Category: News

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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ABS Religion and Society Discourse Seminar at Louhelen: A Resounding Success

The Religion and Society Working Group of the Association for Bahá’í Studies met at Louhelen Bahá’í School, in Michigan, USA, on April 21–23 for three days of study, discussion, and planning in a seminar called “Religion and Society Discourse.” Seventeen

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Deadline for Submission of ABS Nominations for Distinguished Scholarship Extended to April 15

2017 Call for Nominations ABS Awards for Distinguished Scholarship DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF NOMINATIONS EXTENDED TO 15 APRIL 2017 TERMS OF REFERENCE AND CALL FOR NOMINATIONS The Association for Bahá’í Studies – North America (ABS) Endowment Fund was established in

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Association for Baha’i Studies Announces Spring Working Group Seminars

Association for Bahá’í Studies 34 Copernicus Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 7K4 Tel: (613) 233-1903 Fax: (613) 233-3644 Email: abs-na@bahai-studies.ca Website: www.bahai-studies.ca 8 March 2017 Dear Friends, We are pleased to announce that this spring a number of Association for

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Important Article about the Iranian Baha’is under the Last Shah Published

Dr. Mina Yazdani, Assistant Professor of History at Eastern Kentucky University, just published “Towards a History of the Bahá’í community of Iran during the reign of Muhammad Reza Shah (1941–1979).” In the article she divides the Shah’s reign into three

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