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

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How Economics Can Become Part of Personal Enrichment and Community Building
Economics and Community Building 2018 Faculty: Jean Parker, Hooshmand Badee Elahe Birjandian, a Bahá’í from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada,[...]
Wilmette Institute University Initiative: Bulletin 3—Courses for Credit Now Available
The Wilmette Institute is happy to announce its plans for offering courses for credit in its Summer and Fall 2019[...]
Consorting with Followers of All Religions with Confidence
Preparing for Interfaith Dialogue 2019 Faculty: Ted Brownstein, JoAnn Borovicka, Anne Pearson “Bahá'u'lláh,” Shoghi Effendi has written, “exhorts His followers[...]
Moodle Upgrade: Four Features to Enhance Your Learning Experience
With the Wilmette Institute's March 2019 upgrade to Moodle 3.6, you may have already discovered changes. For example, the course[...]
Tip for Sustainable Living: The Joy of Gardening
“Therefore strive that your actions day by day may be beautiful prayers.” —‘Abdu'l-Bahá Monthly tips about sustainable living are designed[...]
Tip for Sustainable Living: Use a Local Car-Share Service
“Therefore strive that your actions day by day may be beautiful prayers.” —‘Abdu'l-Bahá Monthly tips about sustainable living are designed[...]

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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.

​More About the Bahá’í Faith

​​We believe it’s time for humanity to come together as one family, to create a world where everyone can thrive.
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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