Individual Responsibility

Individual responsibilities in becoming a Bahá’í include the requirement to be kind to all; to look at each person’s good points and ignore their bad ones; to reject prejudice; to treat all human beings as of equal worth; to “Prefer thy neighbour to thyself”. They include the need to support moves towards the imposition of limits on extreme personal wealth, and the removal of poverty. They include the responsibility to support a just government and to champion the oppressed. Bahá’ís can look to the example of `Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’u’lláh’s eldest son, who devoted a lifetime to promoting racial unity, helping the disadvantaged, and arguing for peace and disarmament.

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