An Assembly must protect the Faith and neither blindly accuse nor blindly defend one of its members....
(Shoghi Effendi, The Compilation of Compilations vol II, p. 51)
Because a person is accused does not necessarily prove that he or she is guilty; and the administrative bodies cannot be too careful in such matters.
(Shoghi Effendi, The Light of Divine Guidance v II, p. 129-130)
Because of such an attitude, as also because of our refusal to become involved in politics, Bahá’ís are often accused of holding aloof from the ‘real problems’ of their fellow-men. But when we hear this accusation let us not forget that those who make it are usually idealistic materialists to whom material good is the only ‘real’ good, whereas we know that the working of the material world is merely a reflection of spiritual conditions and until the spiritual conditions can be changed there can be no lasting change for the better in material affairs.
(Universal House of Justice, Lights of Guidance, p. 123)