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 with Web Links

2015 Web Talks with Web Links

2017 Web Talks

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

February 12, 2017
Greg Dahl
“Globalization and Current Events – a Bahá’í Perspective”
Watch on YouTube: Web Talk | Post-Talk Q & A
View/Download PDF of Slide Show on Globalization & Current Events

March 12, 2017
Hooshmand Badee
“Is There a Baha’i Economic System?”
Watch on YouTube: Web Talk
View/Download PDF of Hooshmand Badee’s Answers from Q and A Session
View/Download PDF of Slide Show on Is There a Baha’i Economic System?

April 9, 2017
Todd Lawson
“The Qur’an, The First Book in Arabic”
(First in The Baha’i Faith and the Qur’an Series)

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)

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)

May 14, 2017
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 Baha’i-Inspired Perspective”

July 16, 2017
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 towards Reconciliation”

Oct. 15, 2017
John Hatcher
Topic to be announced (related to the bicentennial of Baha’u’llah’s birth)

Oct. 29, 2017
Paul Hanley

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