114 Youth Conferences

July-October 2013

On 8 February 2013, the Universal House of Justice addressed a message to the Bahá’ís of the world. Noting the decisive contribution made by young people on every continent to efforts aiming at the betterment of society, it announced the convocation of 95 youth conferences in locations that span the globe. The message stated:

To every generation of young believers comes an opportunity to make a contribution to the fortunes of humanity, unique to their time of life. For the present generation, the moment has come to reflect, to commit, to steel themselves for a life of service from which blessing will flow in abundance.

A few weeks later, and owing to the overwhelming response to its announcement in February, the House of Justice shared in a message its decision to convene an additional 19 conferences, bringing the total number of gatherings to 114.

A further message dated 1 July 2013 from the House of Justice addressed to the participants in the 114 youth conferences provided the framework for the gatherings, exploring such themes as the characteristics inherent to the period of youth, the historical contribution of young people to the transformation of society, the responsibilities of the present generation of youth, the society-building power of the Bahá’í Teachings, and the importance of faith and tenacity to a life of service.

Reports, photographs, and audio-visual materials from the conferences will be added to this website as they become available.

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August 2013

September 2013

20-22 September 2013
Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea
20-23 September 2013
Dhaka, Bangladesh
21-23 September 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa
26-29 September 2013
Lae, Papua New Guinea
Moscow, Russia
27-29 September 2013
Chennai, India
Mahikeng, South Africa
Nuku’alofa, Tonga

November 2013

29 November - 1 December 2013
Khujand, Tajikistan

June 2015