TOGETHER SERVING OUR COMMUNITY,UNITED IN DIVERSITY
"The diversity in the human family should be the cause of love and harmony, as it is in music where many different notes blend together in the making of a perfect chord."
Community Building in Southwark
Oneness of Mankind
Junior Youth Groups
Friends from Southwark engaged in community building activites. Click on pictures to open.
In accordance to the Bahá'í Writings, "All human beings have been created to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization." The creation of a peaceful global society that fosters both individual and collective wellbeing is at the heart of the Bahá'í vision of the future. Within the framework of a growing community concerned with moral and spiritual transformation, social and economic development is one expression of the Bahá'í commitment to realising this vision.
Progress will come as we develop a new understanding of human nature as spiritual and unifying, not material and divisive. We all need to learn ways of relating to each other that are supportive and encouraging, which do not create divisions or rely on conflict. In short, we need to identify a shared purpose – something we each feel individually responsible for, and which is common to our communities. This shared purpose will enable everyone – young, old, women, men, poor as well as rich – to flourish in this new civilisation.
Consequently, Bahá'í efforts generally take the form of grassroots community building initiatives carried out by small groups of individuals in the areas in which they reside, implemented through a universally agreed framework that equips them with the concepts needed to succeed in constructing a flourishing neighborhood through collective endeavor.
Neighbourhood Community Building
Inspired by the Bahá'í Faith, a neighbourhood community building initiative is underway in a number of Southwark neighbourhoods. Grassroots community development projects address the spiritual, intellectual and material needs of the community and build the capacity of individuals to participate in creating a better world. The creation of a peaceful and noble society that fosters both individual and collective wellbeing is at the heart of what we do. The aim is empowerment from the grassroots up, and thus the individual is placed at the centre of the development process.
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Children are a community’s most precious treasure. Southwark community offers frequent
classes for children between the ages of 5 and 10 to help them develop moral qualities. These events are held in the Borough of Southwark. We take care of all the organisation and facilitation of these precious educational events.
Junior Y0uth Groups
These activities help youth of around 11-15 years old to recognise the ethical issues underlying everyday decisions and the moral implications of their actions, so as they mature they realise their importance in society. The junior youth groups engage in learning, arts, sports, music, culture and service activities.
The community and their neighbours - from all walks of life - get together to engage in developing knowledge, skills and spiritual insights through
study groups on various topics. The participants learn to act effectively and serve the needs of their own neighbhourhoods collaboratively with others.
Friends from all backgrounds, beliefs and ideas attend devotional gatherings and come together in a friendly and cordial environment to engage in meaningful and uplifting conversations. Sessions are on different themes such as 'Purpose of life', 'Service to humanity', or 'Unity in humanity'.