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Abdu'l-Baha's visit

The Centenary of 'Abdu'l-Baha's visit to Canada Location: Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park, Calgary, AB When: Friday, September 07, 2012 at 7:30pm 'Abdu'l-Bahá, the Son of Bahá'u'lláh, made an unprecedented trip to Europe and North America 100 years ago. He brought the Message of His Father to the West with such zeal and enthusiasm that He attracted everyone who had the privilege to see Him. He spent 239 days in North America, including a 10-day stay in Montreal. While visiting with May and William Sutherland Maxwell, He gave talks at churches, private homes, and social gatherings. In His talks, 'Abdu'l-Bahá addressed prevalent social issues by referring to the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh. He spoke of the need for abolition of all types of prejudice and racism, the equality of men and women, the unity of God and His Religion, the pitiful causes of war, selfless service to mankind, and the inevitable need for the unity of humankind. Everywhere He went, 'Abdu'l-Bahá was interviewed by reporters of many prominent newspapers. His message reached hundreds of thousands of people in North America. One of the most significant events that occurred during 'Abdu'l-Bahá's time in USA, was that He laid the cornerstone for the Mother Temple of the West, the Bahá'í House of Worship in Wilmette Illinois. To celebrate the centenary of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's visit to Canada, the Calgary Bahá'í community will host an evening of reflection on His life, His personage, His travels, and His impact on humanity. You are invited to join us: Date: 7 September, 2012 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Heritage Park, Gasoline Alley Museum, 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary. Event Details. Location: Heritage Park