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”
Watch on YouTube: Web Talk

July 23, 2017 (note 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
“Seven Caribou Spirit Bowls: Seven Valleys Toward Reconciliation”

Oct. 15, 2017
John Hatcher
In the Beginning was the Word: How Language Knits Reality Together

Oct. 29, 2017
Paul Hanley
Eleven

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

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