Spiritual and Moral Education of Children

Every child has the capacity to reveal the characteristics that God gave him/her and every one of us has talents that can be discovered and developed. Bahá’u’lláh tells us: “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.”

Divine education is that of the Kingdom of God: it con-sists in acquiring divine perfections, and this is true education; for in this state man becomes the focus of divine blessings.

The ‘gems’ that are revealed in every child through education are numerous. For example, we can mention a few; the power of thought, through which the laws of nature are discovered, the ability to produce beautiful works of art and to express noble thoughts. Children can develop all these powers when they receive the right education. In order for this to happen, they must polish noble at-tributes within them from and early age. There are cer-tain virtues that must be developed from childhood that are essential to human existence. This is why Baháʼís work to develop these capacities and characteristics, so as to instill the principle of oneness that exists in mankind, to strengthen the values of living in harmony, love, understanding and unity among all religions.

Some of these virtues that must be cultivated in children


“Say: Honesty, virtue, wisdom and a saintly character redound to the exaltation of man, while dishonesty, imposture, ignorance and hypocrisy lead to his abasement.”
- Bahá’u’lláh


“Truthfulness is the foundation of all human virtues."
- Bahá’u’lláh


“Tread ye the path of justice, for this, verily, is the straight path."
- Bahá’u’lláh

From local children's classes

Example of a song that helps to instill noble virtues in children

God created us from the same dust to be even as one soul 

God created us from the same dust to cooperate for the good of all people 

Let us work together, hand in hand, step by step, 

we cooperate with one another to build a world of love, to build a world of peace 

Let us work together