Oneness of God
The Bahá’í community values a culture of ongoing learning for people of all ages regardless of social status or level of formal education. Spiritual fulfillment and the independent investigation of truth are considered to be the right and responsibility of every individual. Bahá’ís strive to contribute to the material and spiritual well-being of the wider community. The activities listed below are open to everyone and are opportunities for you to learn alongside us how to build a stronger, resilient, and more vibrant community.
Devotionals are varied in nature but at their core, consist of reading prayers and passages from the Bahá’í sacred writings as well as those of other faiths in an informal yet respectful atmosphere. There is no clergy in the Bahá’í Faith.
The word 'Fireside' is used to describe informal gatherings to have conversations about the Bahá’í Faith and matters that impact society. They are excellent opportunities to ask questions and learn how we can all work together to build a better community.
The aim of Bahá’í children’s classes is to nurture the tender hearts and minds of children by helping them to develop spiritual qualities and habits. Lessons include activities such as songs, stories, arts, crafts, and drama. Prayers and readings from the Bahá’í writings are also studied and memorized.
The Junior Youth Programme is for preteens and young teens and aims to help members work together to build a positive peer group, and develop a stronger desire to be of service to the community. It is not a religious education programme. The material is Bahá’í-inspired, however, which means that the books mention God and include prayers.
These are courses that help participants deepen their knowledge, strengthen spiritual qualities and attitudes, and develop habits that enable them to participate in activities that build stronger communities.