Invitation: Youth and Peace Building

The Racial Justice and Unity Forum invites all youth and interested adults of all ages to a special session of the Racial Justice and Unity Forum on June 14 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. sponsored by the Regional Bahá’í Council of the Midwestern States. Created by past participants of Michigan State University’s Multi-Racial Unity Learning Experience (MRULE), the session will explore such questions as:

  • How can we relate to one another on a deeply spiritual level?
  • How can we transform ourselves and work with others to transform our communities?
  • How can we work with others to bring peace and unity to the world?

According to the planners, “This session will discuss how a youth-centered devotional space, started in 2013, has provided opportunities for young people to explore the intersections of social and spiritual reality together in their community. Both inspired-by and challenged to use the ‘pandemic as a portal’, some of the youth involved will discuss the twofold transformation of the individual and collective over time. Our experience in the devotional space deepened our learning about relating to one another as spiritual beings concerned with constructive society-building as we struggle to advance racial justice and peace in the world.”

This is an opportunity to learn from and with youth about one of the longest running  and strongest youth devotional spaces in the region. This space has attracted many new seekers to the Faith and at least four of whom were invited to serve in prominent roles.

Please share this invitation with your friends, family and coworkers and anyone interested in devotional spaces that move our society towards racial justice, unity and peace.

Regional Bahá’í Council of the Midwestern States
On behalf of the Racial Justice and Unity Forum planners

Register here: Youth Social Justice and Peace-Building as soon as possible but no later than June 11, 2021.