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"a year of profound reflection on the life of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá"

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Centenary of the Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

"Besides providing for advances within clusters everywhere, the coming Plan will be a year for profound reflection on the life of ‘Abdu’l-Baha and the strength of the Covenant of which He was the Centre, as the community prepares to commemorate the centenary of His Ascension. The observance of this anniversary will undoubtedly prompt individuals and communities alike to contemplate the significance of that infinitely poignant moment when He Who was the Mystery of God departed from this world. His passing took from the Baha’is of that era a Figure Who was the object of their ardent love and loyalty; to the faithful of this age, He remains without parallel: a perfect embodiment in word and deed of all that His Father taught, the One through Whom the Covenant of Baha’u’llah was “proclaimed, championed and vindicated”. We are conscious that the coming year will also mark a century since His Will and Testament that “momentous”, “historic”, “immortal” Document—“called into being, outlined the features and set in motion the processes” of the Administrative Order, “the very pattern of that divine civilization which the almighty Law of Baha’u’llah is designed to establish upon earth”. This “unique” and “divinely conceived” Order, this “mighty administrative structure”, had been fashioned by its Architect to perpetuate the Covenant and channel the spiritual powers of the Cause. It will be apparent, then, that the Day of the Covenant next year, exactly twelve months from now, will be especially meaningful. We ask National Spiritual Assemblies to determine how these two dates, occurring so close together, may each be observed, taking into account prevailing conditions in their countries."

-The Universal House of Justice, 25 November 2020

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The goal of this site is to provide resources to empower all of us, as individuals and as a community, to make a distinctive Baha'i contribution to the process of social transformation underway in our country.

  • Explore the site with your Baha'i community, study circle, or with a group of friends interested in the
    Life and Legacy of 'Abdu'l-Bahá

  • Choose stories, videos, books or other resources to read or view together

  • Decide on simple steps you can take individually or with a group

  • Share what you did and what you learned using the link, so that your experience can serve to inspire others