Study circles bring groups of
people together to deepen their understanding of the Bahá'í teachings through
systematic study. This involves structured group discussion of passages from the Bahá'í
writings that encourage reflection on one’s moral purpose and capacities for service. Participants follow a sequence
of courses that address various themes in the Bahá'í writings, such as prayer, the
education of children, and the lives of central figures of the Bahá'í
Each course allows participants to develop new skills, such as
organizing devotional gatherings or leading junior youth empowerment
groups. As they strive to apply their new insights through a process of
action, reflection and consultation, their capacity to offer service to
their communities is raised to new levels.
Within a study circle everyone is encouraged to take responsibility for
their own learning in an environment that is at once serious and
uplifting. Study circles are facilitated by trained tutors, who have
completed the sequence of courses and now accompany others through the
same educational process.
Study circles are one of the core activities of Bahá'í community life,
and they are designed to imbue participants with a feeling of personal
responsibility for the advancement of their communities, nation and
world. They happen in Bahá'í communities all around the country and
anyone is welcome to join – regardless of religious or cultural
us to discover more about study circles in your area.