Youths from Hawaii gather at Fiji event
Twenty youth from Maui, Lanai and Molokai, striving to contribute to the well-being of their communities, gathered on Fiji Aug. 23 to 25 for a youth conference as part of a worldwide series of conferences called for by the Universal House of Justice, the international governing body of the Bahai faith.
A total of 90 youths from across the Hawaiian Islands were in attendance in Fiji. Discussed at the conference were the current responsibilities facing young people and ways to contribute to the betterment of society.
Conferences will continue through October.
Further information can be found online at www.news.bahai.org/community-news/youth-conferences.
Dharma center will be part of Peace Day
The Venerable Lama Gyaltsen of the Maui Dharma Center, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation and study center in Paia, will take part in a global celebration of Peace Day on Saturday.
Free and open to the public, the event will be held in two sessions - from 9 to 11 a.m. with prayers, meditation, a fire ceremony and a release of animals; and from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with poetry, stories and thoughts dedicated to world peace.
Both sessions will include a walk around the center's stupa, which is called The Great Paia Lha Bab Peace Stupa. The center is at 81 Baldwin Ave.
A United Nations resolution established International Peace Day in 1981. The day is celebrated annually on Sept. 21 to recognize the efforts of individuals, organizations, governments and nations to end conflict and promote peace, according to an announcement.
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