Vol. 26 No. 4 (2016)
The Intellectual Life of the Bahá’í Community

For Bahá’ís who are presently in-volved in the activities prescribed in the plans created for this very purpose by the Universal House of Justice, the roiling tempest becomes incrementally less distracting the more we focus our attention and energies on the framework and strategies for con-structing vibrant and spiritually ori-ented communities from the ground up. These communities—purposely spread throughout the world—will in time become the global civilization that will embrace, nurture, and guide by example the collection of nation-states throughout the world.