The Bahá’í community life involves a diverse range of activities which are characterised by a spirit of loving fellowship as well as their inclusiveness. Inspired by the belief that the message of Bahá’u’lláh is for all of humanity, Bahá’í community activities are open to everyone and you are welcome to participate in any of them regardless of your background, ideas or beliefs.
The spiritual transformation of society is the ultimate goal of all Bahá’í endeavours, reinforced by the conviction that through the application of Bahá’u’lláh’s message, it is not only possible but inevitable. Therefore like all other Bahá’í communities throughout the world, the Bahá’ís of Perth have engaged in a number of core activities to enhance this process of spiritual transformation in our city; a transformation which has led to action not mere words.
In a society so materially advanced we have developed many skills enabling us to deal with complexities of everyday life. Yet a simple act of service such as visiting a friend and together studying the Word of God or having an uplifting discussion around spiritual matters presents itself as a challenge. In a study circle, participants study in depth some of the Bahá’í Writings to gain knowledge, spiritual insights and skills which enable them to perform various spiritual acts of service. Reflections on the Life of the Spirit is the first in a sequence of books developed for this purpose. It focuses on our relationships with one another and God, and the journey of the soul.
Moral and Spiritual Education of Children
Children are the treasures of our community and through Bahá’í Children’s Classes they are nurtured to become youth and adults possessing universal values, who uphold high morals and who are unhampered by the negative social influences surrounding our everyday life. Bahá’í spiritual education also provides the children with an all-embracing global perspective, empowering and enabling them to serve humanity in their own way and help make a difference in the world.
Prayer and Devotional Gatherings
Devotional gatherings are regularly held in various localities throughout Perth for the purpose of communal worship of God, through the recitation of readings and prayers accompanied by uplifting music. There are no rituals and you can simply sit, meditate and enjoy the spiritual atmosphere.
Information evenings are informal gatherings which provide an opportunity for those interested in the Bahá’í Faith to meet other Bahá’ís, discuss the Bahá’í Faith and ask questions in an open forum.
How to Participate
All of these activities and more take place on a regular basis all around Perth and you can find many of them using the online events calendar. Alternatively you can contact the Bahá’í Centre of Learning which runs and coordinates some of these activities throughout Perth.