The talk briefly surveys the history of the presentation of Bahá’í thought in the public sphere, bearing on the betterment of the world. A common overarching conceptual framework guides the various endeavours of the community in terms of both method and content. This presentation seeks to explore how that framework finds expression through Bahá’í participation in the discourses of society. A further area of exploration is the distinctive nature of the contribution of each of the Plan’s three protagonists—the individual, the community, and the institutions—to involvement in public discourse.
Shahriar Razavi currently serves as a member of the Universal House of Justice, the international governing body of the Bahá’í Faith, to which he was elected in 2008.