What Bahá’ís Do
Bahá’í Children Classes
In a world where the joy and innocence of childhood can be so easily overwhelmed by the aggressive pursuit of materialistic ends, the moral and spiritual education of children assumes vital importance. One of the important teachings of The Baha’i Faith concerns the education of children. We are taught that children are the most ‘precious treasure a community can possess, for in them are the promise and guarantee of the future’. It is the responsibility of families and the community to help children cultivate the gems they inherently possess, so they can be agents of positive change in the world now and in the future.
It is important to understand that Baha’i classes are not classes of indoctrination. The emphasis of the classes is on learning to think, to reflect and to apply spiritual laws to the life of the individual and society. Great attention is given to the development of spiritual qualities and to those beliefs, habits and behaviors that constitute the essential attributes of a spiritual being.
In Baha’i Children Classes lesson themes include:
Developing virtues and spiritual qualities such as trustworthiness, courtesy, generosity, kindness, perseverance, and cleanliness.
“The education of each child is compulsory. In addition to this wide-spread education each child must be taught a profession, art, or trade, so that every member of the community will be enabled to earn his own livelihood. Work done in the spirit of service is the highest form of worship.”
- ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, on Divine Philosophy,p. 83
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