Sunday, September 13, 2009

Welcome Back Baha'i Junior Youth Group

Today was our first day of Baha'i Junior Youth group for the season.

Our discussion topic was "Religion as One".

Consort with all the peoples, kindreds and religions of the world with the utmost truthfulness, uprightness, faithfulness, kindliness, good-will, and friendliness.
-'Abdu'l Baha

The religions of the world have a diversity of expression and belief, including dietary habits, customs, rituals, and laws. If the religions differ, what does it mean to say "Religion is One"?
We explored that question together. The youth were amazingly insightful and said that we can still have differences of opinion and outward expression, but still work together in harmony and friendship. We can move beyond mere tolerance and embrace our diversity. We also have wide agreement on what is ethical behavior, including the Golden Rule and treating our fellow humans with kindness.

After our discussion, we decided to "embrace some diversity" and Steven led us through a few yoga poses. Here we are at the end of class enjoying our time together.

Welcome back Junior Youth! We're going to have a fun year!



At 8:25 PM, Anonymous Laura Hanson said...

The kids got it right!

At 9:30 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Thanks! I'm so proud of them!

At 8:20 AM, Blogger Racn4acure said...

What a wonderful thing to be involved with. Look like a great bunch of kids. Art

At 11:35 AM, Blogger Anne said...

Thanks! They are a great bunch!


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