To view more images of Bahá’ís working at the grassroots

To learn about our main sequence of courses

To read comments from participants in the junior youth program

To listen to songs for use in educational programs for children (NEW)

To download coloring sheets for use in children's classes (NEW)

To obtain our materials

Bahá'ís everywhere are engaged in a global process of learning that is helping to build their capacity to apply the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh to the transformation of society. As a contribution to this learning process, the Ruhi Institute carries out action and research in the field, in order to develop programs and materials that enhance the capacity of individuals and communities to serve humanity. Enhancing such capacity in the individual can be likened to walking a path of service, as described in the extract below from a message dated 12 December 2011 from the Universal House of Justice, the international governing body of the Bahá'í Faith.

At this site we will be providing some information about our programs, along with the historical circumstances and pedagogy underlying their development. Though the site is far from complete, we hope those visiting will find it helpful in its current form. To assist teachers in their efforts to provide moral and spiritual education for children, we are periodically uploading recordings of songs in different languages as well as coloring sheets for use in their classes.
The Ruhi Institute
December 2013

The Ruhi Institute’s main sequence of courses is organized so as to set the individual “. . . on a path being defined by the accumulating experience of the community in its endeavour to open before humanity the vision of Bahá’u’lláh’s World Order.”
Benin Cambodia Cambodia Colombia Nepal Nepal
Benin Italy Kiribati Malaysia PNG Turkey
“The very notion of a path is, itself, indicative of the nature and purpose of the courses, for a path invites participation, it beckons to new horizons, it demands effort and movement, it accommodates different paces and strides, it is structured and defined.”
“A path can be experienced and known, not only by one or two but by scores upon scores; it belongs to the community.”
Australia Benin Brazil DRC India Tajikistan
“To walk a path is a concept equally expressive. It requires of the individual volition and choice; it calls for a set of skills and abilities but also elicits certain qualities and attitudes; it necessitates a logical progression but admits, when needed, related lines of exploration; it may seem easy at the outset but becomes more challenging further along.”
Cambodia Canada Colombia DRC India Colombia
London Canada Colombia India Burkina Faso London
“And crucially, one walks the path in the company of others.”
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