A collective sustainability approach based on the Bahá’í principles

Momtazian, Legha ORCID: 0000-0001-8159-1663 (2023) A collective sustainability approach based on the Bahá’í principles. In: Faith traditions and sustainability: new views and practices for environmental protection. Management, change, strategy and positive leadership . Springer, Cham, pp. 209-225. ISBN 9783031412448

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Religion and sustainability initiatives have been at the forefront of academic debates with a number of differing perspectives. This chapter contributes to this emerging body of research and proposes a “collective sustainability framework”, drawn from the Bahá’í Faith. This framework enables an effective integration of various stakeholders, which benefits both the environment and the society at large, based on the scriptures of the Bahá’í Faith and practices of the Bahá’í community. Such a sustainability framework is built on the principles of justice for all, unity in diversity, unity between science and religion, high station of work, and cessation of war expenditure. The chapter concludes by proposing that such a collective sustainability framework can develop through a “value intersubjectivity” approach, to reflect the context and the environment it applies to. It can be employed in sustainability agendas as well as in organizational policy decisions and sustainability initiatives.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bahá’í faith; Sustainability framework; Unity in diversity; Justice; Peace and universal education; Value intersubjectivity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Rhiannon Goodland
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2023 11:43
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 11:45
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/13386

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