How a Neighbourhood Becomes a Village in Savannah, Georgia

It’s always inspiring seeing what Baha’is around the world are doing in their local communities. This video from Bahai.us, documents the story of one of the rougher neighbourhoods in Savannah, Georgia near a Baha’i Unity Center. Local Baha’is set out to involve the community in activities, to serve the community and to create a real bond with the surrounding neighbours through their center.

For me the most inspiring part is the men’s study circle that some of the local residents form, calling themselves One of Us, and doing a huge variety of service projects including taking local kids to baseball games, visiting nursing homes and serving at a soup kitchen. Eventually One of Us starts a really awesome community event called Movies on the Wall where they screen movies on a giant wall in a nearby vacant lot.

Check out the video, it’s really worth watching:

A Neighborhood Becomes a Village: Savannah, GA from Bahai.us on Vimeo.

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  1. Thank you for sharing! the Baha’i community of Savannah is SO inspiring! Loved the part where the junior youths spoke about their experiences in the junior youth group.

    1. Thanks Sara! That was probably my favourite part of the video too. I love how they talk about the confidence they get from people going from seeing them as the troublemakers to being valuable, contributing members of the community. Powerful! 🙂

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