Browsing Category "United States"
20 Aug
2012
Biography: Fred Mortensen

Biography: Fred Mortensen

On the night of August 20th 1912, a man covered from head to foot with soot arrived at Green Acre hoping for an opportunity to meet ‘Abdu’l-Bahá; his name was Fred Mortensen. His story is an example of how a […]

16 Aug
2012
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The Spiritual Destiny of America

The Spiritual Destiny of America

Bahá’u’lláh announced the arrival of the age of maturity for the entire human race, and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá spoke of the important role every nation has to play in achieving it. Growing up, as we all know, is no easy thing (hello, […]

14 Aug
2012
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Podcast 19: Literal Interpretation & Prayer

Podcast 19: Literal Interpretation & Prayer

During ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s travels through the United States He stayed a brief time in Dublin, New Hampshire.  This week’s podcast features a brief story of a luncheon held there, as well as a talk given by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá on literal interpretation and […]

9 Aug
2012
The Power of Music

The Power of Music

Music is a hidden treasure. It is the great poem of time unfurled. The physical symptom of love conquering the heart. The conviction of expression beyond words, even when accompanied by them. Science has attempted to conquer its magic and majesty, and […]

2 Aug
2012
The Marriage of Louis and Louisa Gregory

The Marriage of Louis and Louisa Gregory

 ‘Abdu’l-Bahá stirred up a revolution on race relations when visiting America in 1912 at a time of many restrictions for African-Americans. He rarely criticized others or over-emphasized any tenants of the Bahá’í Faith except His insistence on race amity and equality of […]

27 Jul
2012
Sarah Farmer & Green Acre Bahá’í School

Sarah Farmer & Green Acre Bahá’í School

The first known peace flag in the world was erected at Green Acre Bahá’í School in 1894, years before the facility was called that. One of 19 Disciples of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Sarah Jane Farmer was the founder of this beautiful resort on […]

23 Jul
2012
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Podcast 18: Party Politic 2

Podcast 18: Party Politic 2

On July, 23 1912 ‘Abdu’l-Bahá gave a talk on the topic of politics at the Hotel Victoria in Boston. There were variety of people present at this talk, including journalist who quoted Him on the purpose of His visit. I came for […]

17 Jul
2012
The Wedding of Grace & Harlan Ober

The Wedding of Grace & Harlan Ober

On July 17th, Harlan Ober and Grace Robarts were married in the presence of  ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Earl Redman’s book on the Master’s travels recounts the event in these words: …the friends gathered at  ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s house at 309 West 78th St for the usual […]

1 Jul
2012
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Podcast 17: Extremes of Wealth and Poverty

Podcast 17: Extremes of Wealth and Poverty

On June 28th 1912 ‘Abdu’l-Baha hosted a Unity Feast at the home of Roy Wilhelm, this weeks feature is an account from that day. The second half of the podcast is a talk by the Master on the topic of […]

29 Jun
2012
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Unity Feast in Englewood

Unity Feast in Englewood

While getting ready for my first nineteen day feast in my new hometown, I thought of the Unity feast in held Englewood on June 29th, 1912. I can only imagine how the friends must have felt when preparing themselves for […]