Individual and Community Core Values

"Let your vision be world embracing. . ."


Area NWOhio Baha’is and Friends of the Baha’i Community using Consultation to address opportunities.

"O ye children of men! The fundamental purpose animating the Faith of God and his religion is to safeguard the interests and promote the unity of the human race, and to foster the spirit of love and fellowship amongst men."

Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh

The core principles governing our individual and community conduct are taken from the United Nations Global Compact and the statement from the International Environmental Forum - "Principles and Indicators for a Green Economy".


Principle 1: Individuals and their community should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights, and

Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


Principle 3: Individuals and their community should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;

Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor;

Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labor; and

Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


Principle 7: Individuals and their community should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;

Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and

Principle 9: encourage the development, diffusion, and use of environmentally friendly technologies.


Principle 10: Individuals and their community should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.


Principle 11: Individuals and their community should reduce the amount of social, environmental, and economic harm done when engaged in any form of economic activity.

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Area NWOhio Baha’is practicing Social Action

gathering of community members sitting in a living room

NWOhio Area Baha’is taking part in study and application of Scriptures

a man and woman attending a community event

Baha’is active in making their communities a better place to be

community members gather in a living room

Baha’is and Friends of the Baha’i Community coming together for celebration