Category: `Abdu’l-Bahá

Grave of First African American Bahá’í in Washington, D.C., Found; Contribute to Her Grave Marker

A number of Bahá’ís in the Washington, D.C., area have found the burial place of Pocahontas Pope, the first African American in the Washington, D.C. Bahá’í community. Now the Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Washington, D.C., has announced the

What I Learned: Margaret Zambrano and The Ministry of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

The Wilmette Institute often prints comments that learners in its courses write in their final Learning Self-Assessments. Now the Institute is writing students three months after a course ends, asking them how they are using what they learned. One of

‘Abdu’l-Bahá: He Is Always with Us in Our Spiritual Journeys

The Journey that Does Not End Hibiscus blooms turn and fold up only a day after they open. A thought emerges, then leaves without a trail. Dreams are forgotten before they appear. Our skin will sag, our energy dissipate. Words

The Unfoldment of the Tablets of the Divine Plan, 1916–2021: An Essay by Drs. Amin Banani and Robert H. Stockman

The Wilmette Institute continues to honor the one hundredth anniversary of the revelation of the Tablets of the Divine Plan revealed by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in 1916–17. This month we are reprinting (by permission of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís

Local Spiritual Assembly Supports Individual Deepening with Scholarships to Wilmette Institute Courses

We are happy to share with you a letter that the Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Champaign, Illinois, sent to the Champaign-Urbana Bahá’í community and cluster, offering scholarships to Wilmette Institute courses to community members who wish to serve

2014 Course Schedule

Building Unity Toward Marriage: Preparing for Marriage (01/02/14 to 02/05/14) 5 weeks Applying spiritual principles and practical approaches in aspects of courtship such as family unity, spiritual activities, intercultural unions, and gender equality and moving towards marriage . . .

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‘Abdu’l-Baha Still Inspires Contributions to New York’s Bowery Mission

‘Abdu’l-Baha’s visit to the Bowery Mission on April 19, 1912, and His distribution of silver quarters to some 400 to 500 men inspired students in the Wilmette Institute’s course on ‘Abdu’l-Baha in America in a special way. Several pledged to

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Blogs and Websites about `Abdu’l-Baha’s Luminous Journeys, 1911-13

Anne Gordon Perry, a Wilmette Institute faculty member, is working on a film called Luminous Journey: `Abdu’l-Baha in America, 1912. The film, being shot in high definition, has an anticipated release date of Spring 2012. Perry is a faculty member for

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Websites to Explore `Abdu’l-Baha’s Three-Year Travels to the West

In August 2010 the Universal House of Justice alerted the Baha’is of the world to the upcoming commemoration of the three years that `Abdu’l-Baha spent away from Haifa, resting in Egypt and traveling in Europe and North America between 1911

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Institute Faculty Share Stories at Wilmette Centenary of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s Laying of Temple Cornerstone

Three Wilmette Institute faculty for the recent course ‘Abdu’l-Baha in America took part in the April 29 program at the Baha’i House of Worship marking the one hundredth anniversary of the Master’s visit to the site and His laying the cornerstone for

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