In Service to the Common Good: Baha'i Youth in Their Own Words
Product Code: ISCGBY
Publisher: National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States
Availability: In stock.
"..is there any deed in the world that would be nobler than service to the common good?" -Abdul-Baha
When asked to choose from a list of goals for their lives in the future, nine out of ten young Baha'is say "doing service". In Service to the Commong Good: Baha'i Youth in Their Own Words offers examples of how youth around the world have made positive impacts on communities, as well as within the lives of individuals.
In 2005 a task force of volunteers, mainly young adults, were asked by the National Spiritual Assembly to continue the narrative about Baha'is and social action, which begun in 2004 and published as In Service to the Common Good: The American Baha'i Community's Commitment to Social Change. This narrative focused on their views of the world and their place within it; and the role they are playing or preparing to play in promoting social change. Over the span of nine months, the thoughts and feelings of Baha'i youth and young adults aged fifteen to twenty-two were compiled via internet and telephone surveys. Over 1000 youth responded including those associated with organized programs of service and development. Among the many responses recieved, the youth believed that "helping others" is a big part of the definition of service. And they realized that their involvement in addressing world issues such as poverty, racism, environmental destruction, terorism, war, AIDS and the need for world peace is crucial.
This brochure is sure to inspire anyone who has ever considered being of service.