Baha'i Center members to celebrate anniversary
Members of the Baha'i Center in Tyler will recognize the 100th anniversary today of the visit of Abdul'baha (son of the founder of the Baha'i Faith, Baha'u'llah) to America.
“It is because of Abdul'baha's visit 100 years ago that the Baha'i Faith spread across America,” James Motlagh, member of the center in Tyler, said in a written release.
Abdul'baha visited the U.S. from April to December 1912 to spread the message of love, unity, peace, according to the written release. He arrived in New York and traveled to Vermont, Washington D.C., Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, California and back over the course of 239 days.
During his visit, Abdul'baha met with dignitaries such as Alexander Graham Bell and Andrew Carnegie, as well as poor across the country. He was invited to speak at universities, homes, churches and synagogues, and encouraged racial integration at a time when it was taboo.
for more information on Abdul'baha's U.S. tour.
The center in Tyler will hold a pot luck dinner and short program at 6 p.m. at 406 NNW Loop 323. Parking is in the back off Woodhue Drive.