A Story from the Bowery Mission

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Quarters - Abdu'l-Baha Mission Bowery

During His time in New York City, ‘Abdu’l-Baha really did speak at The Bowery Mission. You can read that talk at Baha’i Reference Library.

This comic is an artistic—and fictional—representation of the events that might have followed that night. For anyone who loves reading up on history—or old-timey newspapers, for that matter—see how it was reported in this 1912 issue of the New York Times.

The Times article might be a little loose with the facts. One important distinction: Baha’is don’t consider ‘Abdu’l-Baha to be a prophet. He’s the son of Baha’u’llah, who is the Prophet-Founder of the Baha’i Faith. This paints a more accurate story of how Baha’is view ‘Abdu’l-Baha.

For more comics from our Ayyám-i-Há series:

An Illustrated Guide to Generosity
LARP of the Century

Michael Castelaz is a screenwriter at Columbia University School of the Arts. Shane Lamberth is a Chicago-based multimedia artist and animator and can be found here.