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“At all times, contentment and moderation, benevolence and fellow feeling, sacrifice and reliance on the Almighty are qualities that befit the God-fearing soul.The Universal House of Justice, 1 March 2017, To the Bahá’ís of the World
The forces of materialism promote a quite contrary line of thinking: that happiness comes from constant acquisition, that the more one has the better, that worry for the environment is for another day.“
by Christine Muller
Are you decluttering your home? Remember that the production of things requires precious natural resources and contributes to environmental pollution and climate change, and often to human exploitation as well. So, when you don’t need things anymore, try to find others who would appreciate them. It’s again a win-win solution—what is environmentally sound is also directly beneficial for humans.
Do you have unused clothing, bakeware or other kitchen items, plant pots, fabrics, blankets, children’s toys etc.? Give them to friends or a charitable organization that will distribute or sell them at low cost. If clothing is torn or stained, you can recycle it. However, getting rid of things should not tempt us to buy new “stuff”.
“The Story of Stuff” (20 minute video)
“The Story of Stuff: A Baha’i-inspired Program for Youth” (website)