Centenary of the Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Alongside Baha’is in more than 100,000 localities in virtually every country and territory around the world, Decatur Baha’is and their friends are marking the 100th Anniversary of the passing of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá on November 27, 2021 through a series of community activities throughout the fall.  ‘Abdu’l-Bahá (1844-1921) was the eldest son and Successor of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith.  ‘Abdu’l-Bahá  was renowned as a champion of social justice and an ambassador for international peace by people of all religions and backgrounds in every space He entered.  

Plans underway include a public, virtual event on Saturday December 4th at 3pm. The program will include music, storytelling, and a screening of a new film titled “Exemplar.” This film is a tribute to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s life and work and also explores how, by championing the oneness of humanity through His words and deeds, He offered a challenge to the stale assumptions and prejudices of the age, and gave stimulus to a process of unification which continues to this day. 

The event is free and all are welcome.