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October 2018

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Workshop and Luncheon

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Living Word Center, 800 N. Fernandez Ave. B
Arlington Heights, IL 60004 United States
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Please join the Sisters of the Living Word and Associates as we host Rev. Sara Wohlleb , the Program Director of the Unaccompanied Children’s Interfaith Ministry for the Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants in a presentation and Oktoberfest-themed luncheon as part of our Peace and Justice Series: Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Present Reality and Care. This is a free workshop and lunch, but please RSVP by October 12 at www.slw.org, email mmei@slw.org, or call 847-577-5972.

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Catholic Campaign for Human Development 2018 Community Celebration

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, 1500 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Honoring grantee organizations, volunteers, and Rev. Matthew S. O’Donnell, Pastor, Saint Columbanus Catholic Church and 2018 winner of the USCCB’s Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award. Host: Bishop Ronald A. Hicks, Archdiocese of Chicago Childcare available. Please RSVP by October 8, 2018 at: archchicago.org/CCHDcelebration  

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Brightness of Noon: The Intersect of Faith, Immigration, and Refugees”— Film Screening

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DePaul University Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL United States
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The first of a two-part documentary series that explores “the risks people of faith are will to take to protect the human rights of those fleeing violence, and the struggles and triumphs of undocumented immigrants and refugees as they resettle in the United States. Writer and producer Debra Gonsher Vinik, will attend, and a facilitated panel of DePaul faculty, staff, and students will discuss important aspects of, and questions raised, by the film, followed by open question and answer session…

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NETWORK’S Nuns on the Bus Visit & Rally

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Rep. Roskam’s Office, 2700 International Drive
West Chicago, IL 60185 United States
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Who we elect matters. NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus is on the road again— for the first time in two years — to hold members of Congress accountable for their votes on the 2017 Tax Law and the many attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Nuns on the Bus: the Tax Justice Truth Tour is traveling from California to Mar-a-Lago ahead of the 2018 midterms to focus on reasonable revenue for responsible programs. We know that our tax policy hurts…

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Pilgrimage Walk 2018, In Solidarity with Refugees

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Maryville Academy, 1150 N. River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016-1214 United States
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Everyone is on a journey, and no one journey is the same. However, we all share one thing: we are humans on this earth together. We can learn from each other by sharing our stories. Together we will walk in the shoes of our brothers and sisters fleeing violence and injustice worldwide, showing solidarity with those escaping impossible situations. Every step of the one mile you take will send a message that we stand with and support migrants and refugees. …

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Pax Christi Illinois Annual Gathering: Healing a Broken World, Allies in the Nonviolent Struggle for Justice

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Margaret Mary Parish – Naperville, 1450 Green Trails Dr.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
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How can we become allies of poor communities of color around the world in their nonviolent struggles for social justice and peace? Join us for our Pax Christi Illinois Annual Gathering. All are Welcome! PRESENTER: Marie Dennis is co-president of Pax Christi Interna- tional (the global Catholic peace movement). She will speak about the global nonviolent struggle for justice and the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative. From 1989-2012 Marie served as the director the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, She also served as chairperson…

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Catholic Relief Services “Be Unafraid” Photo Exhibit

October 21 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Free

The "Be Unafraid" traveling photo exhibit<https://www.sharejourney.org/real-refugee-stories/> lifts the curtain on fears shared by refugees and their American neighbors-and helps us all find common ground.  Jeremy Cowart's innovative photo project focuses on ten lives and ten different perspectives.  Join us to share fears and the journey to hope. Enjoy free coffee while you walk through a refugee camp via virtual reality. Enter to win a gift basket packed with Ethical Trade goodies. Pioneer Court  is the plaza between the Tribune Tower…

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Still Point Theater Collective 25th Anniversary Celebration

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ravenswood Presbyterian Church, 4300 N. Hermitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613 United States
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$25

Please join us in celebrating 25 years of incredible theater that uplifts, informs, inspires and affirms the beauty and resilience of the human spirit. Acclaimed international poet, theologian, writer and artist Edwina Gateley will deliver keynote speech. Cake, silent auction, performances and music to follow! Ample parking is available off the street and along the Metra train tracks on Ravenswood Ave.t

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Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence 34th Annual Lincoln Awards Luncheon

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
University Club, 76 East Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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$250

This year we will be honoring State Senator Don Harmon and State Representative Kathleen Willis with our Abraham Lincoln Award for their tireless commitment to gun violence prevention measures.  With their leadership we were able to see the Gun Dealer regulation legislation go to the Governors desk – not once – but TWICE! We will also be presenting our Community Empowerment Award to The BRAVE Youth Leaders of St. Sabina Violence Prevention Youth Council.  These young leaders have been talking the talk, and walking the walk on gun…

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Liturgy for the Church as a Field Hospital

October 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
DePaul University Richardson Library, 2350 N. Kenmore
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Free

*Limited seating for lunch presentation—RSVP required by October 22 to cwcit@depaul.edu Countless people worldwide live on the margins, wounded by socioeconomic and political situations. As CWCIT visiting scholar Fr. Patrick Chibuko explains, it is the “wounded healer” of the Church—and ultimately, Jesus Christ—who offers the wounded true reconciliation through the liturgy. Christ is both the liturgy and liturgist, the summit and source of all reconciliations, and just as in Chapter 5 of Mark's Gospel when the woman who was hemorrhaging was…

