When the Moon Set Over Haifa

Part 1

The Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá: Perspectives of Six Western believers

December 19, 2021 AT 11:00 AM Pacific, 02:00 PM Eastern

This webinar will take the participant back to Haifa on the night of the Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, one hundred years ago, through the eye-witness accounts of the six Western believers who were present at that time. The webinar will include the story of who these believers were, what brought them to Haifa at that time, and how were their lives were changed by the experience.

Part 2

The Public Reading of the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu'l-Baha: Perspective of some Western believers

January 16, 2022 AT 11:00 AM Pacific, 02:00 PM Eastern

Webinar Summary

Note: Webinar postponed from 9 to 16 January due to inclement weather.  This webinar will take the participant back to Haifa on the day in which the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was read publicly one hundred years ago. The webinar will also explore the significance of the last one hundred years of institution-building that has resulted from the implementation of the Master’s Will.

Video from the Presenter
Click the video screen above for a brief video from Angelina Diliberto Allen about her book, John David Bosch: In the Vanguard of Heroes, Martyrs, and Saints. The Public Reading of the Master’s Will and Testament is covered extensively in Chapter 7 of the book. Bosch and his wife, Louise, are perhaps best known for their efforts and selfless generosity in helping to establish a Bahá’í school in northern California, but were also among a small group of pilgrims present in Haifa at the time of the Master’s passing. Their experience of the event and the special tasks they performed are shared in detail in this book.

Special Book Discount Offer

Friends are invited to use coupon code WIJDB for a 20% discount at checkout on the soft cover print edition of the book, 'John David Bosch' by Angelina Allen between now and Jan. 17, 2022.



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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