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  • The Equality of Men and Women

    When ‘Abdu’l-Bahá talked about the problems and challenges humanity must deal with during His travels in Europe and the United States and Canada from 1910 to 1913, He brought up the equality of men and women—a question that, where it has been unaddressed, is causing a crisis in society (and families) and consequently a threat to the social structure.

  • Traditions Differ From Truth

    Knowledge of the truth is the goal of religions. Its progressive revelation in pro- portions corresponding to human spiritual capacity should not be a cause for discord and strife between people.

  • Movement and Life

    In December 1911, ‘Abdu’l- Bahá returned from His tour in London and Paris to spend the winter months in the city of Alexandria and prepare for His journey to America and Canada the following year. The flow of visitors to His residence continued all through the months of the winter…

  • The Springtime of the Soul Returns

    ‘A bdu’l-Bahá’s stay in Paris for the months of October and November 1911 afforded His hearers the pleasure of daily talks in which He discussed various topics related to the principles of Bahá’u’lláh. At the beginning of His visit, on 15 October, He gave a talk about the regularity of the renewal of the divine […]

  • Universal Love

    ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, while on visit to the city of Paris in 1911, more than once addressed the subject of the soul in His public talks. He pointed out in particular its spiritual nature and its essential effect on material life, with emphasis too on its role in establishing a unity of mankind for whose realization in this enlightened age all past religions participated in preparing the way.

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The Centenary

The Dawning-Points of Light

‘Abdu’l-Bahá at the request of the venerable Archdeacon of Westminster addressed the congregation of Saint John the Divine after evening service. With a few warm words characteristic of his whole attitude Archdeacon Wilberforce introduced the revered Messenger from the East, who had crossed seas and countries on his Mission of Peace and Unity for which he had suffered forty years of captivity and persecution….


Glimpses of an Imprisonment Lasting Forty Years

During ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s visit to the city of London, one of the British newspapers interviewed him about his imprisonment. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá spent more than 55 years between exile and imprisonment. The following text is limited to a description of some aspects of the forty years he spent as a prisoner.


The Call of the Unity of Mankind Is Raised in a Divided World

“In every Dispensation, the light of Divine Guidance has been focused upon one central theme…. In this wondrous Rev- elation, this glorious century, the foundation of the Faith of God, and the distinguishing feature of His Law, is the consciousness of the oneness of mankind.”


The Master’s Visit to London

The opening years of the twentieth century witnessed Europe’s entry into a tunnel of crises—crises sufficiently powerful to affect its political role and the leadership that had determined the lot of vast populations, change its moral values, breach the unity of its nations, increase the number of conflicting minorities within its borders…


Hasten, hasten to friendship

‘Abdu’l-Bahá sailed on the 11 August 1911 on the S.S. Corsica for the French port of Marseilles. He spent a few days resting at the then famous health resort of Thonon-les-Bains in the eastern region of France on its borders with Switzerland.