Today is the Day of the Covenant, an occasion celebrated by Baha’is around the world.
The Day of the Covenant commemorates Baha’u’llah’s appointment of His eldest son, ‘Abdu’l-Baha, as the Center of the Covenant. ‘Abdu’l-Baha was charged with the responsibility of safeguarding the Baha’i Faith against schism and division in the years after the passing of its’ Founder.
‘Abdu’l-Baha carried out this charge by educating Baha’is around the world about the teachings and tenets of the Baha’i Faith. This video clip highlights His visit to America in 1912, the relevance of His teaching work to social ills still faced in our country today, and His work to promote the unity of the Baha’i community.
The video was originally shown at The Second Baha’i World Congress, held this week in 1992 in New York City.