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Posted by Jonah on September 18, 2101 at 01:10:36:

In Reply to: Social and Economic Development sites?? posted by Misagh on September 16, 2101 at 12:51:50:

I just found this on Dr. Rodney Clarken's website,

Website Reading List


A few sites on Sustainable Development topics including a special Focus on FUNDAEC principles

THE SECRET OF DIVINE CIVILIZATION by 'Abdu'l-Baha is a basic book to read as background for understanding Baha'i principles of development.

Following are few sites on the World Wide Web where some pertinent papers may be found.


  1. The projects of FUNDAEC
  1. The El Camino Fund: (& Good explanation of SAT) Promoting Village-Based Sustainable Social Economic Development in the Velez Province of Santander, Colombia
  1. The Prosperity of Humankind - The Universal House of Justice
    3-page summary
    Prosperity of Humankind Study guide (Canada)
  1. Baha'i Statement on Social and Economic Development- Sept. 1993 Approved by Universal House of Justice
  1. A statement on International Legislation for Environment and Development by the Bahá'í International Community
  1. Unity and Consultation-Foundations of Sustainable Development, A Statement by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States, 1994
  1. Sustainable Development and the Human (Rio reprint by UK in '96)
  1. Women and Men: Partnership for a Healthy (BIC reprint by UK
  1. The Ruhi Institute: Statement of Purpose and Methods
  1. The Badí' Foundation (Institutions, Capacities,.... Esp. Chinese)
  1. Subject: Sustainability from 3rd world perspective Richard Tinsley. Prepared for a lecture in Bangkok, Thailand]

ONE COUNTRY MAGAZINE SITE (Baha'i International Community):

  1. FUNDAEC: Not a typical development foundation
  1. FUNDAEC New approaches to rural development
  1. The Importance of Agriculture - One Country, Volume 8, Issue 2 July- September 1996
  1. The Microcredit Summit: NGOs host a world-class meeting (cassava example too)
  1. Rural learning helps stem urban migration - Volume 7, Issue 4 March -January 1996


  1. Baha'i Statements on Environment and Development
  1. Sustainable Communities in an Integrating World - Based on a concept paper shared at the Second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II). Istanbul, Turkey -14 June 1996
  1. Toward a Development Paradigm for the 21st Century Comments on the Draft Declaration and Draft Programme of Action for Social Development (A/CONF.166/PC/L.13) presented at the second session of the Preparatory Committee for the World Summit for Social Development, New York, USA 22 August-2 September 1994
  1. Human Rights and Extreme Poverty Statement to the United Nations Sub-Commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities Geneva, Switzerland August 1994


  1. Eco Ag Service - Baha'i-inspired organization with a focus on community based agriculture. Also Compilation of the Writings on Agriculture and Development
  1. Baha'i Vocational Institute for Rural Women Indore India
  1. The Spiritual Dimensions of Microfinance: Towards a Just Civilization and Sustainable Economy by Barbara J. Rodey
  1. Microcredit Summit (Including news, many microcredit councils)
  1. Earth Charter Statement by the Bahá'í International Community .

The above 25 links were compiled by Bill Thompson and Winnie Merritt ,5/98
Revised wjm 9/98; email: