Category: Faculty

Identity and Oneness: A First-Timer’s View of the Association for Bahá’í Studies Annual Conference

Niki Daniels Niki is a member of the Wilmette Institute Board and also works part-time for the Institute, helping learners to sign up for courses, creating videos, laying out article copy for the eNewsletter, among many other duties. She is

Faculty Mikhail Sergeev Publishes “Studies in Bahá’í Philosophy, Vol. 1”

Dr. Mikhaeil Sergeev, Wilmette Institute chair of and faculty in its Department of Religion, Philosophy, and Theology, has recently edited, contributed to, and published the first volume of Studies in Bahá’í Philosophy. A Global Faith Book, it is available for

Penina Hitti

Penina Hitti is passionate about how arts and crafts can be positive tools for spiritual upliftment. She enjoys working with mothers in particular to figure out how personal purpose – and mixing that with service to family and community –

Faculty Susanne Alexander Co-Authors Book on Preparing For Marriage

Wilmette Institute Department Chair Susanne M. Alexander, with co-authors Johanna Merritt Wu and Jeremy Lambshead, has published a new Bahá’í-teachings-based book entitled Starting with Me: Knowing Myself Before Finding a Partner. The authors identified lack of self-preparation as one of

Stephen Boyanton

Stephen Boyanton is a writer and translator as well as a historian and practitioner of Chinese medicine. He received his MA in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia, his MS in the clinical practice of Chinese medicine from Pacific

Jean Parker

Dr. Jean Parker earned her Ph.D. in the management of technology and innovation from the Da Vinci Institute of Johannesburg, South Africa. Her doctoral research was on emergency preparedness learning through community radio in North Indian villages. In addition to

The Story of Stuff—A Bahá’í-Inspired Program for Youth

by Christine Muller The well-being of any segment of humanity is connected with the well-being of the whole. When economic gain is pursued without regard for how the natural environment is affected, for instance, all are impacted. ————————Bahá’í International Community

Mikhail Sergeev, “The Issue of Self-Identity in Transhumanism and Bahá’í Writings”

Sunday, January 13, 2019, 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Western European time) This web talk has been cancelled until further notice. Transhumanism or H+ is an intellectual and cultural movement whose ultimate goal is to achieve “singularity” –

Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis

Dr. Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis is Professor of English, Black World Studies, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She earned her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Etter-Lewis teaches a variety of

Jalaliyyih Quinn

Jalaliyyih Quinn, M.F.A is a professional artist, presently living and working in Gallup, New Mexico. Her website is, Art, Science and the Soul. Quinn’s work seeks to visualize discoveries of science, physics and cosmology in particular and bring to

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