Category: Learners

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 »

The Kitáb-i-Íqán: An Introduction (2019) Faculty: Christopher Buck Rick Schneider says he is exploring the Íqán with greater depth than ever before and sharing his learnings with others. I just discovered that I did not establish a learning plan/goals. Had …

Kitáb-i-Íqán Course Generates a Huge Course Project and Many Deepenings Read More »

The Life of the Báb (2019) Faculty: Peter Smith, Moojan Momen Dorinda Bogartus described the impact the course on The Life of the Báb had on her in these words: The class on the life of the Báb was so …

Life of the Bab course was a Lifeline for an Isolated Believer Read More »

Climate Change (2014) Christine Muller, Carole Flood, Karryn Olson-Ramanujan, Gary Colliver, Arthur Dahl AND Sustaining 11 Billion People: Challenges for an Ever-Advancing Civilization (2019) Paul Hanley, Neil Whatley, Gary Reusche Terry Edwards, originally from Miami, Florida, and now a resident …

Climate Change, Population Growth, and Spiritual Evolution—Striking a Balance Read More »

How to Organize and Maintain a Bahá’í Archives 2019 Faculty: Roger Dahl, Sue Rishworth, Lois Walker Joan King, recording secretary for the Tulsa, Oklahoma Local Spiritual Assembly, tells us how the Wilmette Institute’s 2019 course on Bahá’í Archives caused a …

Tulsa Community: Preserving Local History for Future Generations Read More »

Sanjida Cabot tells us about her experience in the course Introduction to the Qur’an and how it led to an invitation to participate in the Bahá’í wedding of two friends, who took the course with her. She adds “It was …

Introduction to the Qur’an Produced an Amazing Opportunity: Recitation of a Qur’an Verse at a Wedding Read More »

Jill Stepp Johnston describes the effect the course Shoghi Effendi: Life and Ministry had on her. I am increasingly astounded by what the Guardian accomplished in so short a time and the cleverness with which he did it all. Just …

The Amazing Impact of Studying the Guardian Read More »

by Betty J. Fisher and Carol Mansour The story of a video on racism with a Persian narration for Persian Bahá’ís with challenges with the English language began in early 2018 in the Williamson County, Tennessee, Cluster near Nashville and …

Persian Video on “Slavery to Mass Incarceration”: A Great Achievement Read More »

The Badí‘ (Bahá’í) Calendar: Reshaping Our Material, Social, and Spiritual Reality Faculty: William Collins, Nicola Daniels, Mark Lutness This is a story of patience, which, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá says, is an immutable spiritual truth. In 2015, Linda Gillette, a Bahá’í from Hendersonville, …

The Quilt, Patience, the Badí‘ (Bahá’í) Calendar, and an Honorable Mention Read More »