Category: Learners

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

Five Bullet Points: Learning How to Apply Bahá’í Principles to Discourses on Governance

Learner Vida Wachob, from Mint Hill, North Carolina, in the United States, was traveling in Spain during most of the course on Applying Bahá’í Principles to Discourses on Governance in the United States (faculty, Brian Aull). But that didn’t slow

New Attitudes and Actions Emerge from Climate Change Course

Fayyaz Rehman, a learner from Lahore, Pakistan, enrolled in the Wilmette Institute course on Climate Change (faculty, Christine Muller, Arthur Lyon Dahl, Laurent Mesbah) because he felt the topic is “the most critical issue of the contemporary world” and because

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

More In-Box Emails: Dr. Todd Lawson’s Web Talks on the Bahá’í Faith and Islam

Many who listened to Dr. Todd Lawson’s trilogy of talks on the Bahá’í Faith and Islam found them mind-expanding and life-changing. You can still listen to them on the Wilmette Institute’s YouTube channel and also read and download supplementary materials

Emails in Our In-Box: Web Talks Elevate Conversations

E-mail publications tend not to invite letters to the editor in the same way that printed newspapers and magazines do. But occasionally the Wilmette Institute does receive such letters and emails. Below we share one with you. It is addressed

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

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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