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of the Bahá’í Faith

Since 1995, The Wilmette Institute provides
basic and advanced courses on the Bahá’í Faith.

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Help for Busy Learners, and New First-Timer Discount
The Registrar's office will once again be sending reminders so that you won't miss the early registration deadline for the[...]
Avoid Excessive Packaging: Tip for Sustainable Living
Therefore strive that your actions day by day may be beautiful prayers. ..........................................—‘Abdu'l-Bahá Monthly tips about sustainable living are designed[...]
Learner Reflects Deeply on the Tablet of Ahmad
Writing About the Writings: The Art and Craft of the Personal Reflection Piece 2019 Faculty: Sandra Hutchison Ruby Edgar's second[...]
New Solution-Based Courses for 2020
The Wilmette Institute is pleased to announce its 2020 Course Schedule. You can view the entire list of 59 unique[...]
“Mírzá Mihdí: The Purest Branch”
Sunday, May 3, 2020, 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Western European time) Register for the Web Talk[...]
Two Courses Stimulate Local Study of Sustainability
Sustaining Eleven Billion People: Challenges for an Ever-Advancing Civilization (2019) Faculty: Paul Hanley Sustainable Development and the Prosperity of Humankind[...]

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