Webinar

John David Bosch: In the Vanguard of Heroes, Martyrs, and Saints

Apr 5, 2020

This webinar covers the remarkable events in the life of John David Bosch. Those events include John Bosch’s presence at the passing of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, his participation in hoisting the Master’s coffin to His temporary resting place on Mount Carmel, and his presence at the public reading of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Will and Testament.  Most striking in the story of John Bosch is the moment when the Guardian entrusted a portion of the Will and Testament into the hands of John Bosch so that he deliver it to the National Bahá’í Convention in April of 1922. The webinar also touches on John and Louise Bosch’s establishment of a permanent Bahá’í school with race unity as its focus.  In addition to these extraordinary experiences, this webinar tells of John and Louise’s encounters with so many Bahá’ís who later would be regarded as heroes, martyrs, and saints. Watch the webinar to not only learn many of the central features of the Bahá’í Faith, but, more importantly, to be inspired by the extraordinary things that can happen to an ordinary person, once they embrace the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh.

Contributors

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Angelina Diliberto Allen

Angelina Diliberto Allen was born into a family whose connection to the Bahá’í Faith dates back to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s visit to California in 1912. She has served the Bahá’í cause in several countries including Swaziland, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. From 1983 until 2011 she codirected the Bosch Bahá’í School Youth Institute along with her husband, Andrew, and several others. Angelina holds a BA in English from San Diego State University and a Master’s in Writing and Rhetoric from the University of California, San Diego and a teaching credential in Bilingual Education. She is recently retired from teaching high school after more than 30 years. Angelina is the author of John David Bosch: In the Vanguard of Heroes, Martyrs, and Saints and When the Moon Set Over Haifa. She and her husband have two children and two grandchildren.

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