Naw Ruz marks the end of the Fast and the beginning of a new year in the Baha’i calendar. Naw-Ruz is a celebration of a “spiritual springtime” that symbolizes both individual renewal and mankind’s revitalization.
Baha’is see the young as the most precious treasure a community can possess. In them are the promise and guarantee of the future. Yet, in order for this promise to be realised, children need to receive spiritual nourishment, such as can be found in the children’s classes happening all around the world.
America’s Most Challenging Issue: Bahia Overton – Revealing the Latent Potential in Children
America’s Most Challenging Issue is a podcast produced by Bahaiteachings.org which features interviews with Baha’is in the United States who are actively building racial unity through building community. Hosted by Masud Olufani, this episode features Bahia Overton. Bahia is a wife, mother, educational administrator, social worker, community builder, business owner, and professional dancer, who focuses on the spiritual and material welfare of children.
You can find more podcasts, articles, panels, and videos produced by the team at Baha’i Teachings on their website: bahaiteachings.org
In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.