a Global Society
In this Day,
Bahaullah said, humanity has collectively come of
age. He proclaimed that the time had arrived for the unity of
all peoples into a peaceful and integrated global society.
is but one country and mankind its citizens.
a global society to flourish, it must be built upon fundamental
principles that include:
in Diversity Universal acceptance of the principle of the
oneness of mankind is the first fundamental prerequisite for the
reorganisation and administration of world peace.
being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless
and until its unity is firmly established.
Justice - The Bahai scriptures offer a fresh approach to
address the extreme inequalities of wealth in human society and
a spiritual understanding of the purpose of economic growth.
of Women - Bahaullah proclaimed that men and women
equal in the sight of God. Recognition of this truth is fundamental
for a global
the reality of equality between men and women is fully established
and attained, the highest social development of mankind is not
Education - The Bahai scriptures state that every human
being has a fundamental right to an education, including the right
to learn to read and write.
man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can,
alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to
Environment and Development - The unrestrained exploitation of
natural resources is a symptom of an overall sickness of the human
spirit. Material development must serve not only the body, but
the mind and spirit as well.
Universal Auxiliary Language - Bahaullah urged humanity
to choose one auxiliary tongue that would be taught in all schools
in addition to the local native language, so that people could
understand each other anywhere they go on the planet.
is approaching when all the peoples of the world would have adopted
one universal language and one common script.
Federal System The Bahai Writings emphatically state
that for the first time in its history, humanity can and must
create an international federation capable of coordinating resources
and solving the problems facing the entire planet. Bahaullah
calls on all human beings to set their faces towards unity and
to allow its powerful healing effects to cure the ills of society.
is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.