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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

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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

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Preserving Baha’i History, One Baha’i Item at a Time: The Importance of Baha’i Archives

by Betty J. Fisher Everyone needs archives. Why? Because they tell and preserve our individual and collective stories, our history. That means you with your photos on your cell phone, your mother’s box of your school achievements, you grandpa’s stories

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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

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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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