Members of the Continental Boards of Counsellors on the steps of the Seat of the Universal House of Justice

Counsellors’ return marks start of new journey for Bahá’í world

January 9, 2022

BAHÁ’Í WORLD CENTRE — The consultations of the Boards of Counsellors that had begun immediately after their conference have today concluded, marking the beginning of a new chapter in the development of the global Bahá’í community.

The consultations of the past few days were enriched by the wealth of insights that emerged from a global perspective uniquely available to the conference of the Counsellors held from 30 December 2021 to 4 January 2022.

The focus of the Counsellors’ discussions over the past few days has been on promoting within each continent the unified, systematic endeavors of Bahá’í communities at the local, regional, and national level. These endeavors involve educational programs that build capacity for community-building, as well as social action and participation in societal discourses.

The Counsellors, spiritually uplifted by visits to the Holy Shrines and Holy places, enlightened by the guidance of the Universal House of Justice, and illuminated by the insights gained from their colleagues, are now departing the Holy Land, ready to radiate the absorbed spiritual energy and insights back to the Bahá’í world in the lead up to thousands of global conferences that will be held in the coming weeks and months.

The House of Justice has stated that these conferences will enable communities “to examine anew the possibilities before them to release the society-building powers of the Faith” in their efforts to put into action “Bahá’u’lláh’s universal summons to work for the betterment of the world.”

Aerial photo of the Counsellors on the steps of the Seat of the Universal House of Justice