January 7, 2012

The time when the harmony of science and religion will become manifest in society -- Mashriqu'l-Adhkar and its accessories

When these institutions, college, hospital, hospice and establishments for the incurables, university for the study of higher sciences and advanced educational courses, and various philanthropic buildings are built, the doors will be open to all the nations and all religions. There will be drawn absolutely no line of demarcation. Its charities will be dispensed irrespective of color and race. Its gates will be flung wide to mankind; prejudice toward none, love for all. The central building will be devoted to the purposes of prayer and worship. Thus for the first time religion will become harmonized with science and science will be the handmaid of religion, both showering their material and spiritual gifts on all humanity. (Written by ‘Abdu’l-Baha, quoted in ‘The Christian Register’ of Boston, Mass.; Star of the West, Vol. 13, No. 10, January 1923; Star of the West, Vol.21, No. 1, 1930)