In honor of the life of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, who died on November 27, 1921, the Baha’is of Humboldt invite the community to a period of spiritual dialogue, reflection and community service.
“A century after his ascension, his exemplary life continues to inspire millions of souls around the world, including here in Humboldt County,” said Bryn Higgins, president of the Local Bahá’í Spiritual Assembly Eureka.
“’Abdu’l-Bahá, one of the brightest lights of this land, was born in Persia in 1844. Although his first name was’ Abbás, he preferred the title’ Abdu’l-Bahá (Servant of Glory) . It symbolized his devotion to his Father, Baha’u’llah (Glory of God), the founder of the Bahá’í Faith, “Higgins said in a press release.
“The Bahá’í Faith functions like none before it. Its main goal is the unity of humanity, based on peace and justice, informed by the recognition of our inherent unity, ”said Higgins.
“Since his childhood, Abdu’l-Baha’s life has been filled with hardships,” he said. “Despite such adversities, ‘Abdu’l-Baha has retained his nobility, his joy and his brilliance. He lived a life of service, focusing on improving the lives of others.
“He took the bounty of the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh to Africa, Europe and North America. Everywhere he went, he uplifted people’s hearts and minds, encouraged them all to turn to God, and inspired them to get involved in the betterment of the world, ”Higgins said.
Today, in the spirit of his visit to California, the Baha’is of Crescent City in San Diego are working to build new communities that reflect Abdu’l-Baha’s vision for justice.
“Over the next few months, the Bahá’ís of Humboldt invite you to join in the reflection, discussion and action on the life, words and deeds of a man who brought the message to the world. of peace promised by his father, ”said Higgins.
For reflection, there will be a locally hosted online screening of a new film, “Exemplar,” paying homage to the life of Abdu’l-Bahá, tonight at 7pm. For the link to the Zoom presentation, go to https: // www. .humboldtbahais.org / centenary.html.
For discussion, the next 12 months of Spirit Talk will focus on the fundamental spiritual principles that ‘Abdu’l-Baha spoke about. Spirit Talk takes place the second Saturday of each month at 7 p.m. Visit the website above for more information.
For action, the Bahá’ís invite everyone to join them in distributing a hot meal to the homeless on December 4 at 2:30 p.m. Meet at Madaket Plaza at the foot of C Street.
For more details on these events, visit humboldtbahais.org.