Examines the systematic approach to individual and collective study of Bahá'í texts as practiced in study circles and educational programs, aimed at building capacity for service and reflection within the community.
Bahá’í study circles are grassroots initiatives characterized by the collective exploration of foundational Bahá’í texts, aimed at building capacity for service and fostering a spirit of learning within the community.
Central to Bahá’í study materials are the writings of Bahá'u'lláh, especially books like the Kitáb-i-Aqdas and Kitáb-i-Íqán, along with guidance from ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Shoghi Effendi, and the Universal House of Justice.
Through systematic study and reflection, Bahá’í study circles empower individuals with spiritual insights and practical skills, equipping them to undertake acts of service that promote the well-being and unity of their communities.
The Ruhi Institute offers a sequence of study modules, integral to Bahá’í study materials, which are designed to foster a systematic approach to spiritual education and capacity-building for community service.
Collaborative learning in Bahá’í education is facilitated through discussion, consultation, mutual support, and respectful exploration of scripture, leading to collective insights and shared understanding.
Yes, Bahá’í study circles are inclusive spaces that welcome participants from all backgrounds and beliefs, reflecting the Bahá’í principle of unity in diversity.
Expected outcomes from Bahá’í study include enhanced spiritual growth, increased service to humanity, development of skills for community building, and deepened comprehension of Bahá’í teachings.
Study of Bahá’í texts influences moral development by offering spiritual and ethical principles that guide individuals in making choices aligned with virtues such as honesty, justice, and altruism.