239 Days in America

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

August 10, 1912
Dublin, NH
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‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Journey So Far: Month Four

TODAY MARKS THE END of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s fourth month in America. We thought we’d take this opportunity to look back at some of the highlights of the past month.

On Day 94, a feature entitled “Every Child Is Potentially the Light of the World” noted that for ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the moral education of children is paramount to the creation of a successful civilization.

Religion: The Greatest Cause of Human Alienation covered ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s address to one of the largest congregations in Brooklyn.

We took a look at the Progressive Era in 1912: A Year Supreme with Possibilities, then covered ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s argument for enlightened leadership in The Secret of Divine Civilization.

On July 24, to the Theosophical Society in Boston, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá argued for ‘Abdu’l-Bahá: Science Proves the Human Spirit.

Our story then moved to the scenic environs of Dublin, New Hampshire, which we covered in a series of features, including: A Sleepy Morning in Dublin, New Hampshire, The Modern Science of Breeding Better People, A Different Side of America, and Out and About in Dublin.

We also returned to our theme of race in a pair of features: Being Black in the Progressive Era, and Get the Races to Intermarry.

On Day 116, we shared some observations on our approach to discovering and portraying ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, in The Challenges of Finding ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. We thank our readers for the generous comments you posted on this day.

Finally, we did a piece on labor entitled Socialism, Strikes, and Oscar Wilde.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá has now passed the halfway mark on his journey through America. We look forward to having you join us for the final four months. And please, join the conversation!


  • Dean Hedges

    “Knowledge is one of the wondrous gifts of God. It is incumbent upon everyone to acquire it.”

  • Loie Mead

    I wonder: How are people acquiring knowledge in 2012? Do some people still read together in groups and share with each other their understanding? One hundred years from now, how will people acquire knowledge?

    • Dean Hedges

      Mr Hatcher once said something along the lines of the qualities of the most mature individuals of the past will be the norm of the future … mozart, galieo, de vince, the norm …. glad tidings …. oneness dh ….. The Causality Principle in the World of Being …. William S. Hatcher …. http://bahai-library.com/hatcher_causality_principle