“The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens"
- BAHÁ'U'LLÁH

Bahá’ís believe the crucial need facing humanity is to find a unifying vision of the future of society and of the nature and purpose of life. Such a vision unfolds in the writings of Bahá’u’lláh. Bahá'ís in York are inspired by the vision set out in the Bahá'í Holy Writings that humanity is one. We believe that education empowers and builds the spiritual and intellectual capacities in adults, young people and children to enable them to become conscious subjects of their own growth and active participants in the betterment of our communities. This is central to the process of building communities with spiritual, intellectual and practical foundations.

Community Building Activities in York

Bahá’ís hailing from every walk of life are engaged, as members of growing, vibrant communities, in promoting at the grassroots the well-being of the entire human race. Through a series of activities involving children, junior youth, youth, and adults, these citizens of the world are rallying their friends and neighbours, their families and co-workers to participate in the transformation of society.





Devotional (prayer) Meetings

As well as private prayer and meditation, regular meetings are held for collective worship and reflection. These meetings are sometimes held in people's homes and sometimes in community centres....

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Study Circles

As part of the effort by the Bahá’í Faith to help the wider society take ownership of their spiritual growth, and to help encourage community building...

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Childrens Classes

Our Bahá'i children's classes are open to all children regardless of spiritual belief. They emphasize character building and moral and spiritual development. Every child is considered to be full of potential - “...a mine rich in gems...” - which education alone can reveal...

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Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Programme

The Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Programme is aimed at young people who are at a crucial stage in their development when they are defining their identity and values. The series of programmes seeks to enhance the youth's spiritual and intellectual capacities and help them to develop a strong moral basis for their lives and the decisions they make.

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