Category: Learners

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

title page of Terry's slide show

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

Tulsa Community: Preserving Local History for Future Generations

Joan King

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

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

Sanjida Cabot

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

The Amazing Impact of Studying the Guardian

Jill Stepp Johnston

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

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

From Slavery to Mass Incarceration video - opening slide image

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

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

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,

An Australian Bahá’í’s Journey in Interfaith Dialogue, Part 2: From Learning to Action in and outside Ruhi Classes

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Preparing for Interfaith Dialogue 2019 Faculty: Ted Brownstein, JoAnn Borovicka, Anne Pearson In April, the editors shared what Australian Bahá’í Colin Dibdin had learned from the Wilmette Institute course Preparing for Interfaith Dialogue, much of which centered around the skill

Two Books Published with Help from Writing Biographies and Histories Course

A Seed in Your Heart bool cover

Writing Biographies and Histories: Recording Stories of People and Places 2015 Faculty: Thelma Batchelor, Roger Dahl, Richard Hollinger, Robert Stockman, Adam Thorne The authors of two recent books acknowledge the help and encouragement they received in the Wilmette Institute’s course

“Telling Another Soul of the Dawning of the Day of God”: A Closer Look at Storytelling Course Improves Skills

Patricia Verge

A Closer Look at Storytelling, an anytime 24/7/365 course Druzelle Cederquist In its Ridván 2017 letter, the Universal House of Justice wrote that it was entreating “the one Beloved that the whole of this bicentennial year [marking the two hundredth

Fire, Smoke, and Climate Refugees: Sustainable Development and Climate Change Made Real

Montecito Tea Fire (2008)

Sustainable Development and the Prosperity of Humankind 2018 Faculty: Arthur Lyon Dahl, Christine Muller, Laurent Mesbah The backdrop or, depending how you look at it, center stage for learner Leslie Gottert’s story is the Camp Fire in Northern California, which