Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – 8:00 pm EST
Webinar with Robert Stockman
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`Abdu’l-Bahá’s visit to the United States and Canada in 1912 was both a preparation for new accomplishments by the North American Bahá’ís and an endless source of guidance for future generations. His visit causes hundreds of believers to dedicate their lives to service to the Faith. It was an essential preparation for the Tablets of the Divine Plan and provided the grounding in the Covenant necessary for implementation of His Will and Testament. `Abdu’l-Bahá’s modus operandi serves as an eternal example to us how to live and serve. He encouraged and accompanied believers, gently corrected their misunderstandings, and empowered them to arise and serve the Faith. He was fearless and tireless in proclaiming the Faith. The magnetic power of His personality attracted countless souls and gave them a vision of their own spiritual capacities, whether they became Bahá’ís or not. We can only begin to understand all His accomplishments and follow His example.
Robert Stockman, Director of the Wilmette Institute, has a doctorate in religious studies from Harvard University (1990) and teaches religious studies part time at DePaul University in Chicago. He is the author of three books on American Bahá’í history and of numerous articles on many aspects of the Bahá’í Faith.
Read a review by Dr. Firuz Kazemzadeh of Stockman’s book `Abdu’l-Bahá in America.