The Baha'i World
The creation of a peaceful global society
that fosters both individual and collective well-being is at the heart of the
Bahá'í vision of the future. Within the framework of a growing community
concerned with moral and spiritual transformation, social and economic
development is one expression of the Bahá'í commitment to realizing this
The worldwide Bahá'í community, as an organic whole, transcends divisions
prevalent in society today, such as "North" and "South",
"developed" and "underdeveloped". Social and economic
development efforts are undertaken by Bahá'ís everywhere. Every individual is a potential contributor to this process.
Go to 'Social Action', click on 'Social and Economic Development'
Bahá’í Agency for Social and Economic Development (UK)
Papers on a Conference on Social and Economic
Development and the Environment
'Practical Applications of Spiritual Principles'
One Country, the newsletter of the Bahá'í International Community, is a publication of the
Office of Public Information of the Bahá'í International Community.
The Bahá'í International Community is an international
non-governmental organization which encompasses and represents the worldwide
membership of the Bahá'í Faith.
Coalition for Economic Justice
a project of Canadian churches working together for a just, moral and
sustainable "economy of hope".
ECEJ carries out a variety of activities:
- Research and policy analysis
- Education and Leadership Development
- Linking to social justice movements
The Debt of Developing Countries
Structural Adjustment Policies (SAPs)
Currency Transaction Tax
The Franciscan Family is present as a non-governmental organization (NGO) at
the United Nations under the title of Franciscans International:
A Network of the Franciscan Family collaborating on world issues
A Forum for the poor to have a voice at the United Nations
A Place where the Franciscan Family and the 185 UN representatives of the member
states, the UN civil servants and other NGO's can share the heritage of Saints
Francis and Clare: peace
A Clearinghouse of UN information on global concerns vital to the Franciscan
Family in its global mission in the world.
|International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity
CIDSE (International Cooperation for Development and
Solidarity) is a network of catholic development organizations in 16 different
countries. One of the major activities of this network is advocacy and lobby
work on social development issues.
CIDSE aims to be an effective and strong
voice in international fora, articulating a clear analysis of world poverty and
structural injustices, through advocacy
and lobbying work. Its advocacy work currently focuses on debt and structural
adjustment, social development (Copenhagen +5), policy coherence, peace building
Muslim Aid, an international NGO with head quarters in the
World Conference on Religion and Peace
Founded in 1970, the World Conference on Religion and
Peace (WCRP) is organized on an international, regional and national basis, on
every continent, and in some of the most troubled places on earth. WCRP is based
on the principle of profound respect for religious differences, and is solely
dedicated to multireligious cooperation for peace.
Links to Faith and Interfaith Sites /
World Council of Churches
|Association of World Council of Churches related
Development Organisations in Europe
Set up in 1990, APRODEV aims to represent 14 European development aid
agencies to the European Union and to strengthen cooperation between its
Working on the following issues:
development aid policies
and development cooperation
World Faiths Development Dialogue
The World Faiths Development Dialogue is a dialogue
between people of the world's religious or spiritual communities and the World
Bank, on the subject of poverty and development. It arose at a conference of
religious leaders, held in London in February 1998 and jointly chaired by the
Archbishop of Canterbury and Mr. James Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank.