Social and economic development (SED) is emerging as a primary vehicle through which Bahá’ís translate their Faith’s spiritual and humanitarian principles into practical action. In this dynamic new compilation, we gain insight into why Bahá’u’lláh encourages a “special regard” for agriculture as an enterprise that “unquestionably precedeth” all others. Indeed, we find that world peace itself cannot be fully secured until the pivotal role of agriculture is recognized and implemented.
“Every man of discernment, while walking upon the earth, feeleth indeed abashed, inasmuch as he is fully aware that the thing which is the source of his prosperity, his wealth, his might, his exaltation, his advancement and power is, as ordained by God, the very earth which is trodden beneath the feet of all men.”
– Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 44