Centenary of the Founding of the North American Bahá’í House of Worship
Centenary commemoration of the visit to America of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, son of the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, Bahá’u’lláh.
The national celebrations of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s eight-month visit to America began at the beautiful and historic Chicago Theatre in downtown Chicago on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
The theme of the program was “Centenary of the Founding of the North American Bahá’í House of Worship: Awakening America to the Power of Unity” and included presentations by renowned musicians and artists, including music by jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton and by the Bahá’í House of Worship Choir, under the direction of Van Gilmer.
The evening included brief addresses by:
Mr. Douglas Martin, Former member of the Universal House of Justice
Mrs. S. Valerie Dana, Deputy Secretary, National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States
Dr. Borna Noureddin, Member of the Bahá’í Continental Board of Counselors for the Americas
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