Nine Year Plan Conferences

In September of 2021, the Universal House of Justice announced Conferences to launch the Nine Year Plan. Communities across the Midwest Region hosted 37 local conferences, from February to August of 2022.

Here is a snapshot from the front page of, at the height of the conferences.

Stories from the Conferences

Photos from the Conferences

Inspiring photos from four of this year’s global conferences are available here. If your community has photos that you’d like share, email them to or submit them here.

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 Council…

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 to…

World Conferences in Full Swing Across the Midwest Region

Highlights from a few Conferences On the weekend of April 29 – May 1, nine of the 34 scheduled conferences took place. For a full list, see the end of this article. Here are highlights from three of them: Davison, MI; Fort Wyne, IN; and Columbus, OH.

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,…

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 and…