spiritual education

Children and adults talking about their experiences with children's classes

What I Learned from Baha’i Children’s Classes


For over a century, Baha’is in the United States have offered spiritual education to Baha’i children. Today, Baha’is are partnering with their neighbors and friends to offer spiritual education to children of all backgrounds.  “Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and [...]

Community Building: It’s a Family Affair


Oberlin, Ohio: Danna Mitchell and Angela Padilla both thought they were the only Baha’is in town. A series of coincidences led the two of them to each other, and a whole new Baha’i Community sprung up in this progressive college town.

Winter Virtues Camp


Following the great success of this year’s summer camp, the Bahá’í Community of Beaverton is offering a Virtues Winter Camp for children ages 4 to 12. All are welcome! Monday and Tuesday December 27 – 28, 2010 9:30 am to 1:00 pm Beaverton Baha’i Center Participants will be welcomed into a warm and accepting space [...]

Beaverton Baha’i family share cookies and faith with elementary school staff


By Kay Kelly At a recent PTO meeting for Erroll Hassell Elementary School, our principal, Dr. Clemens-Brower, began explaining about the upcoming Cultural Week at the school. The children would be learning about different cultures in various ways throughout the week, including a family night of numerous cultures experienced through art and music. She also [...]

Virtues in today’s society

News, Perspectives

by Anita Cleven Children live in a society where their moral character is constantly tested with worldly desires, selfish thoughts, and vain imaginings. According to the US Surgeon General, almost one out of every three (sixteen to seventeen year olds) in the United States reports that he or she has participated in acts of serious [...]

37th annual Baha’i Summer School a resounding success


The Oregon Badasht Bahá’í School took place August 10-15, 2010 with more than 140 in attendance from all ages (2 to 77). The school’s goals included “building spiritual community” and “creating an atmosphere conducive to the power of unity.”

Summer Reading Program Continues at Mill Pond Park


 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 [...]

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