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A lesson in virtue

PUBLISHED: 17:25 23 September 2009 | UPDATED: 10:43 12 August 2010

YOUNGSTERS learnt the meaning of the word justice at a class designed to teach morals. The event was for secular families who prefer to avoid the mention of religion, but are interested in developing their childrens virtue. It was organised by Brom

YOUNGSTERS learnt the meaning of the word 'justice' at a class designed to teach morals.

The event was for secular families who prefer to avoid the mention of religion, but are interested in developing their childrens' virtue.

It was organised by Bromley Bahá'ís and took place at last weekend.

One of the organizers, Anousha Vahdaty said: "We discussed the theme of justice and fairness in greater detail and we asked them to give us examples.

"Between them, they mentioned poverty in Africa, about whales being killed and about other children who go without food.

"They also learnt that it is fair and just to share with those who are poor or deprived due to circumstances beyond their control rather than their choice.

"Ultimately, it has brought the justice and fairness to their attention so these children who are the future leaders of our world can rule with their moral bearings intact."

The Bahá'í faith is the youngest of the world's independent monotheistic religions. Founded in Persia in 1844, it has more than five million followers in 236 countries and territories.

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