Children’s Classes

Children’s Spiritual Development

“Children are the most precious treasure a community can posses for in them are the promise and guarantee of the future”

“Take the utmost care to give children high ideals and goals, so that once they come of age, they will cast their beams like brilliant candles on the world”

                                                                                                             – Bahá’í Writings

Teaching children spiritual education in the neighbourhood class

SPIRITUAL EDUCATION

In our present-day society, amidst tendencies toward self-gratification, materialism and intergroup conflict; there is a yearning for spiritual values, peace, harmony and justice.

Bahá’í Children’s Education addresses the spiritual and moral aspects of children’s development, to enable them to acquire positive qualities of character and high ideals which are essential for fulfilment in life.

These classes aim to nurture the hearts and minds of children. The emphasis is on helping children learn to reflect on and apply spiritual principles, such as love, unity and justice, to their own lives and to the lives of those around them.

Based on the teachings of Baha’u’llah, the Founder of the Baha’i Faith, the classes seek to inspire in children a love of God and His Messengers, and of humanity in all its diversity.

Preparation for fulfilment in life

Childhood and youth are the best time in life for forming character and developing spiritual qualities, and so it is essential that children learn more than just academic subjects.  Intellectual training is most effective when balanced with moral education and spiritual development. Bahá’í Children’s Education works toward creating that balance.

 

Curriculum

Bahá’í Children’s Education is based on the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith and focuses on the knowledge and love of God, on Bahá’í principles which promote unity and spiritual happiness, and on personal virtues such as honesty, love, trustworthiness, kindness and cooperation with others.

The principle of the oneness of humanity in particular emphasizes freedom from prejudice and enables children to appreciate the diversity of the human race.  Stories music, games and art activities, as well as prayer, are integral parts of the classes.

 

Availability

Bahá’í Education is available in neighbourhood classes and in many state schools through the Special Religious Education program.  Neighbourhood classes are currently running in Blaxland and Springwood.  Scripture classes are running in the following Public Schools: Springwood, Faulconbridge, Ellison, Hazelbrook and Winmalee.  For more information on these classes please contact: 4739-6134

“Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable vale.  Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom”

                                                                                                                  – Bahá’í Writings