Wilmette Institute (WI)

The Wilmette Institute is a higher educational institution offering courses in Bahá’í history, texts, and the Bahá’í approach to social transformation. We are committed to a diverse academic community in our student body and faculty. Our courses facilitate consultation, action, and reflection leading to personal and collective transformation for the common good. We seek to provide innovative and transformative learning experiences for college students and others who want to make the world more compassionate, just and inclusive.


Introduction to Bahá'í Theology (Summer 2023)

Approaches to Non-Violent Social Change (Fall 2023)

Introduction to Bahá'í Scripture (Fall 2023)

Introduction to the Bahá'í Faith (Spring 2024)

Reconstructing Blackness: Anti-Racism and Unity in the U.S. (Spring 2024)

Bahá'í History (Fall 2024)

Selected Webinars

Wilmette Institute staff, The Bahá'í Faith and an Evolving Framework for Action, April 14, 2023, 4 p.m. Pacific

Arthur Dahl, In Pursuit of Hope in a Time of Crisis, April 25, 2022

Michael Karlberg, Responding to Injustice with Constructive Agency, Mar. 16, 2022

Derik Smith, Centering the Pupil of the Eye, June 7, 2020