Northwest Ohio: “The Conference for Hope”

The Baha’is of Northwest Ohio (NWOhio) and their partners convened “The Conference for Hope” on Saturday, May 21, 2022. In attendance were 35 people, including representatives of 13 non-governmental organizations. Their aim was to start an on-going grass-roots effort for strengthening local communities by direct involvement of area individuals and organizations.Co-sponsors included: the MultiFaith CouncilContinue reading “Northwest Ohio: “The Conference for Hope””

The West Lafayette Conference: Conveying the Spirit and Joy

It all began Friday night, April 22, on the edge of Happy Hollow Ravine in West Lafayette, Indiana. Rain had been in the forecast for the opening event: a potluck dinner, campfire, nature hike, singing, and a round of s’mores around the fire. But the rain stayed away, and the hearts of participants began toContinue reading “The West Lafayette Conference: Conveying the Spirit and Joy”

August 2022 ISGP Undergraduate Seminar at Green Acre Bahá’í School

The National Spiritual Assembly is pleased to invite interested undergraduate students in the Appalachian, Atlantic, Heartland, Midwestern, Northeastern, Prairie States, South Central, and Southeastern regions to participate in the first of a series of seminars offered by the Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity (ISGP), taking place this summer at Green Acre Bahá’í School in Eliot, Maine, circumstances permitting.

Documenting Our Conferences — A Call for Photographers and Videographers to Serve

As communities gather to launch the Nine Year Plan in clusters throughout the country, documenting this increased level of activity in the Baha’í community is a service vital in capturing this exciting time in the development of the Faith.

The Office of Communications at the Bahá’í National Center is requesting help from photographers and videographers in each conference location, to ensure that the cultural nuances of each community are captured.

Saturday Feb 19: Anchor of Faith — The Enduring Spirit of the Black Men’s Gathering

Register on Zoom

Join Green Acre as we partner with the Bahá’í Publishing Trust for Conversations of the Heart, an online opportunity to hear from insightful Bahá’í authors about a range of topics from issues of the day to Bahá’í history. This month we’re honored to bring you the co-authors of the upcoming book Anchor of Faith: The Enduring Spirit of the Black Men’s Gathering.

Register for the February 14 Forum — Anti-Black Racism in the U.S and Building a Unified Society

Please join us for the February 14 meeting of the Racial Justice and Unity Forum which will give an overview of the Wilmette Institute Course: Anti-Black Racism in the U.S. and Building a Unified Society.

This session will feature a panel of facilitators, June ThomasDing-Jo Currie, and Nicola Daniels, who serve as faculty members of the Wilmette Institute.

Wyandot, Ohio: Outreach Leads to Junior Youth Activity

A group of friends in Ohio were inspired by a case study from the East Coast.

In November, with encouragement from Counsellor Billy Silva, they started meeting weekly to prepare for outreach. The Counsellor advised the nucleus of friends to “move quickly and accept learning from other friends” to work with their plan. “You need to act and see what confirmations are given,” he said. The following story tracks the response over a period of six weeks.

Map of Conference Locations

Browse the interactive map of conference locations across the Midwest Region.

The Regional Council is actively consulting with local communities and with other Baha’i institutions to make specific conference plans.