Centres of Bahai Learning
‘Abdu'l-Bahá, Bahá'u'lláh, Shoghi Effendi
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Centres of Bahá’í Learning

1. Bahá’í Summer Schools

Importance and Purpose


Courses and Curriculum

Teaching the Public and Attracting Ethnic Minorities

Youth Activities

Pioneers and Pioneering

Prospects for the Future

2. Teaching Institutes

Bahá’í Summer Schools

Importance and Purpose:

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He was very happy to hear of the success of the school, especially that it has been the means of bringing to light hitherto unsuspected capacities among the friends.... The Summer School has been carrying on the divine work of bringing forth jewels from the mine of humanity and it is the hope of Shoghi Effendi and the friend here that those who have been trained in the Summer School will carry on the work in the various localities from which they come...

From a letter 21 October 1925 written on behalf of
Shoghi Effendi to the Green Acre Summer School,
“Bahá’í News” 10 February 1926, p. 3

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Such gatherings will give a chance to friends from different localities to come together and exchange views on the different problems of the Cause and also attract new souls to the spirit and teachings of the Faith. Not only will their knowledge of the writings deepen but also the unity of the Cause will be strengthened and the work of teaching enhanced....

Shoghi Effendi was very glad to hear that so many new souls were confirmed there. As we see the suffering around us, caused by the prevailing financial crises, we should redouble our energy in bringing the message of comfort and peace to those desperate souls, and add to our labours that the golden age promised by Bahá’u’lláh may dawn sooner....