Three Web Talks Complete the 2016 Series—With One Change and One Addition
October, November, and December offer tantalizing topics that will bring to a close the Wilmette Institute’s 2016 Web Talks series. The three Web talks are as follows:
- October 16, 2016: Roshan Danesh—“Imagining Baha’i Law.”
- November 27, 2016: Shahrokh Monjazeb—“A Divine Proclamation Like No Other! Bahá’u’lláh’s Súratu’l-Mulúk (The Epistle of the Kings)—Part 1: Historical Contextualization & Essential Features of the Tablet”
- December 4, 2016: Louis Venters—“No Jim Crow Church: The History of the Bahá’í Faith in South Carolina”
The addition is a second Web Talk by Shahrokh Monjazeb. On January 17, 2016, he gave a talk entitled “Veiled and Concealed in the Hidden Habitation of His Inner Being: Revelation in the Siyah Chal,” the first of six webinars for a course on the three stages of Bahá’u’lláh’s declaration. His November 27 Web Talk will focus on Bahá’u’lláh’s first letter to the Kings. The webinar is also the first in his course The Epistle of Kings: A Comprehensive Study of Súriy-i-Mulúk, Baha’u’llah’s First Proclamatory Tablet to the Kings of the Nineteenth Century, which begins on the same day, November 27. (Enrollments are still being accepted).
The change in the Fall line-up is Dr. Jena Khodadad’s Web Talk on the Hand of the Cause of God Zikrullah Khadem, which has been moved to May 2017.
Remaining the same are Roshan Danesh’s talk on “Imagining Bahá’í Law” on October 16 and Lois Venter’s December 4 talk on “The History of the Bahá’í Faith in South Carolina.”
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 musical devotionals that at times precede the talks, then the speakers and the PowerPoint slides that speakers use. Audience members listening to the live broadcast can comment on the talks and ask questions by typing them into a “chat” box.
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 talks already given.