2019 Courses

This schedule is subject to change. Courses may shift in dates, some titles will change, new courses will appear, and some courses may be repeated. Registration will open at least 3 months in advance of a course. If you are new to the Wilmette Institute, please read this guidance on how to sign up for a course.

24/7/365 Courses (Register anytime)

WINTER TERM (January to March 2019)
January 2019

Preparing for Interfaith Dialogue 
01/05/19 to 02/22/19

Discovering the Báb’s Persian Bayán
01/15/19 to 03/15/19

Finding the Hidden Gift: Approaches to Studying the Bahá’í Writings
01/18/19 to 03/07/19

Bahá’í Perspectives on Agriculture and Food 
01/20/19 to 03/09/19

Bahá’u’lláh’s Early Mystic Writings 
01/25/19 to 03/14/19

Enhancing Love, Friendship and Service in Your Marriage (for engaged and married couples) 
01/25/19 to 02/21/19

February 2019

The Promise of World Peace
02/01/19 to 03/14/19

Life and Works of the Báb 
02/05/19 to 03/25/19

The Promised Day Is Come 
02/10/19 to 03/23/19

Exploring the Qur’an
02/15/19 to 04/18/19

Embracing a Spiritual Identity of Motherhood
02/20/19 to 03/19/19

Mashriqu’l-Adhkar [The House of Worship: The Dawning Place of the Mention of God]
02/25/19 to 04/14/19

March 2019

Economics and Community Building
03/01/19 to 04/25/19

Racism in America: The Most Vital and Challenging Issue 
03/05/19 to 05/06/19

Indigenous Perspectives on the Sacred
03/10/19 to 05/04/19

The Bahá’í Faith and the Arts 
03/15/19 to 04/25/19

How to Organize and Maintain a Bahá’í Archives 
03/25/19 to 06/24/19

SPRING TERM (April to June 2019)
April 2019

Climate Change
04/01/19 to 05/26/19

Bahá’í Administration, the Community, and the Individual
04/05/19 to 05/23/19

Sustaining Eleven Billion People
04/15/19

Gems of Divine Mysteries
04/18/19 to 06/05/19

The Báb and the Bábí Faith, 1844-1863: Rediscovering the Dawnbreakers 
04/25/19 to 06/12/19

May 2019

Bahá’í Principles of Business Ethics
05/01/19

Gifts of the Spirit: The Spiritual Practice of Creative Writing
05/05/19

Conscious Parenting of Young Children
05/10/19

The Ministry of Shoghi Effendi
05/15/19 to 07/02/19

Youth: Learning about Bahá’í-Based Relationships
05/20/19

Exploring the New Testament
05/25/19

June 2019

Introduction to Islam
06/01/19

Bahá’í Theology
06/05/19

Building a World Federation: The Key to Resolving Our Global Crises
06/10/19

Introduction to the Kitáb-i-Iqán
06/15/19

Bahá’í Spirituality
06/20/19

Helping Children Navigate Media and Screen Time
06/25/19

SUMMER TERM (July – August 2019)
July 2019

Course on Education (TBD)
07/01/19

What Is Bahá’í Courtship and Marriage?
07/12/19

The Qayyumu’l-Asma
07/15/19

The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh
07/20/19

Exploring the Book of Revelation
07/25/19

August 2019

Hinduism for Deepening and Dialogue
08/01/19

Science, Religion, and the Bahá’í Faith
08/05/19

The Writings of the Báb
08/25/19 

FALL TERM (September – December 2019)
September 2019

Sustainable Development and the Prosperity of Humankind
09/05/19

The Bahá’í Faith: A Comprehensive Introduction
09/15/19

Sharing the Births of Bahá’u’lláh and the Báb with Children
09/18/19

Writing about the Writings: The Art and Craft of the Personal Reflection Piece
09/20/19

The Covenants of the Bahá’í Faith
09/25/19 to 11/19/19

October 2019

Economic Justice and the Bahá’í World Order
10/05/19

Fostering a Bahá’í Identity in Children
10/10/19

November 2019

The Equality of  Women and Men
11/10/19

Writing Histories and Biographies
11/12/19

The Seven Valleys and the Arts of Transformation
11/15/19

The Summons of the Lord of Hosts
11/20/19

December 2019

Communications Skills for Spiritually Minded Parents
12/05/19

Zoroastrianism for Deepening and Dialogue
12/09/19

The Advent of Divine Justice
12/12/19

Christianity for Deepening and Dialogue
12/15/19


2020 Courses 

Buddhism for Deepening and Dialogue
01/10/20

The Secret of Divine Civilization
01/25/2020

Introduction to Shaykism
01/2020