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For Bahá Temple

For Baha Temple
Chicago (no paper)
May 1, 1912

Unity Temple Convention Pledges $9,000 for Building at Winnetka.


Theories of the universal brotherhood of man were advocated by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá Abbas before the meeting of the Unity Temple convention last night.

Some think that this association is a cause,” said the speaker. “It is merely an attempt to unify the beliefs of different churches, religions and cults. I merely claim to be he who has been promised by different prophets in ages gone by.


All churches, creeds, beliefs and cults are the same. They are only different roads to the same end. We are merely trying to build a temple that will serve the
same end. We have no prejudice of nations, of races or of religions.


At the afternoon session it was asserted that the Temple of Universal Brotherhood would be immediately built at Winnetka. The following trustees were appointed to raise the $9,000 required: Albert H. Track, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Anna Palmerton, Cincinnati; Bernard M. Jacobs, Kenosha, Wis.; Mrs. Corine True, Chicago; Willared H. Ashton, Rockford, Ill.; Monfort Mills, New York; Roy C. Wilhelm, New York; L. A. Gregory, New York; Dr. H. A. Badzia, Chicago.

The trustees pledged themselves to raise the needed $9,000.

The site of the temple will be dedicated today by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.