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of the Bahá’í Faith

Since 1995, The Wilmette Institute provides
basic and advanced courses on the Bahá’í Faith.

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Air Conditioning and Moderation: Tip for Sustainable Living
Therefore strive that your actions day by day may be beautiful prayers. ..........................................—‘Abdu'l-Bahá Monthly tips about sustainable living are designed[...]
Long Time, No See: Community Outreach Survey
If you received an email with the subject "Wilmette Institute Community Outreach 2019," please do not ignore it. It contains[...]
“Aflame with Devotion: a Book Summary”
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Western European time) Register for the Web Talk[...]
Significant Progress for the Wilmette Institute
By Robert H. Stockman The last two months have seen two important milestones in the development of the Wilmette Institute.[...]
Course Certificates of Completion: Now There’s an App for That!
by Niki Daniels A new automated system for creating Certificates of Completion for qualified learners in Wilmette Institute courses will[...]
Persian Video on “Slavery to Mass Incarceration”: A Great Achievement
by Betty J. Fisher and Carol Mansour The story of a video on racism with a Persian narration for Persian[...]

About ​The Wilmette Institute

​The Wilmette Institute ​focuses largely on an online study approach in order to provide educational classes to a broader student body. It now offers more than 50 unique online courses to an average of 30 students per course. Discover ​more about our history, mission  and values.

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Learner Feedback

“​The later units of the course (Mitigating Climate Change, Discourse about Climate Change, and Service and Social Action) have begun to reshape my thinking about what I can do as an individual, as a member of a community of faith, and as a member of the greater society to work to address the climate crisis.”

Brad James

“​​Why I Took the Course on Racism. I am working on putting together a “musical fireside” about race, and I took this course Racism in America: The Most Challenging Issue in an effort to see what other Bahá’ís were doing to educate members of our own communities. I believe that we need to strengthen understanding and application of racial justice within the Bahá’í community”

​​​​​Katharine Key