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America on the Sidelines

In the decades before the Great War, Germany challenges Europe, Russia feigns peace, and America waits. FULL STORY >>

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55

The World Before the War

As ‘Abdu’l-Bahá spoke to Americans in 1912, little did anyone realize that a worldwide catastrophe was just around the corner. FULL STORY >>

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54

The War Will Be Staged in Europe

Gifford Pinchot, the conservationist and a Roosevelt supporter, invites ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to his estate in Pennsylvania. FULL STORY >>

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53

Superstition, Tradition, Mystery, and Confusion

‘Abdu’l-Bahá takes questions at the Church of the Ascension in New York, and disputes the importance of tradition in religious truth. FULL STORY >>

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52

Percy Stickney Grant Doubles Down on ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

In spite of the controversy last April, Reverend Grant invites ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to speak once more at the Church of the Ascension. FULL STORY >>

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51

The Presidential Election Gathers Steam

As ‘Abdu’l-Bahá speaks to Americans in May, 1912, a major modern Presidential election is gathering steam. FULL STORY >>

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50

A Portrait in Moments

Minute observations of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá by onlookers reveal a man always ready for conversation. FULL STORY >>

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49

The Good Shepherds

‘Abdu’l-Bahá argues that the binding power of religion must lie at the heart of humankind’s hopes for peace. FULL STORY >>

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48

“The Smell of Blood Upon Us”

‘Abdu’l-Bahá has become a regular fixture in a network of leaders who shape the peace movement in America. FULL STORY >>

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47

‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Journey So Far

Highlights from the first month and a half of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s journey through America. FULL STORY >>

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46

Baptism by Fire

‘Abdu’l-Bahá addresses an audience at a church in Harlem on the meaning of sacrifice. FULL STORY >>

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45

‘Abdu’l-Bahá Draws a Line in the Sand

On his final day in Boston, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá rejects ancient religious forms as irrelevant to the modern world. FULL STORY >>

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44

The Invasion of the Easterners

‘Abdu’l-Bahá wasn’t the first charismatic Easterner to land on American shores. FULL STORY >>

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43

“Free” Religion?

‘Abdu’l-Bahá offers the Free Religious Association a frank statement on religious authority. FULL STORY >>

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42

“You Can Kill Me as Soon as You Like,” She Said

When ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was just four years old, he used to sit on the lap of Táhirih, the first women’s suffrage martyr. FULL STORY >>

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41

The Eyes of All People Are Upon Us

‘Abdu’l-Bahá prepares to leave for Boston, the birthplace of Emerson and the city that launched the American Revolution. FULL STORY >>

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40

“This Is a Symbol of My Power,” She Said

In the afterglow of a massive march for the vote in New York, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá addresses an audience of suffragists at the Metropolitan Temple. FULL STORY >>

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39

The Brotherhood Church of Howard Colby Ives

Reverend Howard Colby Ives comes to understand the true meaning of brotherhood. FULL STORY >>

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38

The Truth for Which Men Ought to Die

An unlikely series of events points a New Jersey preacher’s life in a new direction. FULL STORY >>

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37

On Earth as It Is in Heaven: The Social Gospel

A new Protestant movement in America, the Social Gospel, seeks to apply Christian ethics to society's greatest problems. FULL STORY >>

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36

The Amazing Race

‘Abdu’l-Bahá dispatches a lieutenant on a whirlwind overnight mission to New York. FULL STORY >>

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35

The Parliament of Rats

At Lake Mohonk, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá uses a Medieval fable to make a point about the political challenges of the modern world. FULL STORY >>

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34

‘Abdu’l-Bahá Scales “The Gunks”

At the Lake Mohonk Conference on International Arbitration, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá lays out a holistic program for peace. FULL STORY >>

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33

One Spark Will Set Aflame the Whole World

Despite being ill, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá delivers a speech to the New York Peace Society in front of thousands at the Hotel Astor. FULL STORY >>

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32

The Collapse of the Long Peace

In the years before ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s journey across America, the nineteenth-century European world order begins to unravel. FULL STORY >>