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We are an educational institution that draws upon the principles of the Bahá’í Faith to inspire sustained social change for the common good. Our courses are designed to explore individual and collective transformation by empowering students to advance a more just and peaceful society.
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WHY WILMETTE INSTITUTE?
Experienced Faculty

Our renowned instructors are specialists in their fields and engaged in both teaching and practice.

Supportive Community

Become a part of a dynamic learning community that nurtures, challenges, and inspires.

Balance Science & Spirituality

Explore the intricate connections between spiritual and material solutions to social issues that matter to you.

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Integrate theory and praxis with our tailor-made approach combining study, research, consultation, reflection, and action.

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The format of this course was really nicely laid out. Zoom calls to share art and thoughts (which was more intimate) and the online forums which was more classroom like. Without either component of the course, there would have been something lacking.

Anonymous First-Timer
Anonymous comment from Student Satisfaction Survey, Jan. 2021

Excellent content and interaction with faculty! I was also pleasantly surprised by level of sharing within the forums. This was a very engaged and engaging student body. Thanks!

Anonymous First-Timer
Anonymous comment from Student Satisfaction Survey, Feb. 2021

This course was excellent. The readings and references were exemplary. Not officially being a Bahá’í, I was duly impressed by the presentation of Christian materials and the affirming support Bahá’ís give to the concepts of Christianity.

Douglas Ladore
California, Christianity for Deepening and Dialogue, 2021
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Bahá’ís worldwide are acting on their belief in the oneness of humanity as the foundation for social transformation.

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