On the Nov. 26 the Baha’is in the Mat-Su Valley will commemorate 100 years since the passing of Abdu’l-Baha, the eldest son of Baha’u’llah, the Prophet founder of the Baha’i Faith, with a Zoom presentation of a one hour film titled “Exemplar.” This film will also be available at Baha’i.org.

Baha’i communities around the world are commemorating this special year to honor ‘Abdu’l-Baha´’s life and His distinct and unique position in religious history.

Individuals and families are undertaking service projects and initiatives in His name to honor His being a champion of social justice, an advocate of racial harmony and equality, an ambassador of peace, the personification of humanitarianism and possessing outstanding qualities of character. Throughout His life He shared with brilliant simplicity, to high and low alike, Baha’u’llah’s prescription for society’s spiritual and social renewal.

To avoid the same fate as past religions and to uphold unity, which is one of the Baha’i Faith’s fundamental principles, Baha’u’llah clearly instructed in His Writings that after His passing the growing global Baha’i community turn to ‘Abdu’l-Baha´ for guidance. ‘Abdu’l-Baha´ is a title, meaning “Servant of Baha’u’llah.”

During His visit to the United States in 1912, Abdu’l-Baha´ revealed the following prayer for America.

“O Thou kind Lord! This gathering is turning to Thee. These hearts are radiant with Thy love. These minds and spirits are exhilarated by the message of Thy glad tidings. O God! Let this American democracy become glorious in spiritual degrees even as it has aspired to material degrees, and render this just government victorious. Confirm this revered nation to upraise the standard of oneness of humanity, to promulgate the Most Great Peace, to become thereby most glorious and praiseworthy among all the nations of the world. O God! This American nation is worthy of Thy favors and is deserving of Thy mercy. Make it precious and near to Thee through Thy bounty and bestowal.”

For more information feel free to contact Pam Huyck at 907-232-0130

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