Category: Public Discourse

How Can You Use Web Talks to Present Baha’u’llah’s Unifying Teachings?

Most of us know that the Universal House of Justice and our National Spiritual Assemblies are increasingly urging us to “present the unifying teachings of Bahá’u’llah” to our fellow-citizens in the run-up to the celebrations of the Twin Birthdays in

Posted in Public Discourse, Web Talks

Living Responsibly: AUGUST: Give Up Bottled Water—Go Back to the Tap!

“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

Posted in Climate Change, Public Discourse

Five Bullet Points: Learning How to Apply Bahá’í Principles to Discourses on Governance

Learner Vida Wachob, from Mint Hill, North Carolina, in the United States, was traveling in Spain during most of the course on Applying Bahá’í Principles to Discourses on Governance in the United States (faculty, Brian Aull). But that didn’t slow

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Ethical Business Building the Future, Beyond Diversity

by Wendi Momen On May 4–7, 2017, ebbf (Ethical Business Building the Future) held its 27th International Learning Event called “Understanding and Harnessing Diversity” in Geneva Switzerland. Dr. Wendi Momen, ebbf’s chair and the Wilmette Institute’s correspondent at ebbf’s events

Posted in Events, Public Discourse

How Should Bahá’ís Talk about Climate Change? Applying Recent Institutional Guidance

by Christine Muller The Universal House of Justice and the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States have provided Bahá’ís with clear guidelines about engaging in public discourse and social action and avoiding partisan politics. In practice,

Posted in Climate Change, Public Discourse

John Hatcher, “What the Bicentenary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah Means to Me”

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Western European time) Register for the Web Talk There are countless moving stories about the life of Bahá’u’lláh and how His advent will, in time, transform human society. Anyone

Posted in Bahá'u'lláh, Bicentenary, Web Talks

Music and Native American Spirituality: A Deepen Webinar by Kevin Locke

Kevin Locke has recorded a third Deepen Webinar, this one on “Music and Native American Spirituality.” It is part of the Wilmette Institute’s course on Native American Religion and Spirituality, but is also for posterity. That means the Webinar, with

Posted in Deepen!, Faculty, Public Discourse

Web Talk Resources to Use in Presenting Bahá’u’lláh’s Unifying Teachings

The Universal House of Justice and the National Spiritual Assembly are increasingly urging us to “present the unifying teachings of Bahá’u’llah” to our fellow-citizens in the run-up to the celebrations of the Twin Birthdays in October. Many of the Web

Posted in 20th anniversary, Bahá'u'lláh, Public Discourse

Deepen Webinars Perfect for Firesides and Deepenings

As Deepen Webinars increase in numbers, they provide diversity and interest for your firesides and deepenings. Two of them help you add to your skills: consultation and storytelling. Another one gives you a moving glimpse inside the life of the

Posted in Deepen!, Public Discourse, Teachings

Web Talk for Bahá’u’lláh’s Two Hundredth Birthday Plus Seven More for 2017

On Sunday, October 15, in honor of Baha’u’llah’s bicentennial birthday, Dr. John S. Hatcher will give a Web Talk called “In the Beginning Was a Word: How Language Knits Reality Together.” You will definitely want to put that one on

Posted in Bahá'u'lláh, Bicentenary, Courses, Deepen!, Events, Teachings