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|1911 10 Sep
||`Abdu'l-Bahá gives His first public address in the West in the City Temple Church in Holborn, London to an audience of over 2,000 people. He proclaimed that “This is a new cycle of human power…the gift of God in this enlightened age is the knowledge of the oneness of mankind and the fundamental oneness of religion.” [ABL17-20, AB140; BW2:227; GPB283–4, In the Footsteps of 'Abdu'l-Bahá p11]
He spoke at the invitation of The Reverend R J Campbell. Mr.Wellesly Tudor-Pole read the translation. [CH154]
- For the text of His talk see AB140–2.
- For the words He wrote in the pulpit Bible see AB145. The church was bombed in World War II and
the pulpit Bible was destroyed. The church was rebuilt in 1958.
- For a photo see BWNS792.
||City Temple; public address; First Western tour by `Abdu'l-Baha'