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Liturgy for the Church as a Field Hospital

October 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
DePaul University Richardson Library, 2350 N. Kenmore
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Free

Countless people worldwide live on the margins, wounded by socioeconomic and political situations. As CWCIT visiting scholar Fr. Patrick Chibuko explains, it is the “wounded healer” of the Church—and ultimately, Jesus Christ—who offers the wounded true reconciliation through the liturgy. Christ is both the liturgy and liturgist, the summit and source of all reconciliations, and just as in Chapter 5 of Mark's Gospel when the woman who was hemorrhaging was not healed until she touched Jesus’s cloak, our human efforts…

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Vision: Breakthrough Urban Ministries Annual Benefit

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hyatt Regency O’Hare, 9300 Bryn Mawr Ave
Rosemont, IL 60018 United States
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$50

Join us at our 2018 Annual Benefit and celebrate our work and impact on Chicago's west side. As we embark on our ambitious 5-year strategic plan, this benefit is more important than ever. Our theme of Vision will touch on powerful stories of transformation and explore our desire to see a safe, stable, engaged East Garfield Park. We have been bold in writing down and pursuing our vision alongside the residents of East Garfield Park and there is no better…

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Chicago Jews for Refugees Assembly

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613 United States
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Free

After eighteen months of attacks on the U.S. refugee and asylum program, the number of refugees entering the country has dramatically slowed and asylum seeking families have been torn apart at our southern border. At a time of unprecedented global need, the U.S. is failing to meet a basic obligation to victims of war, terror, torture, and persecution. In this period of crisis, it is essential for the Jewish community to demonstrate our support for the safety and dignity of…

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November 2018

Ignatian Spirituality Project’s Company of Grace Awards & Reception

November 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Loyola University Chicago, Damen Center Chicago, IL United States + Google Map
$75

Honoring Marge Nykaza, founder & Executive Director of Harmony, Hope & Healing & featuring Ron Rolheiser OMI, renowned spirituality writer and author of The Holy Longing.    

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Forgiving Offenses Willingly: On the Ground in East Africa: Creating Peace Amid Conflict & Religious Extremism

November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DePaul University Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL United States
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Fr. Patrick Devine, a missionary and social entrepreneur, gives this second talk in the Center for World Catholicism & Interculltural Theology's new Spiritual Works of Mercy Series on peace and reconciliation in Eastern Africa. This region of the world is increasingly plagued by religious ideological extremism, which generates a hostile cultural environment that suffocates tolerance, freedom, mercy, and reconciliation. To create and implement conflict management and peacemaking policies, it’s critical to have a comprehensive knowledge of the continuum of conflict/peace,…

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Forgiving Offenses Willingly—On the Ground in Eastern Africa: Creating Peace Amid Conflict & Religious Extremism

November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DePaul University Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL United States
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Free

Fr. Patrick Devine, a missionary and social entrepreneur, gives this second talk in CWCIT's new Spiritual Works of Mercy Series on peace and reconciliation in Eastern Africa. This region of the world is increasingly plagued by religious ideological extremism, which generates a hostile cultural environment that suffocates tolerance, freedom, mercy, and reconciliation. To create and implement conflict management and peacemaking policies, it’s critical to have a comprehensive knowledge of the continuum of conflict/peace, tolerance/intolerance, and more. Fr. Devine explores these…

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Investment for Good

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oak Park Library, 834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301 United States
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A panel discussion headed by Chicago Community Trust Kristin Vogen (former head of OP/RF Foundation) to talk about individual and institutional investment for impact Hosted by Interfaith Green Network, Seven Generations Ahead, and Green Community Connections. To register contact: Richard.Alton@gmail.com

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Think You’re Helpless Against Chicago’s Violence? Think Again.

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kenilworth Union Church, 211 Kenilworth Ave
Kenilworth, IL 60043 United States
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Join leaders in Chicago's anti-violence work and North Shore residents in challenging longheld beliefs and gain practical solutions. This event will feature Phil Andrew, Director of Violence Prevention for the Archdiocese of Chicago, and Father Dave Kelly, of Chicago's Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation, who will suggest ways to end Chicago's epidemic of violence and conflict is by going to underserved neighborhoods, combining efforts with already existing non-profits, and offering jobs and training opportunities. Phil Andrew, is a survivor of the…

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Arise Chicago Annual Breakfast

November 20 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
IUOE Local 399, 2260 S. Grove St.
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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March 2019

Catholic Social Tradition Conference University of Notre Dame

March 21, 2019 - March 23, 2019
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN 46556 United States + Google Map
$250

OPTION FOR THE POOR: Engaging the Social Tradition This biennial conference sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame will explore how Catholic social tradition can engage academics and practitioners in the challenges of the most marginalized and vulnerable people in societies today, as well as how the development and impact of the Latin American theological concept of Option for the Poor has been globally embraced to build a more just and humane world. If the moral test of…

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April 2019

Archdiocese of Milwaukee Human Concerns Summit

April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cousins Center, 3501 S. Lake Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912 United States
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A morning of prayer, formation, and networking to unite people in Catholic Social Teaching and its commitment to serve our neighbors, especially those living in need. Join Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki to learn how to live out the call to charity and social justice – as individual believers and as members of larger communities. Who should attend?  Commission/Committee leaders  and volunteers of: •  Human Concerns •  Respect Life •  Social Justice •  St. Vincent de Paul Conference •  Others interested…

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