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

– Bahá’í Writings

As part of its efforts to contribute to social transformation, the Bahá’ís of India participate in public discourses related to the betterment of society. Working shoulder to shoulder with various groups and organizations, the community strives to contribute to the advancement of thought in areas such as the equality of women and men, the role of religion in advancing the common good, media and social cohesion, peace, good governance, well-being of families and development.

The Office of Public Affairs of the Bahá’ís of India as an official representative of the Indian Bahá’í community, collaborates with other social actors in finding unifying and constructive approaches to advancing thought in a range of areas vital to social progress. The Office is located at the National Bahá’í Centre and has a presence for public information at the Bahá’í House of Worship in New Delhi.

Focus Areas

role of religion

Role of Religion

Over the past few years, the Office of Public Affairs has been engaging in conversations with various actors exploring how the spiritual teachings of religion can be applied for the betterment of society.

advancement of women

Advancement of Women

The equality between women and men is one of the fundamental principles derived from the conviction in the oneness of humankind as a spiritual reality.

media and society

Media and Society

The role of the media in building a united and just society has been the subject of ongoing conversations with media practitioners and media educators.

the well-being of children

The Well-being of Children

The protection and well-being of children is a trust for which the rest of the society is responsible.

situation of the baha'is  in iran and yemen

Situation of the Bahá’ís in Iran and Yemen

The Office of Public Affairs represents the Bahá’í community of India in communications with the government and civil society concerning the persecution of Bahá’ís in Iran and Yemen.

For more than four decades, the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has persecuted Iranian Bahá’ís, who comprise the country’s largest non-Muslim religious minority.

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