Mission and Values

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Mission Statement of the Wilmette Institute (2015)
An agency of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States

The Wilmette Institute is a center of Bahá’í learning. Its programs aim to facilitate study and dialogue on the teachings and principles of the Faith to help individuals and communities apply learning and advance human civilization.

Our “Guiding Principles”:

  • Pursuit of knowledge of the Bahá’í Faith
  • Application of the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith to current thought and problems
  • Appreciation of all aspects of diversity
  • Participation in the process of community building