Program for the Twin Birthdays (The Bab and Baha’u’llah)

Click image for Program – graphic by Joe Paczkowski 

 

Giving Back in Madison, WI – The Baha’is of the US

 

This wonderful short video by The American Baha’i touches home for me.  Being from Wisconsin and having attended UW Madison myself, it is such a joy and inspiration to see this project taking place there.  This dynamic group of professional adult youths are making a difference in their community by empowering other teens at a local Junior High School and creating social change.  See more Service Projects videos HERE!

Lest We Ever Forget (Ridvan) – by Tricia Hague-Barrett

Today, we are about to commemorate the Declaration of Bahá’ulláh in the Garden of Ridvan, in Baghdad, Iraq.  All around the world, in little villages, hamlets and cities, the Baha’is are gathering.  In homes, halls, and even in the fields, they gather together in unity with their friends who help to commemorate this event.
   
However, we might do well to remember that the long journey to The Garden of Ridvan, did not go well for The Blessed beauty.  He was very frail, small in stature, having spent 4 months and 2 days in the ‘black pit’ in Iran, near the residence of The Shah of Iran, and His Blessed shoulders were covered in wounds from the famous chains that had cut almost through His bones. The vermin and disease rampant in such a filthy dungeon were unable to kill Him.   Read more

A Sense of Service

The American Baha’i – A Sense of Service

 

 

Something special is happening in the Castle Pines suburb of Denver, Colorado, in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the country.  The National Baha’i Centre of the US produced this short video about a year ago and highlights an eclectic group of kids aged 11 to 15 who gather together for a Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment group.  Led by two older teens, the Junior Youth discover the beauty of service to others. 

 

View more videos related to service and education.  HERE

The Day of the Covenant: Children’s Program – courtesy of Baha’i Children’s Class Ideas!

day94_small1Baha’i Children’s Class Ideas! offers a creative children’s program for the Day of the Covenant designed to help children learn about Baha’u’llah’s Covenant.  ‘Abdu’l-Bahá wanted Bahá’ís around the world to learn about Bahá’u’lláh’s Covenant, so He chose a day for us to reflect and learn about it: the Day of the Covenant. On this day, we give thanks and praise to God for the Covenant, and its role in protecting the Cause and ensuring its ultimate victory. We also remember ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s role as Centre of the Covenant, and His lifelong efforts to uphold the Covenant and lay the foundation for the Administrative Order described by His Father.
View the entire program and resources HERE