Category: Learners

Bahá’u’lláh’s Early Mystic Writings, the Seven and Four Valleys, and Outreach to Bahá’ís and Muslims

Sohrab's Self Study Notes for the Seven Valleys of Baha'u'llah

Bahá’u’lláh’s Early Mystic Writings 2019 Faculty: Christopher Buck John Cotton, a Bahá’í from Russellville, Arkansas, has been reading Bahá’u’lláh’s Seven Valleys and Four Valleys for more than forty-five years (he became a Bahá’í in 1972). But he says his appreciation

Update on Statue of Champlain and Mohawk Native American

Champlain Monument

Indigenous Perspectives on the Sacred 2018 Faculty: Brian O’Flanagan, Ceylan Isgor, Kevin Locke, Richard Hainsworth In the Fall of 2018, Chahbaz Azarkadeh, a student in the 2018 iteration of the Wilmette Institute course Indigenous Perspectives on the Sacred, shared information

How Economics Can Become Part of Personal Enrichment and Community Building

Elahe Birjandian

Economics and Community Building 2018 Faculty: Jean Parker, Hooshmand Badee Elahe Birjandian, a Bahá’í from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada, took the Wilmette Institute course Economics and Community Building in 2018. She is an accountant and the treasurer of the

Consorting with Followers of All Religions with Confidence

Stacy Keller

Preparing for Interfaith Dialogue 2019 Faculty: Ted Brownstein, JoAnn Borovicka, Anne Pearson “Bahá’u’lláh,” Shoghi Effendi has written, “exhorts His followers to consort, with amity and concord and without discrimination, with the adherents of all religions.” This year the Wilmette Institute

Moodle Upgrade: Four Features to Enhance Your Learning Experience

Screenshot showing where to click to star a course

With the Wilmette Institute’s March 2019 upgrade to Moodle 3.6, you may have already discovered changes. For example, the course pages look different. But there are also new features you will want to check out. Below are four features designed

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