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‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s charter for sustainable development

The Secret of Divine Civilization was written by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to identify the means and causes of development and underdevelopment in the world. Although written in the second half of the 19th century in the context of the question Iran’s modernization, The Secret of Divine Civilization transcends the conditions of 19th century Iran. This sublime treatise offers a compelling and dynamic vision of development that addresses humanity’s material and spiritual aspirations and recommends policies, practices and institutions that can foster this development and promote universal peace.