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All audio files can be found on our catalog page: [https://librivox.org/the-promulgation-of-universal-peace-vol-i-by-abdul-baha-abbas/]

The Promulgation of Universal Peace: Vol. I by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbás (1844 - 1921) .
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“Two years before the crash of world war shook the continents and upheaved oceans,” Howard MacNutt relates. “‘Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbás visited the United States of America proclaiming the Glad-Tidings of Universal Peace and the oneness of the world of humanity. In his message he reviewed social, religious and political conditions of the nations, foretold clearly the impending clash and conflict of militarism, summoning mankind to the standard of divine guidance upraised in this cycle of the cycles by the manifestation and teachings of Bahá’u’lláh. His visit extending from April to December 1912 covered an itinerary across the continent and return, involving an extraordinary and incredible expenditure of energy on the part of one who at the threshold of three score years and ten had spent practically his whole lifetime in exile and imprisonment for the cause of God. This treasury of his words is a compilation of informal talks and extempore discourses delivered in Persian and Arabic, interpreted by proficient linguists who accompanied him, and taken stenographically in both Oriental and Occidental tongue. Upon the day of his arrival in New York City he said ‘It is my purpose to set forth in America the fundamental principles of the revelation and teachings of Bahá’u’lláh. It will then become the duty of the Bahá’ís of this country to give these principles unfoldment and application in the minds, hearts and lives of the people.’” (Summary by Howard MacNutt)


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    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.
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  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://archive.org/details/promulgationofun01abdu
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    Genres for the project:
    instruction, philosophy, religion, travel

    Keywords that describe the book:
    ‘Abdu’l-Bahá; Bahá’í; Bahá’í Faith; World Peace; Universal Peace; America
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    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

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Please post below or PM me. :)

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Post Posted:: August 13th, 2012, 6:59 am 

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Hello, Nicholas-

Not to rush a project still on the Launch Pad, but here are the links I gathered together for my own benefit:
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00 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/n11/mode/2up #
01 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/n51/mode/2up #
02 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/4/mode/2up
03 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/8/mode/2up
04 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/14/mode/2up
05 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/18/mode/2up *
06 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/22/mode/2up
07 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/26/mode/2up
08 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/32/mode/2up
09 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/36/mode/2up
10 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/40/mode/2up
11 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/44/mode/2up
12 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/48/mode/2up
13 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/52/mode/2up
14 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/56/mode/2up *
15 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/62/mode/2up
16 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/66/mode/2up
17 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/68/mode/2up
18 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/74/mode/2up
19 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/80/mode/2up
20 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/82/mode/2up
21 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/88/mode/2up
22 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/92/mode/2up
23 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/96/mode/2up
24 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/100/mode/2up
25 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/106/mode/2up
26 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/112/mode/2up
27 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/118/mode/2up
28 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/122/mode/2up
29 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/124/mode/2up
30 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/128/mode/2up *
31 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/132/mode/2up
32 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/134/mode/2up
33 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/142/mode/2up
34 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/144/mode/2up
35 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/148/mode/2up
36 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/150/mode/2up
37 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/154/mode/2up
38 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/156/mode/2up
39 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/160/mode/2up
40 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/166/mode/2up
41 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/170/mode/2up
42 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/178/mode/2up
43 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/180/mode/2up
44 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/184/mode/2up
45 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/188/mode/2up
46 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/192/mode/2up
47 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/198/mode/2up
48 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/200/mode/2up
49 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/204/mode/2up
50 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/208/mode/2up
51 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/210/mode/2up
52 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/214/mode/2up
53 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/220/mode/2up
54 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/222/mode/2up
55 http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/230/mode/2up #

INDEX http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/n285/mode/2up
PLACE INDEX http://archive.org/stream/promulgationofun01abdu#page/n297/mode/2up
No reason for you to keep them all "here", if it would be tidier to re-/move them. I marked your sections with #, and the three marked with * are those I would like to volunteer to read, if I may.

For clarity, merely, I restate: please assign me to sections 05, 14 and 30, whenever you're ready.

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Post Posted:: August 13th, 2012, 8:36 am 

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I don't mean to be a nuisance, but seeing "promulgationvoli_##_.mp3" (where the file-name ends with an underscore) just looks strange to my less-newbie-than-before eyes. Please reassure me, at your leisure, if you would.

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Post Posted:: August 13th, 2012, 1:27 pm 

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cynm1788 wrote:
I don't mean to be a nuisance, but seeing "promulgationvoli_##_.mp3" (where the file-name ends with an underscore) just looks strange to my less-newbie-than-before eyes. Please reassure me, at your leisure, if you would.


Hi cynm1788,

Welcome to the project! I didn't expect to get volunteers so quickly so am very happy for your interest. Indeed, the file name is unorthodox but I had only just set up the project so had not yet checked everything in detail as of the last time I looked at it.

It should read promulgationvoli_##_abbas.mp3

I will edit the main post accordingly and sign you up for the sections you've requested.

