Planning Ahead for Wilmette Institute 2016–17 Web Talks

The Wilmette Institute’s Web Talks may be taking a summer break. But it is already adding talks for 2017. Here is a list of the next six Web Talks:

  • August 28, 2016: Julio Savi—“The Dawning of the Baha’i Faith on the European Continent”
  • September 25, 2016: B. Todd Lawson—“The Story of Joseph”
  • October 16, 2016: Roshan Danesh—“Imagining Baha’i Law.”
  • November 6, 2016: Jena Khodadad—“The Hand of the Cause of God Zikrullah Khadem and the Ministry of the Custodians.”
  • December 4, 2016: Louis Venters—“No Jim Crow Church: The History of the Bahá’í Faith in South Carolina”
  • January 22, 2017 (updated): Annette Reynolds—“Trudy [White] and Bahá’ís’ Spiritual Path in South Carolina”

The 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 and then clicking on “Web Talks.”

The Web Talks use a system that transmits audio and video of musical devotionals that precede the talks, the speakers, and the PowerPoint slides that speakers use. Audience members can comment on the talks and ask questions by typing them into a “chat” box.

Most of the talks will be held on a Sunday 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 2016.

WebTalks for 2016—January (Bahá’u’lláh’s first revelation in the Síyáh-Chál), February (consultation and governance), March (gender equality), May (the nature of the Manifestation), and June (creative consultation)—are now on the Wilmette Institute’s YouTube channel where you, your friends, and your community of interest can enjoy them at any time. Talks for most of the talks in 2015 are also available on the same YouTube Channel.

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