Bahá'ísengage in a variety of community-building activities to strengthen the spiritual, social and intellectual capacities of people to engage in meaningful service to their communities.
These activities are offered by Bahá'ícommunities around the world and they involve people of all ages and backgrounds, regardless of religion, who share a common purpose: to promote the welfare and wellbeing of the whole.
“Children are the most precious treasure a community can possess, for in them are the promise and guarantee of the future.” — The Universal House of Justice
Children's Classes for ages 6 – 11 nurture the tender hearts and minds of children through prayers and quotations, stories, songs, games, and art. These classes help draw out spiritual virtues which lay the foundation of a noble and upright character.
“...help young people form a strong moral identity in their early adolescent years and empower them to contribute to the well-being of their communities.”— The Universal House of Justice
Junior Youth Groups are for young people ages 11 to 15 and are designed to provide an environment of mutual support in which they can develop the spiritual perceptions, patterns of thought and behavior that will characterize them throughout their lives.
“The stronger the ties of fellowship and solidarity amongst men, the greater will be the power of constructiveness and accomplishment in all the planes of human activity.” — ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Study Circles are formed to discuss topics on spiritual matters and strengthen our individual capacities to be of service to our communities. The Ruhi Institute materials allow for reflection on themes such as the power of prayer, life after death and the nature of the soul. Service to others is associated with each book.