Baha’is believe in the power of prayer and you’ll find Baha’is and their friends, throughout the world, getting together to pray. This is often referred to as a ‘devotional gathering’ or ‘devotional meeting’, and they happen in diverse settings, whether in cities or villages.
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.
Nurturing Younger Generations (A Widening Embrace Extra)
Nurturing Younger Generations is a companion video to A Widening Embrace, an innovative documentary film commissioned by the Universal House of Justice about the community-building efforts of the Baha’i world, as seen through the eyes of local populations.
Across the globe, followers of Baha’u’llah and their friends are striving in earnest to contribute to the well-being of their communities and the advancement of society. In this short film, we hear about the transformative effect of children’s classes on their participants, their parents (particularly the education of mothers), and their communities. We likewise hear about the transformation of junior youth and how they are striving to improve their neighbourhoods.
Approximate running time: 19.5 minutes.
The Baha’i World Centre also released two other extras which you can watch here:
1. The Baha’i World Centre retains full copyright protection for this film;
2. You acquire no rights to or license over the content other than the limited right to use the film in accordance with these terms;
3. You may reproduce, copy, distribute, publish, or display the film in whole or in part for any non-commercial use [for Baha’i communities only],but you cannot modify, edit, create derivative works from it or use it in any manner inconsistent with its original intent;
4. This copyright notice must always be attached to any reproduction of this work.
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.