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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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“Overview of the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh”
Sunday, February 9, 2020, 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Western European time) Register for the Web Talk[...]
Transformative Leadership: Panel Discussion
Sunday, February 2, 2020, 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Western European time) Register for the Panel Discussion[...]
Changing Attitudes and Understanding as a Result of Sustainable Development and the Prosperity of Humankind
Sustainable Development and the Prosperity of Humankind Faculty: Arthur Lyon Dahl, Christine Muller, Laurent Mesbah Mark Johnson of Overland Park,[...]
Renewed Partnership with United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
On December 17, the Wilmette Institute renewed its partnership with the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. First signed[...]
Tuition Fees, Tuition Support and the First-Timer Discount
Nicola Daniels, Registrar The Bahá’í month of Sharaf (Honor)—December 31, 2019 to January 18, 2020—seems a good time to reflect[...]
“Centering the Pupil of the Eye”
Sunday, June 7, 2020, 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Western European time) Register for the Web Talk[...]

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.

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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