Category: Courses

The Wilmette Institute Announces Courses for Its First Term, January–March 2018

The Wilmette Institute has announced its courses for its first term, which runs from January through March 2018. To appeal to our international audience, the Institute is naming the four terms first, second, and so on, as Winter, Spring, Summer,

Preserving Bahá’í History, One Bahá’í Item at a Time: The Importance of Bahá’í Archives

by Betty J. Fisher The Wilmette staff hopes that your reading the article below will prompt you to think seriously about taking How to Organize and Maintain a Bahá’í Archives, which begins on January 8. It is an excellent way

Our Children and Sustainable Development

by Christine Muller Christine Muller wrote the following article to draw attention to the upcoming Wilmette Institute course Sustainable Development and the Prosperity of Humankind, which begins on September 10 and runs through October 28, 2017. It was edited by

The Wilmette Institute Announces Courses for the 2018 Winter Quarter

Courses for the Wilmette Institute’s 2018 schedule are taking shape. The Winter Quarter courses—January through March—are listed in this issue of the eNewsletter. Courses for additional quarters will appear in subsequent issues. Highlights of the Winter Quarter include a new

Collaboration between the Wilmette Institute and Brazilian Institutions in a Course on Marriage and Community Life

by Fariba Vahdat, Nahid Shams, Susanne Alexander The Wilmette Institute offered its first course in Brazil and in Portuguese in the spring of 2017 in collaboration with the Bahá’í Regional Council of Southeast Brazil, a first for both. The course,

Meaningful Conversations Aided by the Study of Islam

A relatively new Bahá’í from Pakistan (who asked that we not use her name) enrolled in the Wilmette Institute course Islam for Deepening and Dialogue 2016 (faculty, Susan Maneck, Daniel Gebhardt). Her goals were ambitious, considering that she is a PhD

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

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

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

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