The Bahá’í community’s efforts in social action seek to promote the well-being of people of all walks of life, whatever their beliefs or background. Such efforts are motivated by the desire to serve humanity and contribute to constructive social change.
Social action is pursued with the conviction that every population should be able to shape the path of its own progress. Issues of social and economic development can be complex, and the efforts of Australian Bahá’ís to engage in social action to date are, by comparison, modest. Initiatives often emerge out of the consultations about local conditions in youth groups or at community gatherings.
Most begin as simple projects with a fixed duration, carried out by small groups of individuals residing in a locality. Some become sustained and gradually grow, sometimes reinforced by the work of an established Bahá’í-inspired organisation. They may be related to any one of a variety of fields, such as health, education or environmental protection. Whatever their nature, they aim to improve some aspect of the life of the local community.
For details of service projects that you can participate in Brisbane, please refer to the calendar of events.