Friday, March 12, 2010

On Baha'i Junior Youth Groups: An antidote to pain

Junior Youth Groups: Junior youth groups are made up of young people between the ages of 12-14 who gather together regularly to learn how to serve their communities, develop their powers of expression and sharpen their capacity to understand the moral implications of their thoughts and actions. They do all of this with the help of an animator (an older youth who acts as a peer and facilitator).

Tonight was supposed to have been a meeting regarding the setting up another Junior Youth Group in our cluster. But animators Isaac, Rahmat, and Selena were unavailable, so I called off a visit by our dear Pegah, a junior youth group coordinator for the region. I thought shampooing the rugs was to be my fate tonight. But lo and behold, a carload arrived from Toby's house. And our board member. And Ed. The meeting was on anyway.

We deepened reading quotes on "neighbors."

The purpose of Baha'i Junior Youth groups was outlined.

Phillip, friend of Toby, was there. He's an audio sound guy extraordinaire. He's attended a lot of Baha'i gatherings. Phillip raps on Zo Many Tears with images of Tacoma included in the vid below. It's REZMIX MUZIK from the urban rez that speaks to the pain for which Baha'i core activities, such as Junior Youth Groups, are an antidote. -gw

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