The mission of Wilmette Institute is to offer a quality academic non-degree certificate program and courses through online education in a Baháʼí approach to Social Transformation. Wilmette Institute offers distinctive learning experiences characterized by action and reflection that aim to raise capacity in learners from diverse populations. We seek to understand how a Baháʼí perspective, applied to prevalent discourses, helps build a more compassionate, just, and inclusive society.
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95% of survey takers said they'd recommend our courses to a friend.
Come join our supportive learning community. We celebrate diversity.
Through our courses you will discover new perspectives and create strategies for real and lasting change in your life, your community, your world.
Our courses explore topics for a changing world such as climate change, racial justice, sustainable development, the arts, family life, and Bahá’í history and texts.
Coming soon: Certificate in Social Transformation. We’re always open to new partnership opportunities.
We serve learners of diverse backgrounds and ages, and facilitate consultation, action, and reflection for personal and collective transformation toward the common good.
The Wilmette Institute has more than 75 faculty members with current academic and field experience across the globe. We seek to bring greater diversity and attract world-embracing thinkers to our faculty, further enriching our learning environment.
“Let your vision be world embracing”
Our academic advisory board of distinguished scholars and instructors helps us achieve our educational vision.
We are dependent on tuition payments, generous donations from the Bahá'í community, and volunteer assistance from our many contributors, students, and friends.