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The Wilmette Institute Expanding: Bulletin 2—How Its University Initiative Will Work

Baha'i texts on a bookshelf

by Robert H. Stockman In February the Wilmette Institute announced that it is expanding its reach into universities with new initiatives. The expansion is the result of a large five-year financial commitment. As the Institute’s plans develop, it is pursuing

Sign Up before February 15 for “A Closer Look at Storytelling 24/7/365”

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Improve your skill in telling stories by signing up now, before February 15, for the 24/7/365 course A Closer Look at Storytelling. Almost anyone, with some pointers, can tell a good story and become a story-teller-in-training. Why the urgency? Druzelle

Wilmette Institute Poised for Major Expansion

Dr. Robert H. Stockman, Executive Director of the Wilmette Institute

by Robert H. Stockman, Director, Wilmette Institute Thanks to a large five-year financial commitment, the Wilmette Institute is preparing for a major expansion in its efforts to reach college or university students who might want to take its courses for

What Did the Survey on the Courses for the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb Show?

When the Wilmette Institute launched its first-ever survey, it had no idea what to expect. But, since the survey asked respondents about courses planned for the bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb, it had at least two hopes. One

The ‘Irfán Colloquium Announces 2019 Schedule

Participants at the October 2017 ‘Irfan Colloquium sessions at Louhelen Baha’i School. Photo courtesy of Iraj Ayman

The ‘Irfán Colloquium has announced the dates, languages, and locations of its five 2019 gatherings—one in California, one in Michigan, two in Italy, and one in Germany. The Colloquia are friendly gatherings held in informal and collegial settings. They provides

The Number of Web Talks for Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb Keeps Growing

Bicentenary Medallion designed by Joe Paczkowski Graphic design by Joe Paczkowski

The list of Web Talks to help you prepare for and understand better the bicentenary of the Birth of Báb has grown to ten. The new talk, entitled “Shaykh Tabarsi: A Turning Point in the Bábí Faith,” is scheduled for

New 24/7/365 Course: Nurturing Your Baby Spiritually during Pregnancy

Nurturing Your Baby Spiritually during Pregnancy is the most recent addition to the Wilmette Institute’s roster of courses in its 24/7/365 Anytime Courses series. It is the first 24/7 course from the Parent and Family Life section of the Department

Four Letters from the National Spiritual Assembly on Teaching and the Regeneration of the Inner Life of the Bahá’í Community and the Life of Nation

On December 25, 2018, the eightieth anniversary of Shoghi Effendi’s completion of a letter to the Bahá’ís of the United States and Canada published as The Advent of Divine Justice, the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United

Protected: Survey Results on Courses for the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb

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Focus on Study Groups: Helping the Wilmette Institute Provide Better Help and Helping You Plan More of Them

A new service that the Wilmette Institute plans to offer in 2019 is more help for study groups and study-group leaders. In late December the Institute’s registration staff began reaching out, through a survey, to everyone who has been a