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Social Action

Baha’i social action efforts seek to promote the social and material well-being of people of all walks of life, whatever their beliefs or background. Such efforts are motivated by the desire to serve humanity and contribute to constructive social change.

Whether modest or more complex in nature, these efforts tend to emerge out of growing collective consciousness, and are carried out by a group of individuals who are passionate about effecting change in their neighbourhoods through the application of the Baha’u’llah’s teachings. Initiatives may be related to a variety of fields including health, sanitation, education, agriculture or environmental protection and aim to improve some aspect of the life of the local population.

While some social action efforts are short-term and of a fixed duration, in a few cases, those engaged in grassroots social action are able to extend the range of their activities in an organic fashion, with their efforts evolving into projects of a more sustained nature and with an administrative structure.

In this collection, we showcase the social action endeavours unfolding across Australia, in neighbourhoods, cities and schools everywhere, as people of all ages rally together to make a change to the conditions of their surroundings.

Be anxiously concerned with the needs of the age ye live in, and centre your deliberations on its exigencies and requirements.


In this Collection ...


An insight into life on the streets: Darwin’s junior youth deliver meals to those sleeping rough

When Darwin’s Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program (JYSEP) group rallied together to think up their summer service project, “it was hard to find just one that everyone agreed ...


Ballarat junior youth support those addressing homelessness and food insecurity

A junior youth group in Ballarat, Victoria has focused its latest service project on housing and food insecurity at a time when the region’s social services are under increased pressure.  The ...

Mosman Park

Empowering women, reading reality and blurring the socio-economic divide: The Sisterhood of Mosman Park 

The focus of the Mosman Park Sisterhood is simple yet profound – to respond to the needs and aspirations of the women in the neighbourhood.  “The purpose of the Sisterhood is to create a regular ...


Homework club fosters love of learning in Gracemere

Nicky Cody has been engaged in the community-building process at Gracemere, south of Rockhampton, for several years. Building chook pens, helping in the community garden, guiding the homework and ...

Bahareh Khademi

Open Mic Night celebrates impact of the arts

A new initiative in the Gold Coast is celebrating the creative talents of people of all ages, encouraging friends to move outside their comfort zone and celebrating the impact of the arts. The ...

Sonia and Zahra

Perth’s youth rally around those experiencing homelessness

Two of Perth’s dynamic youth recently joined forces to rally the community together in support of those experiencing homelessness across the city.  Sonia Raisi and Zahra Vink, from the ...