Australian Baha'i Sites
Our collection on

Young People Making Change

ISGP Group photo at Melbourne.
Sydney ISGP group photo

Youth have played a vital role in Bahá’í history. The Báb, the forerunner of the Bahá’í Faith, declared His mission when He was 25 years old and so many of His followers were in the prime of their youth when they embraced His Revelation.

During the ministries of Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, young people were at the forefront of efforts to proclaim the message of the new Faith and to share its teachings with others.

Following in the path that these and other heroic figures had opened, thousands of young Bahá’ís have arisen in each generation to respond to the call of Bahá’u’lláh. Their efforts are guided by the Head of the Bahá’í Faith today – the Universal House of Justice – which encourages young Bahá’ís to draw on the zeal and enthusiasm characteristic of the period of youth and so make decisive contributions to the advancement of spiritual and material civilization.

In this collection, we showcase some of the ways in which young people across Australia are drawing on the unifying power of the Faith and the Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh to effect change in their neighbourhoods and contribute towards an ever-advancing society.

To every generation of young believers comes an opportunity to make a contribution to the fortunes of humanity, unique to their time of life.

The Universal House of Justice

In this Collection ...

Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity

‘It propels real transformation’: Applying the Baha’i teachings to study and work

In its 30 December, 2021 Message, the Universal House of Justice writes that the Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity (ISGP) is “a notable example of one form of education through which ...


An insight into life on the streets: Darwin’s junior youth deliver meals to those sleeping rough

When Darwin’s Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program (JYSEP) group rallied together to think up their summer service project, “it was hard to find just one that everyone agreed ...

Pioneering Taskforce

From Brisbane to Albania: Four youth take the leap to pioneer overseas

In its 30 December, 2021 Message to the Conference of the Continental Board of Counsellors, the Universal House of Justice spoke about the urgent need for international pioneers to be deployed in ...

Dallas Campbell

The Baha’i House of Worship – a refuge for humanity and the natural world 

In this interview with Australian Baha’i Horizons, Dallas Campbell speaks about the interplay between the Baha’i House of Worship and its surrounds, and how we each have a role to play in ...

Sonia and Zahra

Perth’s youth rally around those experiencing homelessness

Two of Perth’s dynamic youth recently joined forces to rally the community together in support of those experiencing homelessness across the city.  Sonia Raisi and Zahra Vink, from the ...

Mt Druitt

‘A way to adapt to changes’: Mt Druitt junior youth camp nurtures values and sense of identity 

Creating friendships, intellectual and spiritual excellence, prayer and service to humanity – these were the themes explored at the recent March Mounty Movement Junior Youth (JY) Camp.  Featuring ...