2019 Courses

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The six courses on the life and writings of the Báb are called out in bold type.

WINTER TERM (January to March 2019)
January 2019

Preparing for Interfaith Dialogue
01/05/19 to 03/01/19

Helping Teens and Children Navigate Media and Screen Time
01/14/19 to 02/17/19

Discovering the Báb’s Persian Bayán: The Most Holy Book of the Bábí Religion
01/10/19 to 03/23/19

Finding the Hidden Gift: An Approach to Studying the Bahá’í Writings
01/15/19 to 03/04/19

Bahá’í Perspectives on Agriculture and Food
01/20/19 to 03/09/19

Bahá’u’lláh’s Early Mystic Writings
01/25/19 to 03/14/19

February 2019

The Life of the Báb
02/05/19 to 04/01/19

The Promised Day Is Come
02/10/19 to 03/23/19

Enhancing Love, Friendship, and Service in Your Marriage (for engaged and married couples)
02/11/19 to 03/10/19

Exploring the Qur’an
02/15/19 to 04/18/19

Embracing a Spiritual Identity of Motherhood
02/18/19 to 03/31/19

The Institution of the Mashriqu’l-Adhkár (canceled)
02/25/19 to 04/14/19

March 2019

Economics and Community Building
03/01/19 to 04/25/19

Racism in America: The Most Vital and Challenging Issue
03/05/19 to 05/06/19

Indigenous Perspectives on the Sacred
03/10/19 to 05/04/19

The Arts and Community Building
03/15/19 to 05/16/19

Fostering a Bahá’í Identity in Children
03/25/19 to 05/19/19

How to Organize and Maintain a Bahá’í Archives
03/25/19 to 06/16/19

SPRING TERM (April to June 2019)
April 2019

Climate Change
04/01/19 to 05/26/19

Bahá’í Institutions, the Community, and the Individual
04/05/19 to 05/23/19

Sustaining Eleven Billion People: Challenges for an Ever-Advancing Civilization
04/15/19 to 06/02/19

From Mysticism to Prophecy: Gems of Divine Mysteries and Other Early (Baghdad Period) Tablets by Bahá’u’lláh
04/18/19 to 06/05/19

The Bábí Faith, 1844 to 1863: Rediscovering the Dawnbreakers
04/25/19 to 06/12/19

May 2019

Achieving Moral Excellence in Business
05/01/19 to 07/09/19

Gifts of the Spirit: The Spiritual Practice of Creative Writing
05/05/19 to 07/06/19

Creating Unity with Friendship, Fun, Social Vitality & Laughter
05/06/19 to 06/23/19

Conscious Parenting of Young Children
05/13/19 to 06/23/19

Shoghi Effendi: His Life and Ministry
05/15/19 to 07/02/19

Youth: Learning about Bahá’í-Based Relationships
cancelled

Exploring the New Testament
05/25/19 to 07/12/19

June 2019

Bahá’í Theology
06/05/19 to 08/27/19

Introduction to Islam
06/15/19 to 08/02/19

The Kitáb-i-Iqán: An Introduction
06/15/19 to 08/09/19

SUMMER TERM (July – August 2019)
July 2019

Developing the “Gems of Inestimable Value”: Educating Through the Bahá’í Revelation
07/01/19 to 08/25/19

The Báb’s Qayyumu’l-Asma’: Commentary on the Qur’an’s Surih of Joseph
07/05/19 to 08/20/19

Responding Effectively to Global Challenges: Three World Order of Bahá’u’lláh Letters (canceled)
07/20/19 to 09/06/19

Communications Skills for Spiritually Minded Parents
07/22/19 to 09/08/19

Exploring the Book of Revelation (canceled)
07/25/19 to 09/11/19

August 2019

Science, Religion, and the Bahá’í Faith
08/12/19 to 10/06/19

The Writings of the Báb
08/25/19 to 10/19/19

FALL TERM (September – December 2019)
September 2019

Sustainable Development and the Prosperity of Humankind
09/05/19 to 12/01/19
College/Credit students register here

Hinduism for Deepening and Dialogue
09/10/19 to 10/28/19

The Bahá’í Faith: A Comprehensive Introduction
09/22/19 to 12/14/19 (extended dates)
College/Credit Students register here

Celebrating the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb with Children
09/16/19 to 10/20/19

Writing about the Writings: The Art and Craft of the Personal Reflection Piece
09/20/19 to 11/07/19

An Excellent and Priceless Heritage: The Three Covenants of the Bahá’í Faith
10/02/19 to 11/12/19 (postponed from late September)

October 2019

Building a World Federation: The Key to Resolving Our Global Crises
10/01/19 to 11/18/19

Economic Justice in a World of Injustices
10/05/19 to 11/29/19

Racism in America: The Most Vital and Challenging Issue (repeat of March course)
10/10/19 to 12/11/19

November 2019

What Is Bahá’í Courtship, Marriage, and Family Life?
11/04/19 to 12/15/19

The Equality of  Women and Men  (canceled)
11/10/19 to 12/28/19

Writing Biographies and Histories: Recording
Stories of People and Places

11/12/19 to 12/30/19

The Seven Valleys and the Arts of Transformation
11/15/19 to 01/09/20

Bahá’u’lláh’s Proclamation to World Leaders:
The Summons of the Lord of Hosts
11/20/19 to 01/14/20

December 2019

World Peace: The Bahá’í Perspective
12/01/19 to 01/11/19

Zoroastrianism for Deepening and Dialogue
12/09/19 to 01/26/20

The Advent of Divine Justice: Guidance for Winning Five Year Plan Goals
12/12/19 to 01/29/20

Christianity for Deepening and Dialogue
12/15/19 to 02/08/20