Category: Student Presentations

Sustainable Development Course Contributes to a PhD Thesis

The Wilmette Institute staff is often amazed at the unexpected ways in which students use what they learn in its courses. But this may be a new use: In his doctoral dissertation, Check Woo Foo is “summarizing some of the

Course on the Kitáb-i-Íqán Opens Student to Giving Talks and Publishing

Mari Haugen, a Bahá’í from Trondheim, Norway, who reads in English and Danish but writes in Norwegian, found herself at the end of the summer 2017 course The Kitáb-i-Íqán: An Introduction (faculty, Christopher Buck, Necati Alkan) with a pile of

Student PowerPoint on the Íqán Posted to Wilmette Institute Website

One of the significant results of the Wilmette Institute’s course on The Kitáb-i-Íqán: An Introduction (faculty, Christopher Buck and Necati Alkan) during the summer of 2017 was the production of a lengthy and sophisticated PowerPoint on the Book of Certitude

What I Learned: Carolyn Jennings and Native American Religion and Spirituality

From the Wilmette Institute’s series of emails sent to learners three months after the course has ended, we share what Carolyn Jennings, a Bahá’í from Martindale, Texas, USA, learned from participating in the Wilmette Institute course Native American Religion and

What I Learned: Margaret Zambrano and The Ministry of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

The Wilmette Institute often prints comments that learners in its courses write in their final Learning Self-Assessments. Now the Institute is writing students three months after a course ends, asking them how they are using what they learned. One of

A Young Adult Expresses Her New Understandings of Marriage in a Painting

Jacqueline Claire Leal, a third generation American Bahá’í, took the course Thinking of Relationships and Marriage? (faculty: Susanne Alexander, Alex Blakeson, Wendi Momen) because she is “interested in deepening” her “application of Bahá’u’lláh’s principals in all areas” of her life

Healing and Hope Come to a Youth from the 2013 Youth Conferences and the Relationships and Marriage Course

Anneleis Humphries, who hails from Kiama, New South Wales, south of Sydney, Australia, signed up for her first Wilmette Institute course Thinking of Relationships and Marriage? (faculty: Susanne Alexander, Alex Blakeson, Wendi Momen). One of the goals in her Personal

Health Care and Social Action: A Place for Social Workers to Contribute to the Five Year Plan

Jacqueline (she goes by Jacquie) Sullivan, a first-time Wilmette Institute learner from Norwood, Massachusetts, USA, weighs in on what she took away from the Wilmette Institute course Health Care and Social Action (faculty: Babak Etemad, Stephen Karnik, John Safapour). She

The Writings of the Báb: Preparation for Planning a Devotional for the Twin Birthdays

Keivan Mahboubi, a Bahá’í from Ontario, Ontario, Canada, learned a great deal from the Wilmette Institute course on The Writings of the Báb 2016 (faculty: Moojan Momen and Steven Phelps) and now has an increased understanding of the life of

Building Communities in Online Spaces: An IT Perspective

by Thane B. Terrill Dr. Thane B. Terrill is the Director of Information Services at the United Nations Office of the Bahá’í International Community (BIC) and author of the book Technology on a Shoestring: A Survival Guide for Educators and