Diane speaks about the challenges living in the Vancouver downtown Eastside, her experience with the junior youth program and her hopes for the spiritual progress of her community.
About Building Community
All across Canada, individuals are engaged in a process to advance their spiritual, social and intellectual development and to contribute to the development of their communities. The activities at the heart of this process are meetings that strengthen the devotional character of the community, classes that nurture the tender hearts of children, groups that assist junior youth to navigate through a crucial stage of their lives, and study circles that foster the understanding and application of the Baha'i teachings to individual and collective life. These activities are offered by Bahá'í communities around the world and they involve people of all ages and backgrounds, regardless of religion, who share a common purpose: to promote the welfare and wellbeing of the whole. On this website you will see some of these initial efforts to learn the ways of building community.