2017 Courses

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This schedule is subject to change. Courses may shift in dates, some titles will change, new courses will appear, and some course may be repeated.

Finding the Hidden Gift: An Approach to Studying the Bahá’í Writings
01/07/17 to 02/24/17 (registration closed)

Thinking of Relationships and Marriage?
01/13/17 to 02/26/17 (registration closed)

Bahá’í Perspectives on Agriculture and Food
01/15/17 to 03/04/17 (registration closed)

Bahá’u’lláh’s Early Mystic Writings
01/22/17 to 03/11/17 (registration closed)

Exploring the New Testament
02/01/17 to 03/28/17 (registration closed)

The Báb and Bahá’u’lláh: Two Lives, One Story
02/07/17 to 03/27/17 (registration closed)

Islam for Deepening and Dialogue
02/15/17 to 04/04/17 (registration closed)

Hands of the Cause of God: Pathways of Service
02/22/17 to 03/28/17 (registration closed)

Century of Light
03/01/17 to 04/11/17 (registration closed)

Health Care and Social Action
03/07/17 to 05/08/17 (registration closed)

The Badi’ (Bahá’í) Calendar: Reshaping Our Material, Social, and Spiritual Reality
03/10/17 to 04/20/17 (registration closed)

The Bahá’í Faith and the Arts
03/15/17 to 04/25/17 (registration closed)

Creating a Coherent Marriage, Family, and Community Life (in Portuguese)
03/17/17 to 04/30/17

Economics and the Bahá’í Faith
03/22/17 to 05/09/17 (registration closed)

Creating Marriage Well-Being from the Beginning (updated)
03/31/17 to 05/21/17 (registration closed)

Native American Religion and Spirituality
04/01/17 to 05/26/17 (full, registration closed)

Conscious Parenting of 3 and 4 Year Olds
04/05/17 to 05/05/17 (registration closed)

Christianity for Deepening and Dialogue
04/10/17 to 06/04/17 (registration closed)

Climate Change
04/15/17 to 06/09/17 (registration closed)

Science, Religion and the Bahá’í Faith
04/22/17 to 06/16/17 (registration closing soon)

The Mashriqu’l-Adhkar: The Dawning Place of the Mention of God
05/01/17 to 06/18/17

Engaging in Parental Consent for Marriage
05/01/17 through 04/30/18 (four-unit course with continuous registration)

From Mysticism to Prophecy: Gems of Divine Mysteries and Other Early (Baghdad Period) Tablets by Bahá’u’lláh
05/10/17 to 06/27/17

Hinduism for Deepening and Dialogue
05/15/17 to 07/02/17

Bahá’í History, 1863-2017
05/22/17 to 07/09/17

Applying Bahá’í Principles to Discourses on Governance in the United States
05/25/17 to 07/19/17

Bahá’í Spirituality
06/07/17 to 08/01/17

The Báb and Bahá’u’lláh: Two Lives, One Story
06/15/17 to 08/02/17 (repeat of February 2017 course)

The Promised Day Is Come
06/20/17 to 08/07/17

The Bahá’í Faith: A Comprehensive Introduction
06/25/17 to 08/19/17

Bahá’í Perspectives on Agriculture and Food
07/10/17 to 08/27/17 (repeat of January 2017 course)

Dynamic Consultation
07/15/17 to 09/07/17

Are We Ready for Marriage?
07/21/17 to 09/15/17

The Kitab-i-Iqan: An Introduction
08/01/17 to 09/17/17

Building a World Federation: The Key to Resolving our Global Crises
08/20/17 to 10/07/17

Zoroastrianism for Deepening and Dialogue
08/25/17 to 10/12/17

Practicing the Arts: A Workshop Course for Bahá’í Artists
09/01/17 to 10/19/17

Navigating Marriage Challenges
09/08/17 to 10/13/17 (new course)

Sustainable Development and the Prosperity of Humankind
09/10/17 to 10/28/17

Exploring the Qur’án
09/15/17 to 11/16/17

The Leaves of the Twin Divine Trees
09/22/17 to 11/16/17

The Book of Revelation
10/01/17 to 11/17/17 (new course)

Feast Consultation
10/07/17 to 11/17/17

The Summons of the Lord of Hosts
10/10/17 to 11/27/17

The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh: Selected Letters
10/15/17 to 12/02/17

Three Covenants
10/25/17 to 12/12/17

Communicating as a Couple Before and After Marriage
10/27/17 to 12/01/17 (new course)

Eleven
11/01/17 to 12/19/17 (new course)

Bahá’í Theology
11/07/17 to 12/25/17

The Secret of Divine Civilization
11/10/17 to 12/28/17

The Equality of Women and Men: Application in Public and Private Life
11/15/17 to 01/03/18

Understanding Interfaith and Intercultural Couples
11/18/17 01/05/18 (new course)

Writing Biographies and Histories
12/01/17 to 01/17/18

The Ministry of Shoghi Effendi
12/10/17 to 01/27/18

The Promise of World Peace
12/15/17 to 01/29/18

More courses may be announced in the future; some courses may need to be rescheduled based on faculty availability.

Faculty:
Peter Adriance, Farzin Aghdasi, Susanne Alexander, Necati Alkan, Leslie Asplund, Brian Aull, Hooshmand Badiee, Trip Barthel, Thelma Batchelor, Alex Blakeson, Ted Brownstein, Christopher Buck, Susan Cangurel, Reba Carruth, Peggy Caton, Druzelle Cederquist, Phyllis Ghim Lian Chew, William Collins, Matt Cotton, Arthur Lyon Dahl, Roger Dahl, Nicola Daniels, Sherna Deamer, Ed DiLiberto, Armin Eschraghi, Babak Etemad, Sovaida Maani Ewing, Shamil Fattakhov, Justine Finn, Mary Fish, Betty Fisher, Stephen Friberg, Daniel Gebhardt, Daniel Grolin, Richard Hainsworth, Donna Hakimian, Paul Hanley, Barron Harper, Robert Harris, Cathy Higgins, Richard Hollinger, Sandra Lynn Hutchison, Ceylan Isgor, Stephen Karnik, Hoda Kemp, Ian Kluge, Todd Lawson, Barney Leith, Joan Lincoln, Kevin Locke, Jenny Lockwood, Mark Lutness, Baharieh Maani, Susan Maneck, Vasu Mohan, Moojan Momen, Wendi Momen, Kelly Monjazeb, Shahrokh Monjazeb, Riaz Mostaghim, Christine Muller, Kim Naqvi, Roger Neyman, Brian O’Flanagan, Karryn Olson-Ramanujan, Lil Abdo Osborne, Anne Pearson, Anne Perry, Steven Phelps, Brent Poirier, Daniel Pschaida, Sue Rishworth, John Safapour, Marjan Nirou Saniee, Robert Sarracino, Mikhail Sergeev, Nahid Shams, Sharona Shuster, Melanie Smith, Peter Smith, Robert Stockman, Adam Thorne, Fariba Vahdat, Lois Walker, James West, Neil Whatley, Dan Wheatley, Christopher White, Robert White, and Robert Wilson