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A PROPHET OF PEACE

Abdul Baha, the apostle of universal peace and brotherhood, recently visited England on his way back from America to the Orient. "London has rarely sheltered a more impressive personality," Bays the Christian Commonwealth, "than the leader of the Bahai movement, whom three million followers call master. < " Even the Western stranger, ' coming into his presence for the first time feels the stirring of a deeper spirit of devotioi; than the ordinary amenities of social intercourse are calculated to arouse, for Abdul Baha is much more than a pioturesque Eastern figure in the unromantio setting of Western civilication. He is a prophet. "To the Bahais he is the 'Servant of God,' the symbol o£ the unity of religions and races which it is his mission to promote. • Although nearly 70 years of age, he has undertaken this tour of the Western world to proclaim his message. For nine months ho travelled in America, addressing large audiences in churches, synagogues, temples, halls, drawing rooms, hotels, and in some of the universities. The Bahai faith originated in Persia less than a century ago, when Mirza Ali Muhammad proclaimed that he was the bearer of a message from God. He suffered martyrdom, in Tabriz, but disciples carried on his message, and their leader to-day is Abdul Baha. '

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A PROPHET OF PEACE, Evening Post, Volume LXXXV, Issue 57, 8 March 1913

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A PROPHET OF PEACE Evening Post, Volume LXXXV, Issue 57, 8 March 1913

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