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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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Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century
Sunday, April 12, 2020, 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Western European time) Register for the Web Talk[...]
John David Bosch: In the Vanguard of Heroes, Martyrs, and Saints
Sunday, April 5, 2020, 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Western European time) Register for the Web Talk[...]
“We, the World’s” Climate Collaboratory and Wilmette Institute
by Sue Blythe On the February 18 "Welcome to WE!" Show, Chitra Golestani, Wilmette Institute's Associate Director, shared her perspective[...]
Update: WI Collaboration with United Theological Seminary
On Wednesday, February 19, Robert Stockman and Chitra Golestani, the Director and Associate Director of the Wilmette Institute, made a[...]
A Video Feast for the Fast
In order to provide a new source of spiritual and intellectual sustenance during the Fast, the Wilmette Institute is pleased[...]
Baha’i Education Course Inspires Community Service in Oak Park
Developing the “Gems of Inestimable Value”: Educating Through the Bahá’í Revelation (2019) Faculty: Jean Parker, Stephen Powers In July 2019,[...]

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

​​We believe it’s time for humanity to come together as one family, to create a world where everyone can thrive.
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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