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The Bahá’í Faith and the Arts 2017: The Táhirih Poetry Project

The Wilmette Institute’s course on The Bahá’í Faith and the Arts 2017 (faculty, Anne Perry, Peggy Caton) continues to challenge its learners to produce inspiring pieces of art. Stephen Boyanton, now living in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, is no exception. He

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Century of Light: A Wall-Hanging Quilt, Spirit-Book Drawings, and a Fiber Project

Art is in the air, and it does not seem to matter which Wilmette Institute Course is involved. This time three learners in Century of Light 2017 (faculty, Barney Leith, Robert Wilson) have been inspired to create works of art

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Web Talk for Bahá’u’lláh’s Two Hundredth Birthday Plus Seven More for 2017

On Sunday, October 15, in honor of Baha’u’llah’s bicentennial birthday, Dr. John S. Hatcher will give a Web Talk called “In the Beginning Was a Word: How Language Knits Reality Together.” You will definitely want to put that one on

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Launching New Short, One- and Two-Week Courses

The Wilmette Institute is happy to announce that it is launching new short, one- and two-week courses. It hopes these will appeal to those with super-busy lives who want to take short courses on a variety of topics. The first

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A Better Storyteller, Now a Teacher: The Báb and Bahá’u’lláh: Two Lives, One Story 2017

A working mother who lives in Texas, USA, with her two children, took The Báb and Bahá’u’lláh: Two Lives, One Story 2017 (faculty, Druzelle Cederquist, Ed DiLiberto) with two goals in mind: one, to learn more about how the Twin

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Understanding the Badí‘ (Bahá’í) Calendar

Eric Stanton, a public librarian, has been a Bahá’í for twenty-five years. Yet he reports that The Badí‘ (Bahá’í) Calendar: Reshaping Our Material, Social, and Spiritual Reality (faculty, Nicola Daniels, Mark Lutness) has reshaped his mind and life in a

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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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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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