Community Life

"The aim of this Wronged One in sustaining woes and tribulations, in revealing the Holy Verses and in demonstrating proofs hath been naught but to quench the flame of hate and enmity, that the horizon of the hearts of men may be illumined with the light of concord and attain real peace and tranquility. "

- Bahá’u’lláh

Engagement in the Institute Process

To assist everyone to gain a better understanding of the Bahá’í teachings and ways to develop their skills to carry out these various acts of service.

The energy that Bahá’ís devote to enhancement of institutional capacity, and the care with which they follow the evolution and development of administrative processes and structures, is not motivated simply by a wish to increase the efficiency with which the Bahá’í community’s own affairs are to be managed.

They recognize in this development a necessary contribution to the pattern of a new social order envisaged by Bahá’u’lláh, to the new ways that a mature humanity will attend to its political, social, and cultural affairs.

The Bahá’ís in Newmarket have started several small groups who meet regularly to go through materials that will guide and enrich their lives. The first of these materials (Book 1) is titled 'Reflections on the Life of the Spirit' and consists of the units “Understanding the Bahá’í Writings”, “Prayer”, and “Life and Death”.

Anyone interested in learning more is welcome to participate.