Bahá’ís consider children as the most precious treasure that a community can have as they shape up the future of that community and the world in large. This gives a significant importance to the education of children, in particular nurturing their spiritual reality and cultivating their inner capacities to unfold the virtues and qualities that will protect them against aggressive pursuit of materialistic ends, prevalent in the society today. Stressing the importance of education, Bahá’u’lláh the Prophet Founder of the Bahá’í Faith states: “Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom.”
Responding to the spiritual needs of children is a major passion of the Bahá’í community worldwide, resulting in various endeavours such as holding children’s spiritual education classes and systematically training the teachers running these classes.
Wollongong Bahá’í Community runs a number of spiritual educations classes for children. In addition to regular classes held for children of different age groups at Wollongong Bahá’í Centre of Learning on Saturdays, the community runs Bahá’í Special Religious Education (SRE) classes in a number of schools in Wollongong.
Bahá’í Special Religious Education classes deploy a value-based system inspired by the Bahá’í teachings to awaken the spiritual qualities of children, teaching them how they should value unity and deal with one another as human beings.
Currently, the Bahá’í community offers Bahá’í Special Religious Education in the following Schools:
- Mt St Thomas Public School
- Figtree Public School
- Hayes Park Public School
If you are interested to help in running the Bahá’í spiritual education classes or would like more information about it please complete this form.