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Since 1995, The Wilmette Institute provides
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Tip for Sustainable Living: Do Not Kill—Avoid Toxic Chemicals in Your Garden and Yard
“Therefore strive that your actions day by day may be beautiful prayers.” —‘Abdu'l-Bahá Monthly tips about sustainable living are designed[...]
New 24/7/365 Anytime Courses Available Now and More in June, July
Three new Anytime Courses are being added to the roster of courses already available 24/7/365. The first such course—Making Time[...]
Two Books Published with Help from Writing Biographies and Histories Course
Writing Biographies and Histories: Recording Stories of People and Places 2015 Faculty: Thelma Batchelor, Roger Dahl, Richard Hollinger, Robert Stockman,[...]
“Telling Another Soul of the Dawning of the Day of God”: A Closer Look at Storytelling Course Improves Skills
A Closer Look at Storytelling, an anytime 24/7/365 course Druzelle Cederquist In its Ridván 2017 letter, the Universal House of[...]
Fire, Smoke, and Climate Refugees: Sustainable Development and Climate Change Made Real
Sustainable Development and the Prosperity of Humankind 2018 Faculty: Arthur Lyon Dahl, Christine Muller, Laurent Mesbah The backdrop or, depending[...]
Bahá’u’lláh’s Early Mystic Writings, the Seven and Four Valleys, and Outreach to Bahá’ís and Muslims
Bahá’u’lláh’s Early Mystic Writings 2019 Faculty: Christopher Buck John Cotton, a Bahá’í from Russellville, Arkansas, has been reading Bahá’u’lláh’s Seven[...]

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About ​The Wilmette Institute

​The Wilmette Institute ​focuses largely on an online study approach in order to provide educational classes to a broader student body. It now offers more than 50 unique online courses to an average of 30 students per course. Discover ​more about our history, mission  and values.

​More About the Bahá’í Faith

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Learner Feedback

“​The later units of the course (Mitigating Climate Change, Discourse about Climate Change, and Service and Social Action) have begun to reshape my thinking about what I can do as an individual, as a member of a community of faith, and as a member of the greater society to work to address the climate crisis.”

Brad James

“​​Why I Took the Course on Racism. I am working on putting together a “musical fireside” about race, and I took this course Racism in America: The Most Challenging Issue in an effort to see what other Bahá’ís were doing to educate members of our own communities. I believe that we need to strengthen understanding and application of racial justice within the Bahá’í community”

​​​​​Katharine Key