As part of a range of new initiatives to assist in the direct teaching activities, relating to “Anna’s presentation” from Ruhi Book 6, Townshend International School is holding, for the sixth year running, the course entitled “Unfoldment of Divine Civilisation”. The principal aims of the course are to assist young people to share with wider society the sound solutions the Baha’i Faith has to the world’s problems; to help them defend the Faith against opposition and misunderstandings; and to assist them to influence public opinion using convincing arguments and proofs. In essence, the course covers “Anna’s presentation” in depth.
The course is directed predominantly at young adults over 18 years of age, and is especially useful for those pursuing university level studies. It trains the youth to correlate the Teachings of Bahá’u'lláh to the thoughts and needs of people today, giving them a clear, intellectual, rational understanding that the universal crisis afflicting humanity is essentially spiritual in nature and demonstrating that these Teachings are the sole remedy for the innumerable ills of individuals and society.
Requirements for participants at the course are:
Enthusiasm, discipline, good knowledge of the English language, and commitment to participation in the entire course. In addition, it would be highly desirable for the participants to be prepared to stay for another week after the end of the course to participate in an intensive programme of growth (IPG) in southern Bohemia, which would be an excellent opportunity to put the knowledge and skills gained into practice. Details of the IPG will be announced in the near future.
Some of the visible results have been as follows:
The vast majority of the participants, when returning to their localities, have more enthusiastically and effectively participated in the core activities of the current Plan. They have established study circles, been able to make more effective home visits and use direct teaching methods; they have contributed to the vitality of the Nineteen-Day Feasts; they have developed excellent presentations on the Faith and utilized them in schools, universities and the media with eloquence and confidence; they have imaginatively used the arts and drama to effectively convey some of the deepest verities of the Cause with dignity; they have established children’s classes and have become better animators for junior youth; they have organised devotional meetings open to all.
In the light of the writings of Shoghi Effendi, the young people acquire a profound understanding of the operation of forces of decline and growth creating universal ferment in the world today, and leading a travailing humanity to its glorious destiny. They are able to appreciate the dynamics of crisis and victory. They can demonstrate to their peers by personal example as well as by their knowledge, the society-building power of the Faith, creating true liberty and abiding happiness. Thus they can, with deep conviction, vindicate the truth of these divinely inspired words of the Universal House of Justice:
"The Revelation of Bahá’u'lláh is, indeed, an invitation to freedom freedom from want, freedom from war, freedom to unite, freedom to progress, freedom in peace and joy."
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Arrival: 12th of July
Departure: 25th of July
The Fee for participation in the UDC Programme 2009 amounts to 390 EUR. Limited sponsorship will be available. Please apply at registration.
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