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 […]

23 Jun
2012
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The Springtime of Manifestation

The Springtime of Manifestation

The reality of the Manifestations of God is one of the recurrent themes in ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s talks to the West. After reading His talk of June 23rd, I remembered several conversations I had regarding this topic, and how often I heard […]

21 Jun
2012
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The Nature of Unity

The Nature of Unity

One of the first things often shared about the Bahá’í Faith is the principle of unity; children sing about it, junior youth try to understand it, and young and old alike join together in study circles to learn how to […]

18 Jun
2012
Podcast 16: Motion Picture

Podcast 16: Motion Picture

On June 18, 1912 a motion picture was made of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard MacNutt. This week’s podcast features the account of J. G. Grundy of that event, as well as a talk by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá […]

18 Jun
2012
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The Motion Picture of the Master

The Motion Picture of the Master

Picture an age: an age where film is still in its early years – is still considered quite a novelty — and since its inception, it hasn’t disappointed us as a potent magnet to all sorts of creeds and philosophies. […]

13 Jun
2012
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The Levels of Unity

The Levels of Unity

  Of the more than 200 talks ‘Abdu’l-Bahá gave during His visit in North America, the word “unity” appears in almost all of them. As a matter of fact, the three topics He spoke on most often were World Unity, Race […]

7 Jun
2012
The Divine Physician

The Divine Physician

During His stay in New York, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá addressed mankind’s need for love and unity twice (these addresses can be read here and here).  His discourse, which is filled with the imagery of disease and healing, is a refreshing yet penetrating […]

3 Jun
2012
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Podcast 15: Party Politic

Podcast 15: Party Politic

It was during the month of June 1912 that the Master declared New York the City of the Covenant. This week’s podcast feature is an excerpt from Juliet Thompson diary as she describes that overwhelming power the Covenant, along with […]

27 May
2012
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Address to a Women’s Suffrage Meeting

Address to a Women’s Suffrage Meeting

Today questions of the utmost importance are facing humanity … One of these questions concerns the rights of woman and her equality with man. One hundred years later, these words of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá might feel archaic. But one only needs to […]

24 May
2012
“Creation is the Expression of Motion”

“Creation is the Expression of Motion”

The subject of creation is one that affects every person in one way or another, usually in questions posed to oneself: Why are we here? How are we here? What are we? Every culture, every tradition, and every civilization has […]