Web Talks for 2017 Are Falling in Place
Almost two-thirds of the Web Talks for 2017 have now been scheduled. Among them you will find seven new topics and five new speakers:
- 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.”
The year 2017 may seem to be a long way off, but it isn’t. Now is the time to start marking your daytimer so that you don’t miss any of the Web Talks.
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 occasionally 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 Web Talks that have already been given.