Be anxiously concerned with the needs of the age ye live in, and center your deliberations on its exigencies and requirements.

The Bahá’í community’s commitment to social and economic development is rooted in its sacred scriptures, which state that all human beings “have been created to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization.”

Bahá’u’lláh wrote, “Be anxiously concerned with the needs of the age ye live in, and center your deliberations on its exigencies and requirements.”

Fundamental to Bahá’í belief is the conviction that every person, every people, every nation has a part to play in building a peaceful and prosperous global society.

Bahá’u’lláh wrote, “Take ye counsel together, and let your concern be only for that which profiteth mankind and bettereth the condition thereof . . .”

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