About the Regional Council

What are the responsibilities of the Midwest Regional Bahá’í Council?

The Regional Bahá’í Council of the Midwestern States is an elected administrative body that oversees the development of Bahá’í communities in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. It stimulates the growth of programs that transform individuals and communities, in efforts to bring about spiritual and material prosperity. 

“The betterment of the world can be accomplished through pure and goodly deeds, through commendable and seemly conduct.”

~ Bahá’u’lláh

Services of the Regional Council

  1. Betterment of the world Closely collaborating with local, regional, national and international institutions with the common aim of the betterment of the world.
  2. Transformation Developing the capacity of community members through courses designed to empower individuals with the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for personal and community transformation.
  3. Community development Ensuring the organic and timely emergence of new Bahá’í agencies as they are needed for community development.
  4. Service Increasing the capacity of local Baha’i agencies to serve the community.
  5. Collaboration Cultivating vibrant communities through collaboration with experienced communities in the region.
  6. Resources Channeling resources and information to communities according to their needs.
  7. Overcoming obstacles Fostering the capacity for learning at the grassroots, to overcome obstacles and sustain progress over time.


Adapted from a letter from the
Universal House of Justice,
15 September 2016,
Addressed to the National Spiritual Assembly
of the Bahá’ís of the United States