Social & Economic Development
The concept of social and economic development is enshrined in the sacred teachings of the Bahá’í Faith ~ The Universal House of Justice.
Social & Economic Development outlines this concept, the role of the Mashrikul-Adhkar (Bahá’í House of Worship) and what steps must be taken in the Bahá’í Community itself, with the friends endeavouring, through their application of spiritual principles, their rectitude of conduct and the practice of the art of consultation, to uplift themselves and thus become self-sufficient and self-reliant.
The Universal House of Justice writes that “these exertions will conduce to the preservation of human honour so desired by Bahá’u’lláh. In the process and as a consequence, the friends will undoubtedly extend the benefits of their efforts to society as a whole, until all all mankind achieves the progress intended by the Lord of the Age.”
Author: Office of Social and Economic Development.
Format: booklet, 65 pages.
Publisher: Bahá'í Publications Australia, 1988, reprint 1996.