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).

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
Houshmand Badee
“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
Topic to be announced

Oct. 29, 2017
Paul Hanley
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