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

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Course on Racism Helps Learner Address “Unconscious Biases”
Racism in America: The Most Vital and Challenging Issue (March, 2019) Faculty: Guy Emerson Mount, Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis, Niki Daniels Terry[...]
What is clean? How often should I wash my clothes? 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[...]
Course on Indigenous Perspectives on the Sacred Generates Evening of Music and Storytelling
As a result of taking the Wilmette Institute course Indigenous Perspectives on the Sacred, three Indianapolis Bahá'ís—Victor Chaney, Stephanie Charvin,[...]
How Are We Doing? Update on Student Satisfaction
Update published September 30, 2019 In September the Institute launched a new Student Satisfaction survey. It also changed the way[...]
2020 Courses Featured in New Online Catalog
The Wilmette institute has published its 2020 Course List in a slightly new format. The list is still tentative, but[...]
Save and Reuse your Produce Bags: 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[...]

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