Over 1000 youth from Guelph and surrounding areas, as well as from all over Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, gathered in Toronto on the July 26th weekend. The conference, one of 114 around the world, was convened by The Universal House of Justice, the governing body of the Bahá’í Faith.
The youth discussed the ways in which service to humanity provides opportunities for individual growth as well as developing capacity to contribute to social progress.
Among the themes discussed were the unique characteristics that distinguish the period of youth, the great responsibility facing young people to contribute to the betterment of society, and the importance of fostering an environment of encouragement. Many who attended were already engaged in offering acts of service in their own neighbourhoods, including efforts to help those younger than themselves to channel their energies for the progress of their communities.