Systematic Training Initiative Showing Results, Say Convention Delegates

May 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

There is a new wind blowing in the Bahá’í world.

That message came through loud and clear in three days of consultations at the 10th International Bahá’í Convention.

Delegates from 153 countries described how a systematic, grassroots process of community-building -- focused on training, learning and service -- is creating a new dynamism in Bahá’í communities worldwide and striking a chord in wider society.

On the convention floor and in the hallways, delegates talked about how the emphasis on service to humanity through four core activities – children’s classes, devotional meetings, study circles, and programs for young teens – is starting to yield results in country after country.