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Like this.

Julian with Dalila, around 2013

You can also add Call to Action buttons (more than one). See below. It doesn’t look like you can choose where to put them though, or change the color of the buttons. They appear at the bottom of whatever content is added. But I’ll consult with Sahab on that. You can also add faculty and/or contributors, just like a article or webinar page. Again, those appear at the bottom of the post.


Nicola Daniels

Nicola (Niki) Daniels is the Wilmette Institute's Registrar and Student Services Specialist. She previously served as a member of the Wilmette Institute Board, and as a faculty member of the Institute's course on Science and Religion, a role she misses dearly. Niki has been an instructor for the WI course on Anti-Black Racism since it started in 2018. She says "I get a thrill from using my creative and (mostly self-taught) computer skills to create instructional materials."


Robert Stockman, ThD

WI Dean, Bahá’í History, Texts and Tenets

I have had a passion for researching and teaching about the Bahá’í Faith for more than half of my life. My fascination with American Bahá’í history and with the first American Bahá’í, Thornton Chase, caused me, in 1980, to switch my academic field from planetary science to history of religion in the United States. As I was finishing my doctorate in that field at Harvard University in 1990, I drew up plans to create a Bahá’í Studies institute that would offer courses, encourage research, and publish. Instead, I was hired by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States to start a research office at our national Bahá’í headquarters in Wilmette, Illinois. Some of the responsibilities of the research office led to the creation of the Wilmette Institute, which ​focuses on most of the tasks of the institute I originally conceived. Meanwhile, I have also remained involved in academia, teaching religious studies part time at DePaul University in Chicago and currently at Indiana University South Bend, just a mile from home. I have also published four books on aspects of Bahá’í history (including a biography of Thornton Chase) and one introductory textbook on the Faith. Listen to Robert’s interview on ‘A Bahá’í Perspective’ podcastSee Faculty Bio