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Does the Equality of Women and Men Mean Only Equal Pay? Equal Hiring Practices? Equal Education? Or More?

For two years Kathy Gilman has been living in Kendal, in the United Kingdom, with her British husband. She became a Bahá’í in the 1970s after she loaned her car to some acquaintances for a weekend, and they left a

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What I Learned in “Bahá’í Perspectives on Agriculture and Food”

This learner introduced herself this way: “My name is Shirley Hayes Ganao; my degrees, PhD, MS, BS, and AA are in education and dental health; I became a Bahá’í during the 1970s. I am retired, but I have worked at

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Two Learners Enchanted with Bahá’u’lláh’s Early Mystic Writings and the Institute

Two learners in the Wilmette Institute course Bahá’u’lláh’s Early Mystic Writings 2017 (faculty, Christopher Buck, Necati Alkan) have written to share how much the course meant to them and how much they enjoy the Wilmette Institute. ________________ Natalie Kahn. First

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Climate Justice: A Central Topic in the Upcoming April Climate Change Course

by Christine Muller, faculty for Climate Change Are you unsure about climate change and baffled about contradicting coverage by the media? Are you wondering how the Bahá’í teachings can provide you with guidance to address the issue? The current time

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What I Learned in the Introduction to Shi‘i Islam Course

The Wilmette Institute’s December 2016 course called Introduction to Shi‘i Islam proved to be a remarkably dynamic and exciting course. One of the learners in the course, Stewart Mathison, a Bahá’í living in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and the marketing director

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What I Learned: Carolyn Jennings and Native American Religion and Spirituality

From the Wilmette Institute’s series of emails sent to learners three months after the course has ended, we share what Carolyn Jennings, a Bahá’í from Martindale, Texas, USA, learned from participating in the Wilmette Institute course Native American Religion and

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What I Learned: Margaret Zambrano and The Ministry of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

The Wilmette Institute often prints comments that learners in its courses write in their final Learning Self-Assessments. Now the Institute is writing students three months after a course ends, asking them how they are using what they learned. One of

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Two New Deepening Videos Available

Two short videos about the writings of Bahá’u’lláh and Shoghi Effendi are the Wilmette Institutes latest effort to provide basic background information on the Bahá’í Faith. The two informal talks were recorded for use at the beginnings of courses on

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New Wilmette Institute Directions: Statistics for 2016 and Challenges for 2017

In 2016 the Wilmette Institute set more records. It ran 54 courses (up 7 from the previous year) from January through December, serving 1,322 learners, which means an average of 24.5 learners per course. This compares to 47 courses for

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A Tribute to Paula Bidwell (1953–2016): An On-Ramp to the Freeway of Knowledge about Native People: Journeys in Understanding

Generally when the Wilmette Institute writes about what its learners get out of the courses they take, we select one student and discuss his/her learnings in detail. This time we are taking a different approach with a tribute to Paula

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