Category: News

Bahá’í Days at United Theological Seminary Honor Bicentenary of Bahá’u’lláh’s Birth

A spirit of joy, hope for the future, and optimism pervaded the Bahá’í Days celebration at the United Theological Seminary (UTS) of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul), held in New Brighton, Minnesota, USA, on October 18 and 19. Bahá’í Days

Wilmette Institute Establishes Four Departments and Appoints Chairs

Establishing departments to oversee the Wilmette Institute’s many course offerings became a reality in September 2017 when the Institute’s Director, Dr. Robert H. Stockman, held a series of meetings with eighty part-time faculty to discuss the plan. Discussion focused on

United Theological Seminary Plans Two-Day Celebration of the Birth of Baha’u’llah

Bahá’í Days at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities Celebrating the Bicentennial of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith October 18 and 19, 2017 October 18 10 – 11 a.m. Dr. Roya Akhavan, St. Cloud

ebbf Announces Its New #discoveringhow Podcast

As of August, there is a new, Bahá’í-inspired podcast in town: ebbf’s (Ethical Business Building the Future) podcast series titled “ethical business building the future, #discoveringhow.” Produced by Jean Parker and the ebbf communications team, the series brings you personal

Upgrading Wilmette Institute Registration and Course-Delivery Systems

During June and July the Wilmette Institute upgraded its Moodle course-delivery platform. The Institute has used Moodle 2.6 for about three years, and it had wanted to upgrade for some time, but the software bridge that tied it to the

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

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

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,

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

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