Beaverton Baha'i Center
The overriding goal of the Baha'i Faith is unity - locally, regionally, globally. We work to improve conditions locally and world wide. We do not engage in partisan or divisive actions.
Locally in Beaverton and world wide in all Baha'i communities we are engaged in four core activities.Study circles
Group that meet regularly to study something, generally a workbook. Study circles are a part of the Institute process,
and combine study of the text at hand with acts of service and
community development. The most commonly used material for study circles
is the Ruhi curriculum, though other curricula exist.
Classes open to all that provide spiritual and moral education to children - usually from ages 5 to 11.
Meetings open to all, regardless of religion or faith, and dedicated to sharing prayers
and readings from sacred scripture. Gatherings such as these can be as
simple as two people meeting for the purpose of praying together. The
term "devotional" refers to the concept that regular prayer is part of
devotion to God.
Junior youth groups
Groups that are open to all junior youth (young adolescents between the ages of 11 to 14) regardless of faith,
and are increasingly being held at the neighborhood level. The groups
help junior youth to develop their moral, ethical and spiritual
framework in an enjoyable group setting, facilitated by an older youth
or adult, known as an ‘animator’. Universal House of Justice describes
junior youth as a “special group with special needs, as they are
somewhat in between childhood and youth” (Ridvan 2000 message).Some other references to Social and Economic Development: