September 23, 1893:  First Mention of the Bahá’í Faith in the Western Hemisphere

The first mention of Bahá’u’lláh in the Western Hemisphere was in 1893 at the World’s Parliament of Religions, held in Chicago in conjunction with the World’s Colombian Exposition.  In a session of the World’s Parliament of Religions, the Reverend George A. Ford, a Syrian missionary, read a paper talking about Bahá’u’lláh.

World Religions

First Parliament of World Religions 1893


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