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260 Brown Road

260 Brown Road, St. Peters, MO 63376

Community: Overland

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Join us for a joyful gathering that will inspire societal transformation... Three days. Five topics. Sparking hope and igniting action.

Event Details

Dear friends,

Please join the Bahá’ís of St. Charles County and friends, for a 3 day World-Building Conference to be held over 3 successive weekends in May!

Where?

260 Brown Rd. St. Peters, MO 63376 (A building owned by the St. Charles County Extension Council. The use of the space does not indicate a relationship with the building owner.)

When?

Sunday, May 15th (9am-5pm)

Sunday, May 22nd (9am-5pm)

Saturday, May 28th (2pm-8pm)

Why?

Setting the stage for a global transformation based on collaborative action within local communities, initiated by connected individuals.

Together we will gain an “enhance[d] appreciation of the privilege of being part of a community that has set its gaze upon the spiritual and material transformation of society, and of the bounty of being connected by bonds of love and camaraderie with brothers and sisters in a global effort, each one labouring within the same framework for action...”

What?

The program for the conference will draw from the Sacred Writings as well as guidance contained in relevant messages from the Baha'i Universal House of Justice.

Topics Discussed will include...

Theme 1—Bahá’u’lláh’s vision for humanity

Theme 2—Distance traversed

Theme 3—Building vibrant communities

Theme 4—Educational endeavours and the training institute

Theme 5—Contributing to societal transformation

How?

- Opportunities to engage in the arts (music, crafts, and more!)

- Large and small group discussions

- Films and brief presentations

- Meaningful conversations

- Time for reflection and consultation

- Special programs for children (ages 4-8) and youth (ages 9-14)

- Community building and social collaboration

- One meal, light snacks, and beverages will be provided each day!

Who?

All are welcome to join in these loving, society transforming endeavors!

Who are we?

(Excerpts from the 2021 09 15 letter on behalf of the UHJ)

The enkindled souls being raised up through the processes of the Plan are seeking to gain an ever more profound understanding of Bahá’u’lláh’s teachings—“the sovereign remedy for every disease”—and to apply them to the needs of [our] society.

[We] are committed to the prosperity of all, recognizing that the welfare of individuals rests in the welfare of society at large.

[We] are loyal citizens who eschew partisanship and the contest for worldly power.

Instead, [we] are focused on transcending differences, harmonizing perspectives, and promoting the use of consultation for making decisions.

[We] emphasize qualities and attitudes—such as trustworthiness, cooperation, and forbearance—that are building blocks of a stable social order.

[We] champion rationality and science as essential for human progress.

[We] advocate tolerance and understanding, and with the inherent oneness of humanity uppermost in [our] minds, [we] view everyone as a potential partner to collaborate with, and [we] strive to foster fellow feeling even among groups who may traditionally have been hostile to one another.

[We] are conscious of how the forces of materialism are at work around [us], and [our] eyes are wide open to the many injustices that persist in the world, yet [we] are equally clear sighted about the creative power of unity and humanity’s capacity for altruism.

[We] see the power that true religion possesses to transform hearts and overcome distrust, and so, with confidence in what the future holds, [we] labour to cultivate the conditions in which progress can occur.

[We] share [our] beliefs liberally with others, remaining respectful of the freedom of conscience of every soul, and [we] never impose [our] own standards on anyone.

And while [we] would not pretend to have discovered all the answers, [we] are clear about what [we] have learned and what [we] still need to learn.

[Our] efforts advance to the alternating rhythm of action and reflection; setbacks leave [us] unfazed.

~ The Universal House of Justice, 30 December 2021 30 letter to the Conference of the Continental Boards of Counsellors – Paragraph 4

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