Children's Classes

What are Bahá'í Childrens classes?

  Children are the most precious resource a community has. Like young  trees,  children grow and develop in whatever way they are trained and  according to the influences they experience. Bahá'í spiritual education  for children is intended to nurture spiritually vibrant and healthy  young people who will grow up without prejudice and with a positive,  powerful sense that they are important to God and have a role to play in serving humanity.

  Weekly  children's classes are hosted by several Bahá'í communities. In  addition to developing virtues, participants learn about the history,  principles and central figures of  the Bahá'í Faith; the lives and  teachings of the founders of  the major  world religions; and the  importance of prayer in daily living. 


Photo courtesy of Sherry Roberts, Tortola


Photo courtesy of Tony Scimeca


Photo courtesy of Houshmand Aghdasi, St. Croix


Photo courtesy of Houshmand Aghdasi, St. Croix

O God! Educate these children. These children are the plants of Thine orchard, the flowers of Thy meadow, the roses of Thy garden. Let Thy rain fall upon them; let the Sun of Reality shine upon them with Thy love. Let Thy breeze refresh them in order that they may be trained,  grow and develop, and appear in the utmost beauty. Thou art the Giver. Thou art the Compassionate.

 Baha'i Prayers, p. 34

O Thou kind Lord! These lovely children are the handiwork of the fingers of Thy might and the wondrous signs of Thy greatness. O God! Protect these children, graciously assist them to be educated and enable them to render service to the world of humanity. O God! These children are pearls, cause them to be nurtured within the shell of Thy loving-kindness.

Thou art the Bountiful, the All-Loving.

Baha'i Prayers, p. 33


Photo courtesy of Alan Smith, St. John


Photo courtesy of Alan Smith, St. John


Photo courtesy of Cathy Von Gonten,  St. Thomas

For more information about Bahá'í Activities in the Virgin Islands Contact:

St Thomas:  sttlsa.bahaivi@yahoo.com

St John:  stjlsa.bahaivi@yahoo.com

St. Croix:  fstedlsa.bahaivi@yahoo.com (Frederiksted)

Or  cstedlsa.bahaivi@yahoo.com (Christiansted)

In the BVI: surobertsbvi@yahoo.ca

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Island Graphic by:

 Jai Kenyatta-Anderson