The Promulgation of Universal Peace: Vol. I

Abdu’l-Bahá ‘ABBÁS (1844 - 1921)

“Two years before the crash of world war shook the continents and upheaved oceans,” Howard MacNutt relates. “‘Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbás visited the United States of America proclaiming the Glad-Tidings of Universal Peace and the oneness of the world of humanity. In his message he reviewed social, religious and political conditions of the nations, foretold clearly the impending clash and conflict of militarism, summoning mankind to the standard of divine guidance upraised in this cycle of the cycles by the manifestation and teachings of Bahá’u’lláh. His visit extending from April to December 1912 covered an itinerary across the continent and return, involving an extraordinary and incredible expenditure of energy on the part of one who at the threshold of three score years and ten had spent practically his whole lifetime in exile and imprisonment for the cause of God. This treasury of his words is a compilation of informal talks and extempore discourses delivered in Persian and Arabic, interpreted by proficient linguists who accompanied him, and taken stenographically in both Oriental and Occidental tongue. Upon the day of his arrival in New York City he said ‘It is my purpose to set forth in America the fundamental principles of the revelation and teachings of Bahá’u’lláh. It will then become the duty of the Bahá’ís of this country to give these principles unfoldment and application in the minds, hearts and lives of the people.’” (Summary by Howard MacNutt)

