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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

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Wilmette Institute Signs Articulation Agreement with the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

by Robert Stockman On June 13, 2017, the Wilmette Institute completed an articulation agreement with the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (UTS), located in New Brighton, Minnesota. The agreement allows seminary students to take a group of core

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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,

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Marjan Nirou Saniee: 1962–2017

Iraj Saniee, Marjan Nirou Saniee’s husband, is grateful to Sandra Hutchison and Peggy Caton for adding new material to his first draft and to Robert Stockman, with whom Marjan enjoyed working enormously and unconditionally. Esteemed faculty member Marjan Nirou Saniee, 54, passed away

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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

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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

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June 11 Web Talk: Michael Penn on “Mind & Development: Some Baha’i-Inspired Reflections on Mind and the Harvests of Human Thought”

On June 11, 2017, Dr. Michael Penn will be the Wilmette Institute’s featured Web Talk speaker. His topic will be “Mind & Development: Some Baha’i-Inspired Reflections on Mind and the Harvests of Human Thought.” As usual, the Web Talk will

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Living Responsibly: Making Your Daily Life a Beautiful Prayer: Hang Your Laundry Out to Dry for the Children of the World

“Therefore strive that your actions day by day may be beautiful prayers.”  —‘Abdu’l-Bahá To help all of us incorporate into our lives actions that treat our physical surroundings with the respect they deserve, the Wilmette Institute has asked Christine Muller

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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

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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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