Creative Planning for this Spring’s Conferences

As Bahá’ís around the region begin preparation for the upcoming conferences to launch the Nine Year Plan, the time to develop individual creative expression, group projects and coordinated efforts with friends of the faith starts now.

The Arts find their truest expression when shared. It’s when the intent of the artist touches the heart, mind, soul of another, that a God-given gift finds fruition. But creativity often requires dedicated time for inspiration to unfold.

Children’s Celebration of the Life of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

The Bahá’í children from northeast Ohio organized a celebration of the life of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to commemorate the centenary of His Ascension. The celebration was held at a local library in the greater Cleveland area. Around 30 people attended — around half were children and youth.

When guests arrived some of the children passed out copies of a talk that Abdu’l-Bahá gave while in Cleveland in 1912. They also passed out chocolate coins to remember how ‘Abdu’l-Bahá always had sweets & coins to give to children.

National Assembly Encourages Teaching Efforts in Honor of Robert Turner

Robert Turner, the first Black American Bahá’í and a soul noted by Shoghi Effendi as a Disciple of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and Herald of the Covenant, is being honored on this commemorative year. The unveiling of a permanent memorial to Mr. Turner will complement the activities being held to honor the life of the beloved Master asContinue reading “National Assembly Encourages Teaching Efforts in Honor of Robert Turner”

Young Adults Building Capacity for the Betterment of Society

Discourse and Social Transformation: Achieving Coherence

University Graduate Seminar Announcement – 2022

Register by January 31, 2022

The Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity (ISGP) is pleased to announce the upcoming offering of its seminar for university graduates and young professionals in North America, to be held at the Louhelen Bahá’í School in Davison, Michigan from July 3 to 14, 2022, as conditions allow.

Webinar with the Producers of “Luminous Journey” Dec. 5

Solutions to our nation’s ills are essentially spiritual in nature. Join us for an interactive webinar on December 5th at 7:00 PM EST with the producers of the film, Luminous Journey: `Abdu’l-Bahá in America, 1912, as they talk about the Bahá’í Faith and the visit of `Abdu’l-Bahá to many places in the United States — including Cleveland, Ohio.

First Steps Toward Building Capacity for the Nine Year Plan Conferences

Download this letter as a PDFView Q&A about the conferences 16 November 2021 / 14 Qudrat (Power) 178 B.E. Dearest Friends, The time to begin building capacity for the coming Nine Year Plan Conferences has arrived. During the past cycle, the Council has noted increased attention to preparations for the centenary celebrations for the AscensionContinue reading “First Steps Toward Building Capacity for the Nine Year Plan Conferences”

Universal House of Justice Announces Conferences to Launch the Nine Year Plan

“As first announced by the Universal House of Justice in its Riḍván 2018 message, there will be a sequence of events beginning with two significant gatherings in the Holy Land: one in November marking the centenary of the Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, to be attended by representatives of National Spiritual Assemblies and Regional Bahá’í Councils andContinue reading “Universal House of Justice Announces Conferences to Launch the Nine Year Plan”

Regional Bahá’í Council Voting Period is Now Open

Members of Local Spiritual Assemblies are eligible to vote annually for the Regional Bahá’í Council.

The Universal House of Justice, in discussing service on Bahá’í institutions, notes both the “tremendous privilege” and the “responsibility” such service entails. For every Local Spiritual Assembly, “a channel through which the spirit of the Cause flows,” participation in the annual casting of ballots for its respective Regional Bahá’í Council must surely rank among the weightiest of its responsibilities.