The situation for Bahá’ís in Iran is still dire, but you can make a
difference. A resolution condemning the Islamic Republic for its
treatment of Bahá’ís just passed the House of Representatives, and The
Senate Foreign Relations Committee is currently reviewing a related
bill. One of our senators, Kirsten Gillibrand, is a member of the this
The Baha'i teachings prescribe daily prayer and intimate communion with God as the foundation for a life devoted to spiritual advancement and service to humanity. In addition to practicing private prayer and meditation, Baha'is gather in their homes and communities for collective worship.
Since its inception, the Ruhi Institute has attached special importance
to its work with youth aged 12 to 15; specifically, it has sought to
understand the dynamics of maintaining small groups in local communities
that offer a setting in which young people can discuss ideas and form a
strong moral identity.
Lessons for Bahá'í children's classes, beginning with Grade 1 for age 5
or 6, are presented in the context of teacher training. While people
everywhere are eager to have their children participate in classes for
their spiritual education, experience has shown that the challenge lies
in training an adequate number of teachers to meet this demand.