O Lord! Make me a brilliant lamp, a shining star and a blessed tree, adorned with fruit, its branches overshadowing all these regions.

News from Around the Region

Winter Youth Camp

Bahá’í youth ages 15–25 are invited December 20–27, 2023 to the Louhelen Bahá’í Center of Learning, for a Bahá’í Youth Institute Camp, for an intensive study of materials from the Ruhi Institute, books 1-4 and 6. Register by December 15.

The Benefits of Hybrid Zoom Meetings

Expand participation in events via Hybrid Zoom Meetings. While in-person meetings are preferred, the Hybrid model gives isolated people access to 19 Day Feasts, Children and Youth Classes, Study Circles, and much more.

Here are some ways to set up a basic Hybrid Meeting.

Remembering Summer School

This long-awaited gathering of hearts was held at the beloved Louhelen Bahá’í Center of Learning, in Davison, Michigan in July. It offered an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new ones over meals, during indoor and outdoor activities and walks around the scenic grounds.

Professors June and Richard Thomas — photo by David Smith

Racial Justice & Unity Devotional Campaign

The Regional Bahá’í Council is delighted to share with you this message from the Universal House of Justice: Ridván 2023 – To the Bahá’ís of the World.

Local Bahá’í Communities


Bahá’ís and friends learn a traditional African rhythm in West Lafayette.

Fort Wayne
South Bend
West Lafayette


Youth and children gather for spiritual empowerment in Flint.

Ann Arbor
Central Michigan
Oakland County
Wayne, Washtenaw, Macomb and Oakland Counties


A family attends a community-building conference in Columbus.

Cleveland (email)
Cleveland Heights
Northeastern Ohio
Yellow Springs

International and National Connections

Worldwide Bahá’í Community

The website of the International Baha’i Community. Bahá’ís believe the crucial need facing humanity is to find a unifying vision of the future of society and of the nature and purpose of life. Such a vision unfolds in the writings of Bahá’u’lláh.

Bahá’ís of the United States

The spiritual teachings of the Bahá’í Faith inspire us to form deep and diverse relationships and build communities that nurture the well-being of all. We all have a part to play in shaping a bright future.

Bahá’í World News Service

The official news service of the worldwide Bahá’í community. Stories from communities all around the world.