A Three-Part Series on “The Baha’i Faith and the Qur’an” Expands 2017 Web Talks to Twelve

The Wilmette Institute is pleased to announce a series of three Web Talks in April by Dr. Todd Lawson on “The Bahá’í Faith and the Qur’an.” Each talk will focus on a different aspect of the Qur’an: (1) April 9: “The Qur’an, The First Book in Arabic; (2) April 16: The Qur’an in the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh and the Báb; and (3) April 23: The Qur’anic Epic and the Creation of Humanity.” The new talks are called out in bold in the list below so that you can put them on your calendar and perhaps round up a group of people to listen to the talks with you. Next month we will have more information about each of the three talks.

    • January 22, 2017: Annette Reynolds—“Trudy and Bahá’ís’ Spiritual Path in South Carolina” (now available on YouTube).
    • 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 9, 2017: Todd Lawson—“The Bahá’í Faith and the Qur’an Series: The Qur’an, The First Book in Arabic”
    • April 16, 2017: Todd Lawson—“The Bahá’í Faith and the Qur’an Series: The Qur’an in the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh and the Báb”
    • April 23, 2017: Todd Lawson—“The Bahá’í Faith and the Qur’an Series: The Qur’anic Epic and the Creation of Humanity”
    • May 14, 201: Jena Khodadad—“Zikrullah Khadem: The Itinerant Hand of the Cause of God”
    • June 11, 2017: Michael Penn—“A Philosophy of Mind Grounded in Relationships: A Bahá’í-Inspired Perspective”
    • July 16, 2017: Augusto Lopez-Claros—“The Emergence of Global Institutions?
    • August 20, 2017: Susan Maneck—“Time and the Containment of Evil: The Zoroastrian Cosmology”
    • September 17, 2017: Louise Profeit-LeBlanc—Topic to be announced
    • October 15, 2017: John S. Hatcher—A Presentation related to the Twin Birthdays and the Bicentennial of Bahá’u’lláh’s Birth
    • October 29, 2017: Paul Hanley—“Eleven.”

The Wilmette Institute is continuing to plan Web Talks for November and December.

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 they 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 answers from the live broadcast.

The talks are held on Sundays at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (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 within 24 hours, where you can access the Web Talks from 2015 and 2016. The Institute will upload 2017 Web Talks as they are given.

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