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

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Eat Food that is in Season: 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[...]
Climate Change, Population Growth, and Spiritual Evolution—Striking a Balance
Climate Change (2014) Christine Muller, Carole Flood, Karryn Olson-Ramanujan, Gary Colliver, Arthur Dahl AND Sustaining 11 Billion People: Challenges for[...]
University Initiative—Feedback from Bahá’í Theology Course
Bahá’í Theology Faculty: Mikhail Sergeev, Ian Kluge Karen Webb, from Centerville, Utah, is taking Bahá’í Theology for credit. We asked[...]
Tulsa Community: Preserving Local History for Future Generations
How to Organize and Maintain a Bahá’í Archives 2019 Faculty: Roger Dahl, Sue Rishworth, Lois Walker Joan King, recording secretary[...]
Jean Parker Publishes “Emergency Preparedness through Community Cohesion: An Integral Approach to Resilience”
Dr. Jean Parker, Wilmette Institute faculty in education, business, and economics courses, has just published her doctoral dissertation as a[...]
Introduction to the Qur’an Produced an Amazing Opportunity: Recitation of a Qur’an Verse at a Wedding
Sanjida Cabot tells us about her experience in the course Introduction to the Qur’an and how it led to an[...]

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