Participation in ISGP Seminars
30 July 2018
18 Kalimát 175
All Bahá’í communities
The National Spiritual Assembly is eager to see that every Bahá’í university student is aware of the seminar to be held in December this year in Waihi (8-18 December) by the Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity (ISGP), and that all of them are encouraged and supported to participate. The undergraduate seminars have been designed for this target population, to address their specific needs, and provide them with tools to participate in discourses by applying the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh in whatever field they are studying. The New Zealand undergraduate seminars offer the full programme for all four undergraduate levels. Those who have yet to enter University (e.g. are presently in Year 13 at High School but want to pursue higher education), even if they have not yet decided on a particular course of study, are likely to also find it beneficial to participate. Those youth engaging in other forms of tertiary education are also welcome to learn more about whether this programme will meet their needs.
The cost of this 11-day seminar will be known soon and the participants and their families are encouraged to contribute as much as possible towards this actual cost. However, it is very important that cost is not a barrier to attendance, and the institutions of the Faith are eager to assist financially as a way to support youth to attend. This is viewed as a valuable investment. Baha’i youth and their families are encouraged to plan in their personal budgeting towards this goal of participation.
There are a number of individuals who are assisting the coordinators of the New Zealand Unit of ISGP, and these collaborators are eager to have conversations with individual youth, parents, communities and institutions to explore the value of the programme and answer any questions.
Please look out for further information and details that will be made available, and if you wish to contact ISGP, the email address is ISGP@bahai.org.nz
Loving Bahá'í greetings,
National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of New Zealand