Genre(s): Contemporary, Other religions

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction (by Howard MacNutt [1859 - 1926]) Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:28:31
Play 01 [Discourses of Abdul Baha delivered in New York and Brooklyn]: I. April 11, 1912 at 780 West End Avenue, New York. II. April 12th, 1912, at 935 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, N. Y. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:19:21
Play 02 III. April 12, 1912, at 39 West 67th Street, New York, Studio of Miss Phillips. IV. April 13, 1912, at 141 East 21st Street, New York. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:14:42
Play 03 V. April 14, 1912, at Fifth Avenue and 10th Street, New York. Prayer. VI. April 14, 1912, at Carnegie Lyceum, West 57th Street, New York. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:22:46
Play 04 VII. April 15, 1912, at 327 West End Avenue, New York. VIII. April 16, 1912, at Hotel Ansonia, Broadway and 73rd Street, New York. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:16:28
Play 05 IX. April 17, 1912, at Hotel Ansonia, Broadway and 73rd Street, New York. X. April 17, 1912, at 780 West End Avenue, New York. Cynthia Moyer
00:18:21
Play 06 XI. April 18, 1912, at 273 West 90th Street, New York elmay
00:11:30
Play 07 XII. April 19, 1912, at Earl Hall, Columbia University, New York. XIII. April 19, 1912, at 227 Bowery, New York. Bowery Mission. KHand
00:13:19
Play 08 [Discourses of Abdul Baha delivered in Washington]: I. April 20, 1912, at Public Library Hall, Washington, D. C. Orient-Occident-Unity Conference. II. April 21, 1912, at 1219 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D. C. Studio Hall KHand
00:11:03
Play 09 III. April 21, 1912, at Universalist Church, 13th and L Streets, Washington, D. C Lucretia B.
00:15:16
Play 10 IV. April 22, 1912, at 1700 18th Street, N. W. Washington, D. C. V. April 23, 1912, at Howard University, Washington, D. C. Lucretia B.
00:15:50
Play 11 VI. April 23, 1912, at 1700 18th Street, Washington, D. C. VII. April 23, 1912, at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church. Lucretia B.
00:24:23
Play 12 VIII. April 24, 1912, at 1219 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D. C. Studio Hall. IX. April 24, 1912, at 1700 18th Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. KHand
00:09:39
Play 13 X. April 24, 1912, at 1937 13th Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. XI. April 25, 1912, at 1700 18th Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. KHand
00:10:41
Play 14 XII. April 25, 1912, at 1700 18th Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. XIII. April 25, 1912, at 1700 18th Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. Cynthia Moyer
00:15:45
Play 15 [Discourses of Abdul Baha delivered in Chicago]: I. April 30, 1912, at Drill Hall, Masonic Temple, Chicago, Ill. II. April 30, 1912, at Hull House, Chicago, Ill. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:17:15
Play 16 III. April 30, 1912, at Handel Hall, Chicago, Ill. IV. May 1, 1912, at Chicago, Ill. Dedication of the Mashreq ’Ul-Azkar Grounds. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:11:04
Play 17 V. May 2, 1912, at Hotel Plaza, Chicago, Ill. VI. May 2, 1912, at Hotel La Salle, Chicago, Ill. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:20:06
Play 18 VII. May 2, 1912, at Hotel La Salle, Chicago, Ill. VIII. May 2, 1912, at Hotel Plaza, Chicago, Ill. IX. May 2, 1912, at Hotel Plaza, Chicago, Ill. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:21:49
Play 19 X. May 3, 1912, at Hotel Plaza, Chicago, Ill. XI. May 3, 1912, at Hotel Plaza, Chicago, Ill. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:13:16
Play 20 XII. May 4, 1912, at Northwestern University Hall, Chicago, Ill. Theosophical Society. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:16:10
Play 21 XIII. May 5, 1912, at Hotel Plaza, Chicago, Ill. Children’s Meeting. XIV. May 5, 1912, at Plymouth Congregational Church, 935 East 50th Street, Chicago, Ill. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:18:57
Play 22 XV. May 5, 1912, at All-Souls Church, Lincoln Center, Chicago, Ill. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:14:57
Play 23 [Discourses of Abdul Baha delivered in Cleveland.]: May 6, 1912, at Euclid Hall, Cleveland, Ohio. II. May 6, 1912, at Sanatorium of Dr. C. M. Swingle, Cleveland, Ohio. Lucretia B.
00:16:48
Play 24 [Discourse of Abdul Baha delivered in Pittsburgh.]: May 7, 1912, at Hotel Schenley, Pittsburgh, Pa. Max Wainer
00:16:12
Play 25 [Discourses of Abdul Baha delivered in New York, Montclair and Jersey City.]: May 11, 1912, at 227 Riverside Drive, New York. II. May 12, 1912, at Unity Church, Montclair, N. J. Max Wainer
00:17:02
Play 26 III. May 12, 1912, at Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, West 104th St., New York. Meeting of the International Peace Forum. KHand
00:16:25
Play 27 III. May 13, 1912, at Hotel Astor, New York. Reception by New York Peace Society. KHand
00:08:29
Play 28 IV. May 19, 1912, at Church of the Divine Paternity, Central Park West, New York. KHand
00:09:00
Play 29 V. May 19, 1912, at Brotherhood Church, Bergen and Fairview Aves., Jersey City, N. J. KHand
00:09:19
Play 30 VI. May 20, 1912, at Metropolitan Temple, Seventh Avenue and Fourteenth St., New York. Cynthia Moyer
00:16:42
Play 31 [Discourses of Abdul Baha delivered in Cambridge and Boston.]: May 23, 1912, at 367 Harvard Street, Cambridge, Mass. Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 32 II. May 25, 1912, at Huntingdon Chambers, Boston, Mass. III. May 24, 1912, at Free Religious Association or Unitarian Conference, Boston, Mass. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:26:03
Play 33 [Discourses of Abdul Baha delivered in New York and Fanwood.]: May 26, 1912, at Mount Morris Baptist Church, Fifth Ave., and 126th Street, New York. hearhis
00:10:32
Play 34 II. May 28, 1912, at Metropolitan Temple (Reception), Seventh Avenue and Fourteenth Street, New York. Max Wainer
00:12:32
Play 35 III. May 29, 1912, at 780 West End Avenue, New York. Home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Kinney. Max Wainer
00:07:41
Play 36 IV. May 30, 1912, at Broadway and 79th Street, New York. Theosophical Lodge. KHand
00:12:27
Play 37 V. May 31, 1912, at Town Hall, Fanwood, N. J. From Persian Notes. KHand
00:05:44
Play 38 VI. June. 2, 1912, at Church of the Ascension, Fifth Ave. and Tenth St., New York. From beginning to “It will surely be accomplished.” KHand
00:09:02
Play 39 From “Question: What is the status of women…” to “…the eating of meat will gradually cease.” Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:19:38
Play 40 VII. June 8, 1912, at 309 West 78th Street, New York. [Discourses of Abdul Baha delivered in Philadelphia.]: June 9, 1912, at Unitarian Church, 15th Street and Girard Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:21:38
Play 41 II. June 9, 1912, at Baptist Temple, Broad and Berks Streets, Philadelphia, Pa. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:24:23
Play 42 [Discourses of Abdul Baha delivered in New York and Brooklyn.]: June 11, 1912, at 780 West End Ave., New York. June 11, 1912, at 309 West 78th Street, New York. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:13:12
Play 43 III. June 11, 1912, at 309 West 78th Street, New York. IV. June 12, 1912, at 309 West 78th Street, New York. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:09:52
Play 44 V. June 15, 1912, at 309 West 78th Street, New York. VI. June 16, 1912, at Fourth Unitarian Church, Beverly Road, Flatbush, Brooklyn, N. Y. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:21:10
Play 45 VII. June 16, 1912, at 935 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, N. Y. Home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard MacNutt. KHand
00:07:22
Play 46 VIII. June 16, 1912, at Central Congregational Church, Hancock Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:25:00
Play 47 IX. June 17, 1912, at 309 West 78th Street, New York. X. June 18, 1912, at 309 West 78th Street, New York. KHand
00:06:37
Play 48 XI. June 20, 1912, at 309 West 78th Street, New York. KHand
00:06:32
Play 49 [Discourses of Abdul Baha delivered in Montclair and West Englewood]: June 23, 1912, at Montclair, New Jersey. KHand
00:09:00
Play 50 II. June 29, 1912, at West Englewood, New Jersey. Unity Feast, Outdoors. Carolyn Bridgewater
00:06:24
Play 51 [Discourses of Abdul Baha delivered in New York.] July 1, 1912, at 309 West 78th Street, New York. II. July 1, 1912, at 309 West 78th Street, New York. III. July 5, 1912, at 309 West 78th Street, New York. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:17:44
Play 52 IV. July 5, 1912, at 309 West 78th Street, New York. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:19:44
Play 53 V. July 6, 1912, at 309 West 78th Street, New York. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:13:18
Play 54 VI. July 14, 1912, at All Souls Unitarian Church, Fourth Avenue and 20th Street, New York. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:31:02
Play 55 VII. July 15, 1912, at 830 Park Ave., New York. Home of Mrs. Florian Krug. Nicholas James Bridgewater
00:08:07