Category: Learners

Writing About the Writings: The Art and Craft of the Personal Reflection Piece 2019 Faculty: Sandra Hutchison Ruby Edgar’s second course with the Wilmette Institute was Writing about the Writings: The Art and Craft of the Personal Reflection Piece. Ruby …

Learner Reflects Deeply on the Tablet of Ahmad Read More »

Sustaining Eleven Billion People: Challenges for an Ever-Advancing Civilization (2019) Faculty: Paul Hanley Sustainable Development and the Prosperity of Humankind (2011) Faculty: Arthur Lyon Dahl, Christine Muller, Laurent Mesbah Sylvia Aston of Auckland, New Zealand, took the Wilmette Institute’s courses …

Two Courses Stimulate Local Study of Sustainability Read More »

The Writings of the Báb (2019) Faculty: Moojan Momen, Armin Eschraghi Virginia Hoefler of Spokane, Washington, discusses ways to present writings of the Báb to the “Women’s Tea” she attends, and the artistic inspiration the writings have given her. “I …

Meaningful Conversations about the Concept of Perfection and the Nature of Art Read More »

Climate Change (2019) Faculty: Christine Muller, Arthur Lyon Dahl, Laurent Mesbah Miriam Dunnan describes how the Littleton, Colorado, Bahá’í community created a public event to publicize the dangers of climate change, and the many benefits that resulted. “Our conference on climate …

Climate Change Course Produces Very Successful Public Panel Discussion Read More »

The Writings of the Báb (2019) Faculty: Moojan Momen, Armin Eschraghi Nick Carter has developed new skills and confidence as a result of taking the course The Writings of the Báb. Here, in his own words, are his post-course reflections. …

Sharing the Báb and His Writings with Others Read More »

Science, Religion, and the Bahá’í Faith (2019) Faculty: Stephen Friberg, Robert Sarracino, Roger Neyman, Nicola Daniels Andres Elvira of Pasadena, California, shared with us a number of things he learned from the course Science, Religion, and the Bahá’í Faith.  “I have …

Many Takeaways About Science and Religion Read More »

Science, Religion, and the Bahá’í Faith (2019) Faculty: Stephen Friberg, Robert Sarracino, Roger Neyman, Nicola Daniels On completion of this year’s course on Science, Religion, and the Bahá’í Faith, Charlotte Wenninger shared a Slide Show composed of 17 beautifully illuminated …

“The Object of Man’s Creation”—Student Shares on Canadian Interfaith Panel Read More »

Science, Religion, and the Bahá’í Faith (2019) Faculty: Stephen Friberg, Robert Sarracino, Roger Neyman, Nicola Daniels On completion of this year’s course on Science, Religion, and the Bahá’í Faith, Donald (Pete) Jordan submitted a poem titled “Harmonic Matrix.” He had …

“Harmonic Matrix”—Poem Explores Man’s Purpose on Earth Read More »

Racism in America: The Most Vital and Challenging Issue (March, 2019) Faculty: Guy Emerson Mount, Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis, Niki Daniels Terry McVay, a learner from the March 2019 course on Racism in America had this to say about the impact of …

Course on Racism Helps Learner Address “Unconscious Biases” Read More »

As a result of taking the Wilmette Institute course Indigenous Perspectives on the Sacred, three Indianapolis Bahá’ís—Victor Chaney, Stephanie Charvin, and Debbie Wittman—organized an evening of storytelling and music on August 30 with some of the Native Americans in their …

Course on Indigenous Perspectives on the Sacred Generates Evening of Music and Storytelling Read More »