Regards,

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Post Posted:: August 13th, 2012, 4:07 pm 

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Cheers, Nicholas-

I've been pushing myself at projects in a half-blind near-panic...for a month. I think I'm starting to slow down, in a good way. Now, when I confront a new INTRO/OUTRO, if I can, I sneak a listen at someone else's recording, and rattle off something analogous. Can't yet do that here, so I'm posting another semi-intelligible pseudo-question: this text uses lots of "chapter" sorts of numbers, and there's plenty of words in the Magic Window to describe the business; nevertheless, in the case of "sections" containing more than one "chapter" (of which I've taken two), I'm underwilling to second-guess your preferences.

As my concrete example, "Section 14": should the INTRO begin "Chapters Twelve and Thirteen of the Promulgation [&c.]", seeing how there are a few "chapters" designated "XII" and "XIII" spread throughout the book, and it could make as much, or little, sense (to a listener) were I to say "Chapter 14" (which is actually the "Section" number)?

So, whether that's "concrete" or merely "oatmeal", I'm happy to await follow-up, in whatever form. Not to put you on the spot, but it is your call. :)

{and just never mind that i feel i oughta be *done* with at least one section by now}

Thanks for the welcome, and hopes I haven't already worn it out.

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Post Posted:: August 14th, 2012, 2:46 pm 

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cynm1788 wrote:
As my concrete example, "Section 14": should the INTRO begin "Chapters Twelve and Thirteen of the Promulgation [&c.]", seeing how there are a few "chapters" designated "XII" and "XIII" spread throughout the book, and it could make as much, or little, sense (to a listener) were I to say "Chapter 14" (which is actually the "Section" number)?


Hi, just read the section number in the intro and then at the beginning of each chapter you can read whatever title is contained in the original book. I hope that makes sense. :)

BTW, just to let you know, a related project (by the same author) has just had some sections freed up so if you're interested... it's here:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=30479

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Post Posted:: August 15th, 2012, 4:22 am 

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I hope this makes sense, too:

Section: 14 – XII. April 25, 1912, at 1700 18th Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. XIII. April 25, 1912, at 1700 18th Street, N. W., Washington, D. C.
URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/n19/promulgationvoli_14_abbas.mp3
Length: 15:44

{euphony : cacophony :: philology : learned helplessness}

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Post Posted:: August 15th, 2012, 7:24 am 

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Feeling confidence returning, and with it hope:

Section: 30 – VI. May 20, 1912, at Metropolitan Temple, Seventh Avenue and Fourteenth St., New York.
URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/n19/promulgationvoli_30_abbas.mp3
Length: 16:41

hope hope hope

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Post Posted:: August 15th, 2012, 1:04 pm 

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Thanks, again, Nicholas; I'll be watching for error reports:

Section: 05 – IX. April 17, 1912, at Hotel Ansonia, Broadway and 73rd Street, New York. X. April 17, 1912, at 780 West End Avenue, New York.
URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/n19/promulgationvoli_05_abbas.mp3
Length: 18:19

Forewarned: in addition to the other ‘Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbás project to which you directed my attention, you may also catch me sneaking up to that [Kühner's] Greek Grammar, sooner or sooner.

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Post Posted:: August 15th, 2012, 3:25 pm 

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cynm1788 wrote:
Thanks, again, Nicholas; I'll be watching for error reports...
Forewarned: in addition to the other ‘Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbás project to which you directed my attention, you may also catch me sneaking up to that [Kühner's] Greek Grammar, sooner or sooner.


Great! Let me know if you want to make any other contributions here. We don't yet have a Proof Listener, but I'm hoping one will come along soon.

With regards to the Greek Grammar, your contributions would be most welcome as that project has dragged on for quite a while. :)

Best wishes,

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Post Posted:: August 18th, 2012, 10:15 am 

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Hi,
I would be happy to DPL this project. I find his teachings so refreshing. :)

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putzy a wrote:
Hi,
I would be happy to DPL this project. I find his teachings so refreshing. :)


Thanks, Linda! I've added you to the Magic Window. :)

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Post Posted:: August 20th, 2012, 5:16 pm 

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Hi,
I listened to the three sections ready for PL.
05 - heard "chapte"r not "section" at beginning of intro and @ end / PL OK
14- & 30- same situation.

In projects where the book doesn't contain regular chapters I think a lot of people find the script for the intro/outro confusing. In the projects I've been BC or Solo and this happens I have been altering the script in the first post to say "Section" instead of "Chapter" so that I can keep it straight. :roll:

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Post Posted:: August 21st, 2012, 2:46 pm 

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putzy a wrote:
In projects where the book doesn't contain regular chapters I think a lot of people find the script for the intro/outro confusing. In the projects I've been BC or Solo and this happens I have been altering the script in the first post to say "Section" instead of "Chapter" so that I can keep it straight. :roll:


Indeed, it needs to say Section as these are not chapters. The book actually doesn't have chapters, but is a collection of talks. I've edited the intro in the first post. I didn't think of doing that before, but it makes sense to do so.

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Post Posted:: August 21st, 2012, 7:26 pm 

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Taking these one at a time:

File already exists: the original file has been renamed.
URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/n19/promulgationvoli_05_abbas.mp3
Length: 18:21

Sure, changing "Chapter" to "Section" ought to be straightforward, maybe even trivial, but I've changed around my microphone and I don't know how to ask Audacity to make "today" sound like "last week". I'll stick with it until we work it all out, and it may be that you'll accept this first revision…or have some advice as to how I might tweak it into better conformity.

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