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We are Bahá'ís, and members of the Bahá'í world community, the second most widespread of the world's independent religions, established in 235 countries and territories throughout the world. Embracing people from more than 2,100 ethnic, racial, and tribal groups and number some 5 million worldwide, it is quite likely the most diverse organized body of people on the planet. Its unity challenges prevailing theories about human nature and the prospects for our common future.

 The convocation of 114 youth conferences around the world

With joy and humble gratitude to the Blessed Beauty, we announce that the Youth Conference held in Kadugannawa, (Kandy) on the 19, 20 & 21of August 2013, was a great success and the results were beyond our expectations. It was a great learning experience. 650 youths enthusiastically participated and contributed to the programs.

For more Information Visit us on Official website for Kadugannwa Youth Conference

Baha’i Faith in Sri Lanka

The Bahá'í Faith was first established in Sri Lanka in the 1950s. Since that time, increasing numbers of people throughout the country have been finding inspiration and guidance in the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh. Here, members of the Bahá’í community are working together with their neighbors and friends to promote and contribute to the well-being and progress of society. In urban centres and rural villages, in homes and schools, citizens of all backgrounds, classes and ages are participating in a dynamic pattern of life, taking part in activities which are, at once, spiritual, social and educational.

Many community building activities that address society’s needs in both their spiritual and material dimensions are underway in Sri Lanka. Among the principles that inspire them are the oneness of humanity, the need for universal education and the elimination of all forms of prejudice. In Sri Lanka, the Bahá’ís and their growing numbers of friends offer opportunities to study and reflect upon spiritual topics, arrange meetings for communal worship, and provide classes for children and youth, emphasizing moral education.

Community Building Activities of the Baha'is

Inspired by the teachings of Baha'u'llah and the guidance of the Baha'i institutions, Baha'is of Sri Lankafollow a systematic pattern of human resource development in a seamless fashion building capacities of individuals from different age groups and different walks of life to enable them to lead a life of service to society.
The experience and learning of the Baha'is of Sri Lanka, credence to the fact that human beings are born noble and that it is the word of God which is endowed with that regenerative power- understanding of which helps one to engage in an enduring path of spiritual and social transformation. The activities that drive this process are:

  • meetings that strengthen the devotional character of the community;
  • classes that nurture the tender hearts and minds of children;
  • groups that channel the surging energies of junior youth;
  • circle of study, open to all, that enable people of varied backgrounds to advance on equal footing and explore the application of the teachings to their individual and collective lives.


 Participatory Group Study

Collaborative Study for Individual and Social Transformation

Today in Sri Lankan thousands of people are engaged in a systematic study of the words of God, in an environment that is at once serious and uplifting. As they strive to apply through a process of action, reflection and consultation the insights they gained, they see their capacity to serve society rise to new levels.

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 Spiritual Education of Children

Aware of the aspirations of the children of the world and their need for spiritual education, the Baha'is extend their efforts widely to involve ever-growing contingents of participants in classes that become centres of attraction for the young and strengthen the roots of spirituality and social action in society. Children are helped to realize that they are world citizens and that it is their moral duty to serve others irrespective of their caste, colour or creed.
Children are the most precious resource a community has. Baha'is believe that spiritual, social and intelectual training for children is essential in order to nurture their capacities to make positive and responsible choices in life.

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  Devotional Gatherings

Responding to the inmost longing of every heart to commune with its Maker, the Baha'is carry out acts of collective worship in diverse settings, uniting with people of other Faiths in prayer, awakening spiritual susceptibilities, and shaping a pattern of life distinguished for its devotional character.

The Word of God, provides inspiration, rejuvenates souls, gladdens hearts, and renews one’s sense of purpose.

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 Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment

The programme for the spiritual empowerment of junior youth is another expression of cultural advance in the Baha'i community, and it is spreading rapidly in different parts of the country.  While global trends project an image of this age group as problematic, lost in the throes of tumultuous physical and emotional change, unresponsive and self-consumed, the Baha'i community - in the language it employs and the approaches it adopts - is moving decidedly in the opposite direction, seeing in junior youth instead altruism, an acute sense of justice, eagerness to learn about the universe and a desire to contribute to the construction of a better world.

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