extensively on quotation from the Bahá'í sacred writings like “Say: O brethern!
Let deeds, not words, be your adorning,” and “A kindly tongue is the lodestone
of the hearts of men,” Bahá'í study circles feature a series of workbooks
designed to draw out human qualities that impact positive personal and social
change. The first workbook is entitled "Reflection on the Life of the Spirit."
addition to practicing private prayer and meditation, Bahá'ís gather in their
homes and communities for collective worship. Devotional gatherings are
scheduled regularly to share a devotional spirit of joy, love and fellowship.
Readings are taken from the Bahá'í writings and the scriptures of Christianity,
Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism and Buddhism. Participants are
encouraged to bring their prayer books or favorite passages from the scriptures
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Children are the most precious resource a community has. Like young trees,
children grow and develop in whatever way they are trained and according to the
influences they experience. Bahá'í spiritual education for children is intended
to nurture spiritually vibrant and healthy young people who will grow up without
prejudice and with a positive, powerful sense that they are important to God and
have a role to play in serving humanity.
Junior Youth Empowerment Programs
Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program is a global initiative aimed at
endowing youth ages 12-14 with the ability to recognize the spiritual
significance of their actions and words. As members of a junior youth group in
their own neighborhood, middle school-aged youth work together to develop the
skills and attitudes necessary to become agents of change, beginning to
understand that they have the ability to transform their own lives. Working
together with their group leaders, group members identify service opportunities
in their communities, allowing them the chance to continue to increase their
capabilities and strengthen their bonds with each other and the community in
which they live.