239 Days in America

A Social Media Documentary following 'Abdu'l-Bahá in 1912

July 11, 1912
New York, NY
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‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Journey So Far: Month Three

Today marks the end of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s third month in America. We thought we’d take this opportunity to look back at some of the highlights of the past month.

The Pursuit of Happiness was one of our most popular features. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá commented on the challenge of achieving true happiness.

I Have Seen A Curious Article Which Astonished Me covered Reverend Peter Easton’s sensational attack against ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, along with the dramatic response of one scholar.

In “Thy Pomp Shall Soon Pass Away”, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá distinguished the glory of Jesus Christ from the dominion of human leaders like Napoleon.

Militarizing Human Ingenuity placed the story of the invention of flight alongside ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s commentary on the dilemma that sits at the heart of modern progress.

On June 29, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá hosted a “feast of unity” in Englewood, New Jersey, which we covered in ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s “Feast of Unity”.

We continued our coverage of the 1912 Presidential election in four features: Elephants In Chicago, Politicking and Personalities, Donkeys In Baltimore, and Woodrow Wilson: The Man Who Would Be President. The Republicans re-nominated President Taft as their candidate; the Democrats have chosen Woodrow Wilson; while former President Roosevelt is hovering the wings. The election campaign is about to begin.

Finally, while Americans had many different ideas about who ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was, we let him answer the question in an aptly title feature: Who Is ‘Abdu’l-Bahá?