By Robert H Stockman
The striking account of the adventure of Abdul-Baha, throughout a lot of the us to proportion a message of the oneness of humanity and the foundations of common peace.
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There he received a steady stream of American, French, and Persian visitors. The Americans included Juliet Thompson, whose diary provides a valuable and enthusiastic window into his New York sojourn, and Horace Holley, a new Bahá’í of great talent whose commitment to the Faith was greatly strengthened by meeting him. Hippolyte Dreyfus and Laura Dreyfus-Barney, two of Europe’s most dedicated Bahá’ís—who both spoke Persian and had translated many Bahá’í works into English and French—met with ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to help plan the next steps of his journey.
Ye must pulsate as one heart, and throb as one spirit…. Verily, verily, I say unto you, were it not for this difference amongst you, the inhabitants of America in all those regions would have, by now, been attracted to the Kingdom of God, and would have constituted themselves your helpers and assisters…. I beg of God to confirm you in union and concord that you may become the cause of the oneness of the kingdom of humanity. 9 To another Bahá’í, he added a practical concern: Thou hast invited me to America….
14 His talk in St. John’s Church, Westminster, was covered by The Christian Commonwealth, a progressive Protestant periodical edited by members of City Temple. On that occasion, he was introduced by the pastor, Albert Basil Orme Wilberforce (1841–1916), Canon of Westminster Abbey and Chaplain to the House of Commons. A grandson of William Wilberforce, one of the chief campaigners for the abolition of slavery and the slave trade, he inherited an involvement in liberal causes such as temperance and women’s suffrage and had an interest in Eastern religions and spiritualism.
Abdul-Baha in America by Robert H Stockman