For more than 20 years, the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States has been part of a collective effort toward U.S. ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child — a legally binding international agreement that protects the civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights of children [...]
The “Virtues in the Park” Summer Reading Program continues through July 28 with special emphasis on the importance of virtues (patience, friendship, cooperation, etc.). Over 50-60 children have participated in the readings in the past couple weeks. The program is designed for children ages 5 to 10 with readings followed by discussion, songs and games. Each session [...]
Registration is now open for the Oregon Badasht Bahá’í Summer School, August 10-15, 2010. All are welcome to attend. The theme for the conference is “Choose For Yourself a Noble Goal.” This year’s Badasht Bahá’í Summer School promises to be a truly distinctive experience. There will be workshops for all age groups and the schedule is designed to foster the “building of spiritual community.”
In August, the Spiritual Virtues Summer Camp will take place once again at the Beaverton Baha’i Center. This camp teaches children about various virtues from the myriad of faith traditions, helps them explore these virtues through the arts and learn how to implement them in their daily lives. Parents are also welcome to participate. The camp will take place August 2-5, 2010.
As part of the Bahá’í Ayyam-i-Ha celebrations, the Bahá’ís of Portland held a party for children of all ages on Sunday, February 28th at the Portland Bahá’í Center. Prayers and readings from the Bahá’í Writings were shared, focusing on the importance of generosity and taking care of the poor. Music included songs from an old-time [...]
He was ready to call it a night when the wheels started turning. Bobby Picker Jr. jumped out of bed, grabbed some graph paper, and began to draw. “It was very linear when I first started, but now it’s a beautiful piece of artwork,” he said about his creation. It’s called Gems of Virtues, a [...]
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Little Tina Rose Wome came into the world on 28 January in a makeshift clinic, fashioned from a classroom at the Anis Zunuzi Baha’i School on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. An entire team of visiting doctors and nurses was on hand for her arrival – the first birth at the school in [...]