Conference Encourages Baha'i Youth to Contribute to "Welfare of Humanity"

February 25, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

On February 25, 2004 Baha'i World News Service reported, "A six-day gathering to inspire Baha'i youth to make their contribution to the welfare of humanity attracted participants from more than 30 countries. The world's suffering was a 'call to action,' a keynote speaker told participants at the 'Changing Times' seminar, which was held at the Townshend International School here from 26 December 2003 to 1 January 2004...Baha'i youth, [Robert Henderson, the secretary-general of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States] said, should strive to become examples of the transforming power of Baha'u'llah. They should 'elevate the atmosphere' in which they live, face challenges with confidence and become the embodiment of excellence in their personal lives, academic training, professions, and spiritual qualities. The atmosphere of the seminar was characterized by the joy and camaraderie of the some 220 participants. In addition to the many European Baha'is, attendees came from places as far away as Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand."