The number of Wilmette Institute Web Talks for 2017 has been growing steadily and now stands at fourteen. And the Institute has already confirmed one Web Talk for 2018. In 2017, three Web Talks have already been given and are now available on the Institute’s YouTube channel (see links below). The talks for 2017 and 2018 include:
Web Talks for 2017
- January 22, 2017: Annette Reynolds—“Trudy and Bahá’ís’ Spiritual Path in South Carolina” (now available on YouTube)
- February 12, 2017: Greg Dahl—“Globalization and Current Events—A Bahá’í Perspective” (now available on YouTube)
- March 12, 2017: Houshmand Badee—“Is There a Bahá’í Economic System?” (now available on YouTube)
- April 9, 2017: Todd Lawson—“The Bahá’í Faith and the Qur’an Series: The Qur’an, The First Book in Arabic”
- April 16, 2017: Todd Lawson—“The Bahá’í Faith and the Qur’an Series: The Qur’an in the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh and the Báb”
- April 23, 2017: Todd Lawson—“The Bahá’í Faith and the Qur’an Series: The Qur’anic Epic and the Creation of Humanity”
- May 14, 201: Jena Khodadad—“Zikrullah Khadem: The Itinerant Hand of the Cause of God”
- June 11, 2017: Michael Penn—“A Philosophy of Mind Grounded in Relationships: A Bahá’í-Inspired Perspective”
- July 23, 2017 – new date: Augusto Lopez-Claros—“The Emergence of Global Institutions?
- August 20, 2017: Susan Maneck—“Time and the Containment of Evil: The Zoroastrian Cosmology”
- September 17, 2017: Louise Profeit-LeBlanc—Topic to be announced
- October 15, 2017: John S. Hatcher—The Twin Birthdays and the Bicentennial of Bahá’u’lláh’s Birth
- October 29, 2017: Paul Hanley—“Eleven.”
- December 3, 2017: Elena Mustakova-Possardt—Topic to be announced
Web Talks for 2018:
- January 14, 2018: JoAnn Borovicka—“Ten Plagues of the Exodus in the Light of the Bahá’í Writings”
All Wilmette Institute’s Web Talks are free and open to the public, but they require you to sign up in advance. Check “Web Talks/Webinars” in this issue; or watch for flyers and announcements; or keep checking http://wilmetteinstitute.org, and then clicking on “Web Talks.”
The Web Talks use a system that transmits audio and video of the speakers and the PowerPoint slides they generally use. Audience members listening to the live broadcast can ask questions by typing them into a “chat” box. Anyone viewing the talk at a later date will hear the questions and answers from the live broadcast.
The talks are held on Sundays at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (11 a.m. PT; 7 p.m. in the UK.; 8 p.m. in Western Europe).
After a live Web Talk is given, usually within 24 hours, it is generally posted on the Wilmette Institute’s YouTube channel, where you can access the Web Talks from 2015 and 2016. The Institute uploads 2017 Web Talks as they are given. The talks now have closed captions that you can access by clicking on “cc” in the lower right corner of the YouTube page.