Author: Robert Stockman

How Ordinary People Have Done Extraordinary Things: Two Students Learn Skills in “Writing Biographies and Histories 2016”

Dr. Robert Stockman, the Director of the Wilmette Institute, wrote that those who signed up for Writing Biographies and Histories 2016 (faculty, Thelma Batchelor, Roger Dahl, Robert Stockman, Adam Thorne) were a remarkable group of learners. Many of the thirty-two

Creating Unity with Friendship, Fun, Social Vitality, and Laughter: One Couple’s Special Feast

My home is the home of peace. My home is the home of joy and delight. My home is the home of laughter and exultation. Whosoever enters through the portals of this home, must go out with gladsome heart. This

Living Responsibly Making Your Daily Life a Beautiful Prayer: Ethical and Easy Lawns

“Therefore strive that your actions day by day may be beautiful prayers.”—‘Abdu’l-Bahá To help all of us incorporate into our lives actions that treat our physical surroundings with the respect they deserve, the Wilmette Institute has asked Christine Muller (faculty

ABS Religion and Society Discourse Seminar at Louhelen: A Resounding Success

The Religion and Society Working Group of the Association for Bahá’í Studies met at Louhelen Bahá’í School, in Michigan, USA, on April 21–23 for three days of study, discussion, and planning in a seminar called “Religion and Society Discourse.” Seventeen

Use Deepen! Web Videos for Firesides and Deepenings

The growing number of Deepen! Web Videos—five at this count—provide new resources for your firesides and personal deepenings. To increase your knowledge about Native American beliefs and practices from a Lakota perspective, try these two Deepen! Talks: Kevin Locke, “An

Presenting Baha’u’llah’s Unifying Teachings: Use Web Talks as a Resource

The Wilmette Institute continues to add to its treasure trove of Web Talks that can help you “present the unifying teachings of Bahá’u’llah” to your fellow-citizens, as the National Spiritual Assembly said in its February 25, 2017, letter. The Web

Do You Have All the 2017 Web Talks on Your Calendar?

During the remainder of 2017 the Wilmette Institute has eight more Web Talks scheduled for May through December (and a bonus talk in January 2018). Do you have them on your calendar? If not, now is the time to add

Dr. Todd Lawson’s Three Web Talks on the Qur’an: Excellent for Interfaith Dialogue and Significant Conversations, Essential for Bahá’ís Learning to “Establish the Truth of Islam”

The trilogy of talks on the Qur’an, Islam, and the Bahá’í Faith that Dr. Todd Lawson gave on three successive Sundays in April provide a wealth of information about, among many other things: FIRST TALK How the Bahá’ís are uniquely

Kevin Locke on “Colonization and Decolonization: A Lakota Perspective”: Another New Deepen! Web Video

Another addition to the Wilmette Institute’s collection of Deepen! Web Videos is Kevin Locke’s talk on “Colonization and Decolonization: A Lakota Perspective.” The recording will be used in the course on Native American Religion and Spirituality the next time it

New to the Wilmette Institute: Register-When-You-Need-It Courses

Starting on May 1, 2017, Wilmette Institute has a new exciting offering: Register-When-You-Need-It Courses with the slogan “Sign up anytime. Work at your own pace.” What does that mean? You can register 24/7/365. You can take such courses when YOU