Local Activities

All of the activities listed are open to anyone who is interested. See the calendar for more details. Baha’is participate in the wider community as well as host activities of all types. For explanations of some activities, see our “Beliefs in Action” page.

Yoga and The Hidden Words, Weekly on Sunday⋅8:00 – 9:00am
For more information, contact: Tiffany Gorman, efflorescencenow@gmail.com, 4152697836

Description: We will read one Hidden Words per week and practice a yoga flow to meditate on the words. 

Location: Zoom, https://www.gormanhousepublishing.com/community-yoga


Study Group – Prayers, Life After Death, Holy Writings (Ruhi Book 1), Upon Request!
For more information, contact: Liceth Segovia, llsegovia@sbcglobal.net, 773-294-7824

Description: We will be learning about what is prayer, what is life after death & how to read the Holy Writings of the Baha’i Faith. You can read, discuss, or just listen. All are welcome.

Location: Zoom


Meaningful Conversations – South Side Chicago, Weekly on Thursday⋅7:00 – 9:00pm
For more information, contact: Nilufar Rezai, southside@meaningful-conversations.org, 312-961-8074

Description: This event is for those who are not currently members of the Baha’i Faith. Each week we will choose a different topic or theme to discuss. We start our exploration using short selections from the Bahá’í Teachings. The conversations aim to uplift, inspire and give expression to the human spirit; the conversations benefit from participants’ viewpoints. Community members of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs are invited to contribute to elevated conversations, inquiry, consultation and learning. As we grow together and learn from one another we hope to build bridges of unity and respect for all humanity.
Please register: www.facebook.com/MeaningfulConversationsSouthSideChicago (Baha’is, please do not click on the Facebook Link) or www.meetup.com/meaningful-conversations-south-side-chicago

Location: Zoom


Devotional (Prayer Gathering) – Ayman & Nolley Families, Monthly on the first Friday⋅7:00 – 8:00pm
For more information, contact: Roya Ayman, ayman.roya@gmail.com, 773-218-1274

Description: Prayers and meditation with some social interaction. All are welcome.

Location: Zoom


Prayers & Conversations on the Bahá’í Faith, On the second & fourth Fridays⋅7:30 – 9:00pm
For more information, contact: Rebecca Rice, rebeccarer@mac.com, 651-492-4745

Description: Drawing on the power of prayer, meditation and meaningful conversations to strengthen our relationship with our Creator, refreshing and purifying our hearts. All are welcome to attend and to contribute prayers, songs and inspiring readings.

Location: Zoom


Southside World Citizenship Program for Children and Junior Youth, Saturdays during the University of Chicago Academic Year⋅10:00am – 12:00pm
For more information, contact: Saba Ayman-Nolley, s-ayman-nolley@neiu.edu, 773 960-7789

Description: Three Saturdays a month during the academic year. Assisting children to recognize that they are part of a global community and learn and celebrate our diversity and importance of our unity through justice, kindness, generosity. The program is for children ages 3-14, please reach out for more details and specific dates.

Location: The University of Chicago