Baha'i Seven Year Plan
Following the ARC/UNDP Windsor Event in November 2009, the Baha'i launched their Seven Year Plan to protect the living planet. As UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon reminded the faiths "You can, and do, inspire people to change".
The Baha'i' Plan stresses that the most effective method to raise the consciousness of the worldwide Bahá’í community on the subject of climate change and to engage them in acts of service related to environmental sustainability is to develop a course to explore the relationship of humans to the environment as articulated in the Bahá’í Sacred Writings.
This course would not simply be aimed at increasing knowledge on the subject but would build the capacity of participants to engage in acts of service related to environmental sustainability. Similarly, the programs for children and young people would include material on climate change and emphasise the contribution younger generations can make and are making to address the climate crisis.
The plan encourages, amongst other activities:
- holding devotional gatherings on the theme of ‘care of the earth’
- children’s classes offering acts of service to their communities. Activities could include planting a community garden, cleaning up a stream or river.
- study, action and reflection resulting in a framework for real action on the subject of climate change.
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