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||The Office of Social and Economic Development is opened at the Bahá’í World Centre. [AWH8; BBD70; BBRSM154; BW19:58; VV78]
- See BW19:351–5 for a survey of Bahá’í social and economic projects.
||Office of Social and Economic Development; Social and economic development; Social action
|1983 20 Oct
||The Universal House of Justice calls on individuals and Bahá'í communities to apply the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh systematically to the problems of their societies. This seminal statement points to the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh as a source of order in the world, asserts the coherence of the spiritual and the material dimensions of human life, praises the social and economic progress achieved by the Bahá'í community of Iran, announces the establishment of the Office of Social and Economic Development at the World Centre and defines the role of various Bahá'í agencies in fostering development. [Message from the Universal House of Justice dated 20 October, 1983, Mess63-86p602-603,AWH6–10; BW19:153, BW92-93pg229-245]
- For the response of the Bahá’í world to the letter see BW19:112–13.
- See also Vick, Social and Economic Development: A Bahá’í Approach.
||Social and economic development; Social action; Office of Social and Economic Development; UHJ