Across Australia young people are participating in an endeavour that strives to give them a voice in today’s society. Through the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program, these junior youth groups are enhancing their power of expression, sharpening their spiritual perception, analysing the constructive and destructive forces of society and changing their surroundings through the service projects.
In Search of Our True Selves: Promoting Peace Through Baha’i-Inspired Educational Programs
In this talk given at the Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference in 2019, Hoda Farahmandpour shares some thoughts on how peace is promoted through Baha’i-inspired educational programs.
Hoda Farahmandpour is a PhD student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Her research examines the relationship between youth, education, employment and community wellbeing in urban neighbourhoods. She serves closely with the junior youth spiritual empowerment programme. She is also a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Canada. She lives in Toronto Canada, with her husband and two small children.
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.