Category: Religion

August 20: Web Talk by Susan Maneck on “Time and the Containment of Evil: The Zoroastrian Cosmology”

The Wilmette Institute’s August Web Talk will feature Wilmette Institute faculty Susan Maneck discussing the fascinating topic “Time and the Containment of Evil: The Zoroastrian Cosmology.” The talk on August 20 will begin at 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PDT,

Call for Papers for Bahá’í Studies Unit at 2017 American Academy of Religion Conference: Deadline March 1

“Religion and Public Discourse in an Age of Transition” is the title of the Call for Papers recently issued by the Bahá’í Studies Unit of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) to be held at the AAR conference in Boston,

The Bahá’í Studies Unit Presents on Race and Religion at the American Academy of Religion’s 2016 Annual Conference

The Bahá’í Studies Unit of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) held its program at the AAR’s annual meeting in San Antonio on November 20, 2016. The theme was “The Most Challenging Issue: Religion and Race in the Bahá’í Community.”

“Qur’an Study Resources and Notes” Inspired by the Islam for Deepening and Dialogue Course

For his final project in the course on Islam for Deepening and Dialogue 2016 (faculty: Susan Maneck, Necati Alkan, and Lil Abdo Osborn), Lawrence (Larry) Peifer chose to prepare “Qur’an Study Resources and Notes,” an annotated list of books, audio

Islam for Deepening and Dialogue Course Engenders Reflection, Outreach, Changes in Beliefs, and Application of Learnings

Harriet Pasca-Ortgies, who lives in Bay Shore, New York, USA, joined five learners in the Islip Bahá’í community’s study group for the Islam for Deepening and Dialogue 2016 course (faculty: Susan Maneck, Necati Alkan, Lil Abdo Osborn). When she began

Exploring the Hebrew Bible Course Creates Opportunities for Sharing with Jewish Family and Sharing with Bahá’í Friends

Mary Jo Adams, from Reno, Nevada, USA, chose as her first Wilmette course Exploring the Hebrew Bible 2016 (Lead Faculty Ted Brownstein), which provided rich themes to discuss with her Jewish family and details to share at a Feast. She

A “Blessed Ramadan” Sign Opens Doors to Interfaith Dialogue

When Lauren Baer signed up for the Wilmette Institute’s course Islam for Deepening and Dialogue (faculty Susan Maneck, Necati Alkan, and Lil Abdo Osborn) she greeted her fellow learners by saying, “I am both excited and somewhat overwhelmed as I

American Academy of Religion Recognizes Creation of Bahá’í Studies Group; Call for Papers for November AAR Annual Conference

by Robert H. Stockman  The American Academy of Religion (AAR), the premier academic organization for the study of religion in North America, has recognized the creation of a “Bahá’í Studies Group” in its organizational structure. This means that the study

Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change—A Review: Another Major Religion Adds Its Voice To the Worldwide Conversation on the Need for a Solution

A review by Arthur Lyon Dahl  The Editors are happy to share with you Dr. Arthur Lyon Dahl’s review of the Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change, adopted on August 17–18, 2015, at an international Islamic Climate Change Symposium held

2014 Course Schedule

Building Unity Toward Marriage: Preparing for Marriage (01/02/14 to 02/05/14) 5 weeks Applying spiritual principles and practical approaches in aspects of courtship such as family unity, spiritual activities, intercultural unions, and gender equality and moving towards marriage . . .

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