A Diversity of Web Talks Scheduled for 2017

The diversity of topics and speakers and the quality of the Wilmette Institute’s Web Talks continue to draw large numbers signing up for the live talks and many more to watch after the talks are posted on the Institute’s YouTube site. Web Talks already scheduled for 2017 include the following:

  • January 22, 2017 (updated): Annette Reynolds—“Trudy [White] and Bahá’ís’ Spiritual Path in South Carolina”
  • February 12, 2017: Greg Dahl—“Globalization and Current Events—A Bahá’í Perspective”
  • March 12, 2017: Houshmand Badee—“Is There a Bahá’í Economic System?”
  • April 2, 2017: Todd Lawson—“The Bahá’í Faith and the Qur’an”
  • May 14, 201: Jena Khodadad—“The Hand of the Cause of God Zikrullah Khadem and the Ministry of the Custodians”
  • June 11, 2017: Michael Penn—“A Philosophy of Mind Grounded in Relationships: A Bahá’í-Inspired Perspective”
  • October 22, 2017: Paul Hanley—“Eleven.”

All Wilmette Institute’s Web Talks are free and open to the public, but they require you to sign up in advance. Check “Web Talks/Webinars” in this issue; or watch for flyers and announcements; or keep checking http://wilmetteinstitute.org and then clicking on “Web Talks.”

The Web Talks use a system that transmits audio and video of the speakers and the PowerPoint slides that speakers generally use. Audience members listening to the live broadcast can comment on the talks and ask questions by typing them into a “chat” box. Anyone viewing the talk at a later date will hear the questions and the answers from the live broadcast.

The talks are held on Sundays at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. CT; 12 noon MT; 11 a.m. PT; 7 p.m. in the UK.; 8 p.m. in Western Europe).

After a live Web Talk is given, it is generally posted on the Wilmette Institute’s YouTube channel, usually within 24 hours, where you can access most of the talks from 2015 and all of the 2016 Web Talks that have already been given.

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