1 Oct
2012
Biography: Kanichi Yamamoto

Biography: Kanichi Yamamoto

When Kanichi Yamamoto first learned of the Faith of Bahá’u’lláh, he wished to write to the Master and declare to Him his belief but he was concerned that his English was too poor.  His spiritual mother—Miss Elizabeth Muther—encouraged him to […]

21 Sep
2012
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The Balkan War and Universal Peace

The Balkan War and Universal Peace

During the Master’s travel to the West a war was devastating the Balkans.  Succinctly, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá commented how war is “the outcome of hostility and hatred between nations and peoples of religion who imitate and adhere to the forms and violate […]

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 […]

14 Sep
2012
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Vignettes from the Master’s Visit to Montreal

Vignettes from the Master’s Visit to Montreal

The celebrations of the Centenary of the visit of the Master to Montreal finished only two days ago, on 12 September 2012, commemorating a visit notable for the intensity of its press coverage1. As readers of The Journey West know, […]

2 Sep
2012
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Podcast 21:  ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Canada

Podcast 21: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Canada

  On the evening of August 30, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá arrived at the Maxwell home. He spent a total of 6 full days in Montreal, Canada giving several private and public talks. In a Tablet addressed to the region he says, The future of Canada […]

1 Sep
2012
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The Progress of the Soul

The Progress of the Soul

It seems to me that everything in existence must develop via an organic, natural process in order to produce effective results — of course it could be imagined that there are particular exceptions, such as nuclear fusion or fission. The […]

26 Aug
2012
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Podcast 20: Materialism

Podcast 20: Materialism

During this weeks podcast we hear a talk by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá at Green Acre on the topic of materialism, plus a feature about Fred Mortensen’s journey to meet him there.   Production Team: Ivan Mihoci, Mary Okonkwo, & Lorraine Sherrill Music: Afshin Toufighian […]

25 Aug
2012
This Radiant Century

This Radiant Century

  On 25 May 1912 the Master explained that historians perceive this radiant century as being equivalent to the previous one hundred centuries due to the exponential progress mankind has made and continues to make in all areas of life.  […]

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, […]