Let me read you a story . . .

The Anis Foundation has announced its first project – a collection of 27 downloadable short bedtime stories that are captivating and keep youngsters coming back for more.

The stories range from titles such as ‘The Sheep’ and ‘The Bullies’ to ‘The Boat’ and ‘Fred’s Dream’, inspired by the teachings of the Bahá’í faith.

The Anis Foundation – brainchild of brother and sister Shawn Khorassani and Shohreh Fleming – is managed by Tim Melville.

It has been created to teach children moral education centred on the Bahá’í principles, which are based on the essential message of unity (http://www.bahai.org). The Foundation’s mission statement is ‘United in peace and security’ and is based on a teaching from ‘The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh’ (p203) – “The well-being of mankind, its peace and security are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.”

Tim said: “These stories are a perfect resource for children’s classes and for use in devotionals and holy days. They are suitable for children and parents to listen to together or for youngsters to listen to on their own. The problem of coming up with captivating stories day in, day out is the same for parents the world over – regardless of their cultural background.”

More details can be found at www.anis.org.uk – where you can also find a sample story to download.

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