By Robert H Stockman
The extraordinary account of the adventure of Abdul-Baha, throughout a lot of the U.S. to proportion a message of the oneness of humanity and the foundations of common peace.
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American and Persian Bahá’ís rubbed shoulders in Acre when they went on pilgrimage to pray at Bahá’u’lláh’s shrine, see the places associated with His life there, and meet ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. In spite of his confinement to the walled city of Acre, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá maintained a steady correspondence involving thousands of letters to the American Bahá’ís and continued to receive pilgrims. Many hoped that ‘Abdu’l-Bahá would move to the United States, where he would be free; in 1901, the Chicago Bahá’í governing council even organized a “supplication,” which was signed by 370 Bahá’ís, inviting him to move to the United States permanently.
1875–1924). ” Howard Colby Ives, a Unitarian minister at the Brotherhood Church in Jersey City, New Jersey, and a friend of the Bahá’í Faith,iv left this account: The press of eager friends [Bahá’ís] and curious ones was so great that it was difficult even to get inside the doors. I have only the memory of an impressive silence most unusual at such functions. In all that crowded mass of folk, so wedged together that tea drinking was almost an impossibility, though the attempt was made, there was little or no speech.
Marjorie, who loves the Teachings but has never wholly accepted them, said “I can’t leave till I’ve seen Him. I can’t. ” So, though we followed the crowd to the street, we slipped away there and looked around for some place to hide. Quite a distance below the big entrance to the pier we saw a fairly deep embrasure into which a window was set, with the stone wall jutting out from it. Here we flattened ourselves against the window, Rhoda (who is conspicuously tall) clasping a long white box of lilies which she had brought for the Master.
Abdul-Baha in America by Robert H Stockman