National Social Cohesion and Inclusion Conference

From May 31, 2022 09:00 until May 31, 2022 17:00

The Australian Baha'i Community invites you to:

The Annual National Social Cohesion and Inclusion Conference 2022

Monday 30 May 2022    Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm (Opening evening)
Tuesday 31 May 2022    Time: 9am to 5pm
Location: Rydges World Square, 389 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000

Online and live streaming option is available

The 2022 National Social Cohesion and Inclusion Conference will be the fourth annual conference hosted by the Australian Baha’i Community. These conferences aim to be an ongoing space to explore the various settings, approaches and methods that help to foster greater social cohesion and inclusion in Australia. They are opportunities for those who are thinking deeply about the progress of our country to deliberate, learn, share ideas and reflect on experience. 

This year’s conference will begin by honouring and celebrating the thousands of well-wishers of humanity who came together at more than 85 of The World Conferences in Australia to deliberate on the material, social and spiritual progress of our country and to identify steps required to traverse the obstacles impeding social cohesion. It brought together thousands of individuals and community representatives from every part of Australia, of all religions, cultures, ages and backgrounds, who share a longing to foster social cohesion and unity and to contribute to the betterment of the world. Their determination and strong sense of purpose reflected in the spirit generated at these conferences, hosted by local Baha’i communities across Australia. A report capturing their insights, hopes, noble aspirations, and unity of vision and action will be formally presented to the representatives of the Australian government at the opening reception. This will be followed by cultural and artistic performances celebrating our cohesion, diversity and the oneness of humanity.

The remaining sessions of the conference will include keynote presentations, panels and small group consultations where civil society leaders and representatives will deliberate further on this report and consult on steps to strengthen social cohesion. Themes for this year include:

  • A vision of social cohesion in Australia

  • The distance traversed to strengthen social cohesion: Community, Mass Media and Government Institutions

  • Obstacles impeding further progress

  • Glimpses of Social Transformation: Experiences from organisations and communities of practice

Below are links to the program, speakers, recorded sessions and media of past conferences:

The Australian Baha'i Community is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities for those who would like to participate in the National Social Cohesion and Inclusion Conference but may be prevented from doing so due to financial limitations. Inquiries regarding scholarships can be sent to

Registration for the 2022 National Social Cohesion and Inclusion Conference can be completed at this link. 

If you require further information, contact Parisa Farshid 02 9998 9222 | 0466 040 990


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