The Journey West Podcast – Episode 12: Race Unity

The Journey West podcast celebrates the centenary of Abdu’l-Baha’s travels to Egypt, Europe and North America in 1911-1913. Each episode features a reading of one of Abdu’l-Baha’s talks, as well as dramatized stories and historical accounts. Each episode concludes with a discussion of the talk that was featured. 

In this episode, we hear about how, on April 23, 1912, Abdu’l-Baha gave a talk on race unity at Howard University in Washington D.C. He explained that “in the realm of existence colors are of no importance… Rather, colors are the cause of the adornment of the garden because a single color has no appeal; but when you observe many-colored flowers, there is charm and display.”

You can find out more about the context of that talk, as well as who helped put this podcast episode together, on The Journey West website here.

All episodes of the Journey West can be listened to or downloaded here: soundcloud.com/bahai-blog/sets/the-journey-west-podcast

Be sure to check out the homepage for these podcasts. You’ll find a treasury of articles about Abdu’l-Baha, the historical context surrounding His travels, and tributes to early believers: www.thejourneywest.org

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Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a mother, a wife and a bookworm but professionally she is a museologist and a library technician. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

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