Tehran and Portland: Cities of Light

“Tehran and Portland: Cities of Light” tells the stories of two young Baha’i couples. One couple lives in Iran, and the other one in Portland, Oregon, in the United States. One couple faces severe religious persecution, and the other one the destructive forces which operate in every society. However, they strive to rise above the […]

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50 Ways to Be a World Citizen

January 22, 2015
50 Ways to Be a World Citizen

  By Annie Reneau At www.brilliantstarmagazine.org, Ms. Reneau divides her list into these 5 sections: Help Those in Need : #6. Make first-aid kits for a shelter. Protect Animals & the Environment: #20. Make it a habit to carry a plastic bag and glove to pick up trash on family walks. Spread Joy and Show […]

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Raising a Moral Child by Adam Grant

April 14, 2014
Raising a Moral Child by Adam Grant

In The New York Times, Adam Grant, author of “Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success” gives a view of research from a number of studies that show the more and less effective ways to raise a caring child. He states that surveyed parents around the world more often chose caring, rather than […]

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Raising Service-Minded Children — Not “Voluntourists”

April 14, 2014
Raising Service-Minded Children — Not “Voluntourists”

Layli Miller-Muro writes:  Every thoughtful, concerned parent wants their children to grow up with a well-developed social conscience, with a love for humanity, with empathy and concern for others. But most parents struggle with how to accomplish those goals.  … one of the attributes of perfection we should all strive for, adults as well as […]

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Children’s Coloring Pages

December 2, 2013

These are a sample of the types of activities in our Children’s Spiritual Education Classes. Arts and crafts are activities that can enrich a child’s learning of spiritual concepts. Davina, a Baha’i youth who teaches children, created these coloring pages for use in her own children’s classes. Both coloring pages fit 8.5″ x 11″ letter-size […]

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Where is Matt?

March 23, 2013
Where is Matt?

In 2003, Matt Harding traveled the world making a video to document his trip. To make it fun, he did his funny dance in front of iconic landmarks. It has now grown into a culturally inclusive project that gives us a glimpse of the unity of mankind.   In this video, Matt explains how he […]

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Be Patient Under All Conditions

February 14, 2013
Be Patient Under All Conditions

By Karen Tucker Lynch  As a mother I would sometimes get irritated with my children expecting me to respond immediately to their requests. I was already juggling a full time job, taking care of the household needs, participating in my community, and – most importantly, being present and available to my children’s needs. Immediate expectations […]

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Increase the Peace

January 11, 2013
Increase the Peace

Produced by the Junior Youth Empowerment Groups of Oakland, Los Altos, Hayward, and San Mateo. Kids around California work together to bring social change by talking about and finding solutions on how to live in a safer and more connected community.

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From Rules to Principles

December 14, 2012
From Rules to Principles

By Karen Lynch  When my three kids were young and misbehaving, I would feel flustered and frustrated about establishing and enforcing house rules. The rules seemed intangible and vague. At the same time, establishing consequences for their behavior seemed inconsistent. I felt lost and unable to give them direction toward the desired behaviors for the […]

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