Author: Cathy Higgins

Deepening Love and Appreciation of Shoghi Effendi

Rezvan Ahmadiyyih of Skokie, Illinois, gained a new appreciation of Shoghi Effendi’s foresight and tirelessness and a new confidence in the future through The Ministry of Shoghi Effendi. Through the study of the materials in this course, I have learned so

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Student Comments on “Bahá’u’lláh’s Early Mystic Writings”

Judy Hardacre an American pioneer in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, offered the following about Bahá’u’lláh’s Early Mystic Writings: “I must admit I have been totally daunted by the pounding (in my head) question: What have I learned? So much and so

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Gardener Connects Sustainable Development to the Core Activities

Michael Mastry, a gardener in Haifa, Israel, discovered the coherence between the core activities and sustainable development by taking Sustainable Development and the Prosperity of Humankind. By the taking this course my consciousness of the problems facing us has expanded. Yet,

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‘Abdu’l-Baha Still Inspires Contributions to New York’s Bowery Mission

‘Abdu’l-Baha’s visit to the Bowery Mission on April 19, 1912, and His distribution of silver quarters to some 400 to 500 men inspired students in the Wilmette Institute’s course on ‘Abdu’l-Baha in America in a special way. Several pledged to

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Wikipedia and Others Write about BIHE and Education Under Fire

Two recent links about the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE) and Education Under Fire show how far the campaign to support students in Iran who are being deprived of higher education has come in one year. The first link

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Thanks to a Volunteer Nature Photographer

The Wilmette Institute thanks Glenn Franco Simmons, a photographer who specializes in shots of flowers and nature scenes, for allowing it to use his photographs in advertising some of its courses. For the course on Tablets of Baha’u’llah Revealed after the

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Education Under Fire—Two New Videos, One by Rainn Wilson

Two new videos released on May 22 mark the one-year anniversary of the raids on the homes of thirty-nine educators, administrators, and staff of the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE). Both are designed to help us keep alive the

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Astronomy Professor Learns More about How to Study the Baha’i Writings

Eric Bell, an astronomy professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, decided to take How to Study the Baha’i Writings as his first online course from the Wilmette Institute. I am more excited about study of Baha’i writings, more confident

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An Irish Baha’i Discovers a New Approach to Laws in the Kitab-i-Aqdas

Eithne Maunder, from Monkstown, County Cork, Ireland, considered herself “naïve” when it came to studying the Baha’i book of laws for the first time. She was surprised to learn that the Kitab-i-Aqdas was written not just as guidance for national and

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Grave Matters: Photos and Listings of Millions of Graves around the World

http://www.findagrave.com is one of those addictive websites that will have you visiting the graves of the rich and famous worldwide. For example, you could start with these kings and rulers, all of whom received letters from Baha’u’llah: Queen Victoria Alexander II

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