Category: Learners

WI Online Course Grist for a Lifelong Learning Course

The Destiny of America 2018 Faculty: Christopher Buck Urgency seemed to be at the top of the list when a fairly new Bahá’í enrolled in not one but three Wilmette online courses. Victoria Welborn had only been a Bahá’í for

Wow! Just Wow! How a 24/7 Course “Thinking of Relationships and Marriage?” Helped a Couple on the Verge of Retirement Conduct a State of Their Union

Thinking of Relationships and Marriage? 24/7/365 Several years ago the Wilmette Institute launched three 24/7/365 courses aimed at young people contemplating marriage or moving toward the big date. Why? Because those thinking about a relationship and marriage need advice now,

Covering Bases from Family to Neighborhood to Professional Life to Devotionals

Sustainable Development and the Prosperity of Humankind Faculty: Arthur Lyon Dahl, Christine Muller, Laurent Mesbah Karolina Drabik, together with her husband and “three courageous children,” pioneered in 2016 “to Riga, Latvia, from Canada to support the community building process.” She

Fostering a Bahá’í Identity in Children: Like Climbing Mount Olympus Every Single Day

Fostering a Bahá’í Identity in Children Faculty: Julie Iraninejad, Chelsea Lee Smith Mariam Strieth is a German “with a Greek heart and a global spirit, a mother, a wife, a business woman” and the daughter of the first Bahá’í pioneers

What Can Fostering Bahá’í Identity in Children Do for Kids—and for Parents?

Fostering Bahá’í Identity in Children Faculty: Julie Iraninejad, Chelsea Lee Smith A mom. Two children. A family learning new skills. What are the take-aways? For other moms and dads, children, aunts and uncles, grandparents and friends? Here is one mother’s

What Might an Interaction with a Non-Christian Religion Look Like? One Bahá’í’s Story

What might an interaction with a non-Christian religion look like? For one learner, the proverbial light bulb went on, a thirty-minute drive followed . . . Let’s let this learner tell his own story. Stewart Mathison (whom you might know

Interfaith Learnings from the Book of Isaiah

What does the Book of Isaiah, part of the ancient Hebrew Scriptures, have to offer us in the twenty-first century? Some Bahá’ís particularly interested in prophecy will point to verses that foreshadow the coming of Bahá’u’lláh. Others might draw a blank.

Three Perspectives on Sustainable Development: Small Steps That Anyone Can Implement

Sustainable Development and the Prosperity of Humankind 2018 Arthur Lyon Dahl, Laurent Mesbah, Christine Muller The November 9, 2018, letter from the Universal House of Justice announcing its creation of a new Bahá’í International Development Organization provides a new context

Never Too Old to Learn or Act: Understanding More about the Lesser Peace

Building a World Federation: The Key to Resolving Our Global Crises 2018 Faculty: Sovaida Ma’ani Ewing When Richard Simpson signed up for the Wilmette Institute course Building a World Federation: The Key to Resolving Our Global Crises, he introduced himself

A Bahá’í of Nineteen Years Revisits an Introduction to the Faith, Begins Two Teaching Activities

The Bahá’í Faith: A Comprehensive Introduction 2018 Faculty: Robert Stockman, William Collins For Ben Guterson, The Bahá’í Faith: A Comprehensive Introduction 2018 was his first experience with Wilmette Institute online courses. A Bahá’í of nineteen years who lives with his

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