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Children and Youth Activities
Bahá’ís believe that moral, spiritual, and values-based training for children and youth is essential in order to empower them and allow them to develop a sense of purpose. Young people’s spiritual capacity, the basis for their own happiness and sense of well-being, is also a powerful force for meaningful social change.
Towards that goal, Bahá’í communities sponsor moral education classes for children and youth of all backgrounds. The classes seek to develop virtues such as trustworthiness, honesty, and justice. They aim to assist children and youth to achieve excellence in all aspects of life -material, intellectual, and spiritual.
“Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value,” wrote Bahá’u’lláh. “Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom.” Bahá’ís are working to bring forth these “treasures”—the nobility and beauty that are part of every person’s inborn nature, offering a healthy counterbalance to the flood of media messages that promote unthinking materialism.
The classes are offered in increasing numbers by Bahá’í communities around the world as a service to the greater community, to encourage children and youth to become strong, involved, tolerant “citizens of the world”.