Education Resources

Art by Keith Kresge, Yellow Springs, Ohio

The education and training of children is among the most meritorious acts of humankind and draweth down the grace and favour of the All-Merciful, for education is the indispensable foundation of all human excellence and alloweth man to work his way to the heights of abiding glory. ~ Abdu’l-Baha

Mining the Gems of Virtues by Linden Qualls

Successful Education Will Cultivate Virtue  a Baha’i Perspective: Trustworthiness – Cooperation & Reciprocity – Love – Independent Investigation of Truth – Consultation World Citizenship – Oneness of Humanity – Unity in Diversity

Some Baha’i Writings on Education…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. ~ Baha’u’llah

The Refuge Research Collaborative – Spiritual Education for Children – The Baha’i Writings and the Child: A Research Website – For a quick look into our Approach & Discoveries see: The Refuge Research Initiative in Yellow Springs, Ohio

The Virtues Project  – THE MISSION OF THE VIRTUES PROJECT IS TO INSPIRE PEOPLE OF ALL CULTURES TO REMEMBER WHO WE REALLY ARE AND TO LIVE BY OUR HIGHEST VALUES. – The Project has helped generations of parents to raise children of compassion and integrity, and educators to integrate authentic self-esteem and moral excellence into teaching, schools to create a culture of caring, safety, and excellence and leaders to encourage excellence, trustworthiness and generosity in the workplace and the community. Download a poster with 99 virtues – Virtues: The Gift of Character


Montessori and the Bahá’í Faith by Barbara Hacker


Joyful Education – although no longer an active blog, there is a treasury full of rich articles here. William Barnes has written a book called Renewing the Sacred: A New Vision of Education. He currently serves on the board of directors of International Educational Initiatives, and is on the advisory board of another non-profit organization, Center for Global Integrated Education.

Joyful Education List of Articles: Title &  Description of each article (started April 22, 2023 a work in progress)

Baha’i Academia

Refuge Research Collaborative | The Ruhi Institute | Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity | Baha’i Chair for World Peace |Wilmette Institute | Association of Baha’i Studies |William S. Hatcher Library