Words revealed by Bahá'u'lláh

O SON OF MAN! Humble thyself before Me, that I may graciously visit thee. Arise for the triumph of My cause, that while yet on earth thou mayest obtain the victory.

Sunday, April 28, 2013


Important News:



IRAN UPDATE

For a special website on JUST the persecution of the Bahá’ís in Iran, the US National Spiritual Assembly has created a special webpage with up-to-the-minute information. You can go to this website by click here.

Connect directly with the Bahá’í World News Service to find out about the latest developments concerning the privation of Human Rights to the Bahá’ís and persecution in Iran and other locations.
Click here.

 

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“We cannot segregate the human heart from the environment outside us and say that once one of these is reformed everything will be improved. Man is organic with the world. His inner life moulds the environment and is itself also deeply affected by it. The one acts upon the other and every abiding change in the life of man is the result of these mutual reactions.” — from a letter on behalf of Shoghi Effendi
 
Why is climate change an issue the Baha’i Faith should address?
A: Baha’u’llah admonished His followers, “Be anxiously concerned with the needs of the age ye live in, and center your deliberations on its exigencies and requirements.” The Baha’i International Community in a 2008 thought piece noted, “The discourse on climate change has become a core part of informed debates about the future direction of the affairs of humankind. Authoritative assessments that global warming is ‘unequivocal’ and directly linked to human activity; that it constitutes the ‘widest-ranging market failure ever seen’; and that it represents the ‘defining human development challenge of the 21st century’ — have seized the attention of governments and peoples alike.”
It further pointed out that climate change is more than a technical or scientific challenge. At its core, it is a moral challenge raising questions of equity and justice. These difficult questions must be addressed if humanity is to devise an effective and lasting solution to the problem. The paper emphasized, “The principle of the oneness of humankind must become the ruling principle of international life.” Shoghi Effendi referred to this principle as “the pivot round which all the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh revolve.” It implies the need for profound changes at the level of the individual, the community, the nations and the institutions of the world.

more information: http://www.bahai.us/2010/09/22/faq-why-act-on-climate-change-now/

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