A symbol of peace and service to humanity
BAHÁ’Í WORLD CENTRE, 21 March 2022, (BWNS) — As work presses on at the site for the Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’ís around the world are recalling His urgent call for universal peace, especially today, on Naw-Rúz, the first day of spring and a day of spiritual renewal.
Once completed, the Shrine will serve as a place of quiet contemplation for countless visitors from around the world to draw inspiration from ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s life and work as a herald of peace, a champion of social justice, and upholder of the principle of the oneness of humanity.
In one of His talks during His travels to the West, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá drew on the metaphor of the renewal of nature associated with the vernal equinox, stating: “May you become as growing plants. May the trees of your hearts bring forth new leaves and variegated blossoms. May ideal fruits appear from them in order that the world of humanity, which has grown and developed in material civilization, may be quickened in the bringing forth of spiritual ideals.”
Visit news.bahai.org to view images of the progress on the site of the Shrine.