Meaningful Conversation

ConsultationBahá’ís have become increasingly aware of the importance of being able to discuss the important issues of the day with their friends, relatives, and colleagues. Such meaningful conversation requires preparation through reading and discussion, in order to deepen our knowledge and hone our skills.

The Wilmette Institute offers a variety of courses, facilitated by a wide range of professionals and others with expertise, which can help one acquire the knowledge and awareness to carry out meaningful conversations with others. Course participants engage with like-minded souls in the courses’ discussion forums and often keep in touch after the courses are over to accompany each other in their efforts.

Bahá’í Perspectives on Agriculture and Food (registration closed – repeat course scheduled for July, see below)
01/15/17 to 03/04/17

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 04/26/17 (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)

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

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

Climate Change
04/15/17 to 06/09/17

Science, Religion and the Bahá’í Faith
04/22/17 to 06/16/17

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

Bahá’í Spirituality: A Pathway to Mental Clarity, Inner Calm, Awareness of God, and Physical Health
06/07/17 to 08/01/17

Some Answered Questions
07/01/17 to 08/25/17

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

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

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

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

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

The Equality of Women and Men
11/15/17 to 01/03/18

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

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

Faculty include:

Peter Adriance, Hooshmand Badiee, Christopher Buck, Kamao Cappo, William Collins, Arthur Lyon Dahl, Nicola Daniels, Sovaida Maani Ewing, Mary Fish, Phillip Hainsworth, Sandra Lynn Hutchison, Mark Lutness, Susan Maneck, Vasu Mohan, Moojan Momen, Christine Muller, Karryn Olson-Ramanujan, Anne Pearson, Anne Perry, Sue Rishworth, Robert Stockman, James West, Lois Walker