The Bahá'í Community of Durham are occasionally invited into local schools to talk about their Faith. We are often fortunate to have oversees students studying in the area who can also share varied and diverse experiences of their cultures.
Bahá'ís are asked where possible to not work on Bahá'í Holy Days (21st March - Bahá'í New Year, 21st April, 29th April, 2nd May, 23rd May, 29th May, 9th July, 20th October, and 12th November) and these can often be good days to plan visits to schools. There is no charge for visits to schools.
We can talk about any area of our Faith or relate the Bahá'í teachings to current social issues, and these can be through school assemblies, classroom discussions or (subject to local resources) a regular study group.
"We learnt about the Bahá’í Faith through an assembly and a lesson delivered to our students. We found it informative, insightful, and very interesting to learn more about a religious faith that is not currently studied in Religious Education. The speakers were very passionate about their beliefs and this helped to convey its value and impact of faith to the lives of religious believers. We will definitely be inviting the speakers back next year and would thoroughly recommend this opportunity to other schools."
- Claire Dyer, Head of RE, Staindrop School
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"Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value.
Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures,
and enable mankind to benefit therefrom."