1

Ruhi Book 13 Unit 1

Engaging in Social Action

Engaging in social action is the focus of the thirteenth book in the Ruhi Institute’s sequence of courses.

Unit 1: Stirrings at the Grassroots

The first unit of this course examines instances of social action that are relatively simple and emerge naturally as the community-building process in a locality, cluster, or region advances. Within this context, participants gain insights into:

  • how the institute process creates conditions, at the level of the individual and at the level of culture, that are conducive to engagement in social action;
  • how social action emerges from natural stirrings at the grassroots;
  • how some of the initiatives that arise remain simple and last for just a short period, while others become more complex as they are sustained over time;
  • how acting within a shared conceptual framework allows the community to achieve coherence in its efforts;
  • how the institution of the Local Spiritual Assembly promotes and supports social action and assists the friends to avoid certain pitfalls;
  • and how the capacity to read social reality must consistently grow.
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Product Details

  • Developer: Ruhi Institute
  • Format: Softcover book; 60 pages
  • Dimensions: 216 x 280 mm;
  • Publisher: Ruhi Foundation
  • ISBN: 2370000764744
  • What is a Study Circle?
    A study circle begins whenever two or more individuals are ready to engage in the study of one of the courses of the Ruhi Institute. Participants in the study circle are led by a tutor whose role is not to act as an expert but as a facilitator. Participants in study circles are active participants in their own learning process.
  • How to request Institute materials?

    There are two stages of development for Institute materials, those that are officially published and those that are pre-published. Published materials can be purchased directly from this website. Pre-published materials and Published materials can be requested from the Institute Board via the 'Request Form' button above. This process assists to keep you connected to a learning process.

Resource Materials
for Ruhi Book 13

Engaging in social action is the focus of the thirteenth book in the Ruhi Institute’s sequence of courses.

Ruhi Institute

Bahá'ís everywhere are engaged in a global process of learning that is helping to build their capacity to apply the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh to the transformation of society. As a contribution to this learning process, the Ruhi Institute carries out action and research in the field, in order to develop programs and materials that enhance the capacity of individuals and communities to serve humanity.

The main sequence of courses is organized so as to set the individual, whether Baha'i or not, on a path being defined by the accumulating experience of the community in its endeavour to open before humanity the vision of Baha'u'llah's World Order.

The very notion of a path is, itself, indicative of the nature and purpose of the courses, for a path invites participation, it beckons to new horizons, it demands effort and movement, it accommodates different paces and strides, it is structured and defined. A path can be experienced and known, not only by one or two but by scores upon scores; it belongs to the community. To walk a path is a concept equally expressive. It requires of the individual volition and choice; it calls for a set of skills and abilities but also elicits certain qualities and attitudes; it necessitates a logical progression but admits, when needed, related lines of exploration; it may seem easy at the outset but becomes more challenging further along. And crucially, one walks the path in the company of others.

Main Sequence Courses
by the Ruhi Institute

Junior Youth Group Branch Courses
by the Ruhi Institute

Junior Youth Program Modules - Baha'i Specific
by the Ruhi Institute

Childrens Class Teacher Courses
by the Ruhi Institute

    • Ruhi Book 13 Unit 1
    $7.00
    Baha’i Services
    $6.95 national postage
    $13.95 express
    Two-day dispatch
    2-7 day delivery

    Ruhi Book 13 Unit 1

    Engaging in Social Action

    Engaging in social action is the focus of the thirteenth book in the Ruhi Institute’s sequence of courses.

    Unit 1: Stirrings at the Grassroots

    The first unit of this course examines instances of social action that are relatively simple and emerge naturally as the community-building process in a locality, cluster, or region advances. Within this context, participants gain insights into:

    • how the institute process creates conditions, at the level of the individual and at the level of culture, that are conducive to engagement in social action;
    • how social action emerges from natural stirrings at the grassroots;
    • how some of the initiatives that arise remain simple and last for just a short period, while others become more complex as they are sustained over time;
    • how acting within a shared conceptual framework allows the community to achieve coherence in its efforts;
    • how the institution of the Local Spiritual Assembly promotes and supports social action and assists the friends to avoid certain pitfalls;
    • and how the capacity to read social reality must consistently grow.

    Product Details

    • Developer: Ruhi Institute
    • Format: Softcover book; 60 pages
    • Dimensions: 216 x 280 mm;
    • Publisher: Ruhi Foundation
    • ISBN: 2370000764744
    • What is a Study Circle?
      A study circle begins whenever two or more individuals are ready to engage in the study of one of the courses of the Ruhi Institute. Participants in the study circle are led by a tutor whose role is not to act as an expert but as a facilitator. Participants in study circles are active participants in their own learning process.
    • How to request Institute materials?

      There are two stages of development for Institute materials, those that are officially published and those that are pre-published. Published materials can be purchased directly from this website. Pre-published materials and Published materials can be requested from the Institute Board via the 'Request Form' button above. This process assists to keep you connected to a learning process.

  • Resource Materials
    for Ruhi Book 13

    Engaging in social action is the focus of the thirteenth book in the Ruhi Institute’s sequence of courses.

    Ruhi Institute

    Bahá'ís everywhere are engaged in a global process of learning that is helping to build their capacity to apply the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh to the transformation of society. As a contribution to this learning process, the Ruhi Institute carries out action and research in the field, in order to develop programs and materials that enhance the capacity of individuals and communities to serve humanity.

    The main sequence of courses is organized so as to set the individual, whether Baha'i or not, on a path being defined by the accumulating experience of the community in its endeavour to open before humanity the vision of Baha'u'llah's World Order.

    The very notion of a path is, itself, indicative of the nature and purpose of the courses, for a path invites participation, it beckons to new horizons, it demands effort and movement, it accommodates different paces and strides, it is structured and defined. A path can be experienced and known, not only by one or two but by scores upon scores; it belongs to the community. To walk a path is a concept equally expressive. It requires of the individual volition and choice; it calls for a set of skills and abilities but also elicits certain qualities and attitudes; it necessitates a logical progression but admits, when needed, related lines of exploration; it may seem easy at the outset but becomes more challenging further along. And crucially, one walks the path in the company of others.

    Main Sequence Courses
    by the Ruhi Institute

    Junior Youth Group Branch Courses
    by the Ruhi Institute

    Junior Youth Program Modules - Baha'i Specific
    by the Ruhi Institute

    Childrens Class Teacher Courses
    by the Ruhi Institute