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18 Feb
2013
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‘Abdu’l-Bahá and faith

‘Abdu’l-Bahá and faith

  “As ye have faith, so shall your powers and blessings be,” the Master said to the very first group of Western pilgrims visiting Him in Haifa in 1898[1].  Also during His travels in the West, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá spoke of the […]

2 Dec
2012
Podcast 27: Departure

Podcast 27: Departure

  This week’s podcast centers around Abdu’l-Bahá departure, featuring two separate accounts of this day from the perspectives of Juliet Thompson and Howard Colby Ives. Also hear the Master’s farewell address aboard the SS. Celtic on December 5, 1912.   Production Team: […]

18 Nov
2012
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Podcast 26: Sacrifice

Podcast 26: Sacrifice

The Journey West podcast takes a second look at the journey of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá through North America by review the following passage from Shoghi Effendi: Who knows what thoughts flooded the heart of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá as He found Himself the central figure […]

4 Nov
2012
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Podcast 25: Message for Baha’is in the West

Podcast 25: Message for Baha’is in the West

  In this episode of The Journey West podcast we follow ’Abdu’l-Bahá back to the East coast with a soundtrack by our regular contributor Mitch Doran and end the show with a message for the Baha’i's of the West given by […]

2 Nov
2012
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Education

Education

Out of the more than 200 talks ‘Abdu’l-Bahá gave while in America, dozens were at universities and to academic and higher thought groups. Education was the centerpiece of these talks and numerous other talks He gave at churches, Bahá’í homes and conferences. […]

26 Oct
2012
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Podcast 24:  International Peace

Podcast 24: International Peace

This week’s podcast features the story of Thornton Chase, the first American Bahá’í, and his sudden passing in September 1912. Listen to accounts about this occasion as well as poetry written by Mr. Chase. The second segment of the show […]

19 Oct
2012
Biography: Phoebe Hearst

Biography: Phoebe Hearst

When I visited the House of Abdullah Pashá in ‘Akká as a pilgrim, I reflected on the importance of that first group of pilgrims from the West who were the guests of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in that beautiful house. It was a […]

15 Oct
2012
Podcast 23:  Scientific Advancement

Podcast 23: Scientific Advancement

  ‘Abdu’l-Bahá gave many public addresses at universities, however His talk at Standford University in October 1912 makes a direct connection between the responsibility of science and its connection to world peace. He also talks openly about His father, Baha’u'llah, a feature […]

7 Oct
2012
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The Oneness of Religions

The Oneness of Religions

Perhaps the most distinctive concept in the Bahá’í Faith is the oneness of religions. This is the principle that clearly provokes thought and awes any audience. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá introduced this concept at almost every public meeting at which He spoke during […]

19 Sep
2012
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Podcast 22: Journey Across America

Podcast 22: Journey Across America

By September ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was making His way to California. This journey took most of the month and added many cities to His American tour. Production Team: Ivan Mihoci, Mary Okonkwo, & Lorraine Sherrill Music: Afshin Toufighian Guests: Jim Traub, Jenna Polk, Aaron Dahm, Afshin […]