Building vibrant communities
A vibrant community is one in which the spiritual and material progress of all members is considered and everyone feels a sense of belonging and purpose. Australian Baha’is are committed to cultivating vibrant communities by developing capacities for service and fostering true friendships with all people, founded on mutual support and cooperation.
Service to others enhances our intellectual and spiritual growth, and at the same time, allows us to give back to our local communities and make a difference in society. These two aspects, helping others and helping ourselves, become one process.
“We cannot segregate the human heart from the environment outside us and say that once one of these is reformed everything will be improved.”
To see how Baha’is are working together to contribute to building vibrant communities, visit the Frontiers of Learning website.
Contributing to community development
Regardless of our age or capacities, we can all contribute to the betterment of our communities. In doing so, we become active participants in a noble endeavour to build the world anew.
Across the country, Baha’is are engaged in this community building process by participating alongside others in grassroots efforts such as:
- study circles to build capacity for service by exploring the application of the Baha’i writings to our individual and collective lives
- devotional meetings that are hosted to strengthen the spiritual character of a community by providing a space for collective worship
- children’s classes which contribute to the spiritual and moral education of children
- youth activities that build their capacity to serve as agents of change in their communities
Many individuals who have participated in this community building process have gone on to accompany others in doing the same. Some have gone further and joined the Baha’i community, participating in its efforts to bring about individual and social transformation.
You are invited to participate in this community building process by contacting a Baha’i community close to you.
“The betterment of the world can be accomplished through pure and goodly deeds…”