Web Talks

The Wilmette Institute sponsors a monthly series of Web Talks (which rhymes with “TED Talks”). These video talks are free and open to the public. Web Talks use a system transmitting audio and video of the presenters, together with any PowerPoint slides being used. Audience members can comment and ask questions by typing them into a “chat” box.

Unless otherwise indicated, all talks are held on a Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. CT; 12 noon MT; 11 a.m. PT; 7 p.m. in the UK, 8 p.m. in Western Europe).

If a webinar is full you may be unable to log in to the live presentation, as the system currently accepts the first 100 participants only. If that happens you can switch to watching on Facebook or YouTube. Here are the web addresses for both alternate broadcast options:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Wilmette-Institute/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/WilmetteInstitute/

Frequently Asked Questions about the Web Talks

Use Web Talks for Firesides and Deepenings

2016 Web Talks

2015 Web Talks (20th Anniversary)

2017 Web Talks

January 22, 2017
Annette Reynolds
“Trudy and the Baha’is’ Spiritual Path in South Carolina”
Watch on YouTube: Web Talk

February 12, 2017
Greg Dahl
“Globalization and Current Events – a Bahá’í Perspective” <== supplementary materials available
Watch on YouTube: Web Talk | Post-Talk Q & A

March 12, 2017
Hooshmand Badee
“Is There a Baha’i Economic System?” <== supplementary materials available
Watch on YouTube: Web Talk

April 9, 2017
Todd Lawson
“The Qur’an and Islam: Explorations from a Baha’i Perspective”
(First in The Baha’i Faith and the Qur’an Series) <== supplementary materials available
Watch on YouTube: Web Talk

April 16, 2017
Todd Lawson
“The Qur’an in the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh and the Báb”
(Second in The Baha’i Faith and the Qur’an Series)
Watch on YouTube: Web Talk

April 23, 2017
Todd Lawson
“The Qur’anic Epic and the Creation of Humanity”
(Third in The Baha’i Faith and the Qur’an Series) <== supplementary materials available
Watch on YouTube: Web Talk

May 14, 2017
Jena Khadem Khodadad
“Zikrullah Khadem, The Itinerant Hand of the Cause of God”  <== supplementary materials available
Watch on YouTube: Web Talk

June 11, 2017
Michael Penn
“Mind and Development: Some Baha’i-Inspired Reflections on Mind and the Harvests of Human Thought” <== supplementary materials available
Watch on YouTube: Web Talk

July 23, 2017
Augusto Lopez-Claros
“The Emergence of Global Institutions” <== supplementary materials available
Watch on YouTube: Web Talk

July 30, 2017
Sohrab Kourosh
“The Kitab-i-Iqan: Revolutionizing the Concepts of Religion, Eschatology, and Theology” <== supplementary materials available
Watch on YouTube: Web Talk

August 20, 2017
Susan Maneck
“Time and the Containment of Evil: The Zoroastrian Cosmology”
This talk had to be postponed at short notice. We apologize. Instead, Rob Stockman gave a talk on The Ministry of Shoghi Effendi, which is now available on YouTube.

September 17, 2017
Louise Profeit-LeBlanc
“Seven Caribou Spirit Bowls: Seven Valleys Toward Reconciliation”

Oct. 15, 2017
John Hatcher
“What the Bicentenary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah Means to Me”

Oct. 29, 2017
Paul Hanley
“Eleven”

Nov. 5, 2017
Robert Atkinson (#1 of 3)
“From Duality to Oneness: A Baha’i Perspective on Humanity’s Conscious Evolution”

Nov. 12, 2017
Robert Atkinson (#2 of 3)
“The Dark Night of the Collective Soul: A Baha’i Perspective on the Role & Purpose of Transformation in Society”

Nov. 19, 2017
Robert Atkinson (#3 of 3)
“Reality is One, and Global Harmony is Inevitable: Building a Culture of Oneness”

Dec. 3, 2017
Elena Mustakova-Possardt
“A Psychology That Responds to Our Times: Transforming Inner Oppression into Awakened, Aligned, and Liberated Spirit”

Dec. 10, 2017
Reba Carruth (#1 of 3)
“The Spiritual Destiny of America and the West”

Jan. 14, 2018
JoAnn Borovicka
“Ten Plagues of the Exodus in the Light of the Baha’i Writings”

Jan. 21, 2018
Reba Carruth (#2 of 3)
“The Spiritual Destiny of America”

Feb. 4, 2018
Reba Carruth (#3 of 3)
“The Spiritual Destiny of America”

Feb. 11, 2018
Robert Weinberg (TBA)
Robert Weinberg will speak on Mark Tobey (TBA)

SATURDAY Mar. 3, 2018 – 9:00 pm Eastern = SUNDAY Mar. 4, 2018 – 11:00 am Eastern Australia Time
Mariette Leong
“Mariette Leong, Recollections of her father, Hand of the Cause Collis Featherstone”

SATURDAY Mar. 10, 2018 – 9:00 pm Eastern = SUNDAY Mar. 11, 2018 – 11:00 am Eastern Australia Time
Mariette Leong
“Mariette Leong, Recollections of Hand of the Cause Clara Dunn”