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November 2017

To the Ends of the Earth

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1401 West Devon Ave., 1401 West Devon Ave.
Chicago, IL United States
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A documentary screening of the film To the Ends of the Earth in support of an anti-fracking campaign.

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December 2017

Peacebuilding at a Time of Political Polarization

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Chicago Theological Union, 5416 South Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615 United States
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Free

A conversation with Dr. Robert J. Schreiter, CPPS Professor of Systematic Theology and Vatican Council II Chair of Theology The political polarization in our country is now the widespread subject of conversation and of debate. There is probably something inherently polarizing in political action in a democracy, as political parties and figures vie for that allegiance of voters. It is for that reason undeniably competitive. Yet many feel that this necessary competition has been taking on more shrill and destructive…

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Faith Alive Day of Reflection

December 2
St. Francis Xavier Parish, Xavier Room, 524 9th St.
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States
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Fr. Tony Gittins

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Chicago Community Climate Forum

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Free

On December 4-5, 2017, the City of Chicago will host the first North American Climate Summit, organized by the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. The aim is to articulate municipal commitments to the Paris Agreement, and to celebrate innovative and effective city climate efforts. In this spirit of engagement, The Field Museum and its partners are convening a Chicago Community Climate Forum on the eve of the Mayors’ Summit. Focusing on strengthening communities, finding the intersections between…

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Remembering Our Past to Protect Our Future

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Muslim Education Center, 8601 Menard Ave.
Morton Grove, IL 60053 United States
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To RSVP or for questions, contact: mcinterfaithteam@gmail.com

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The World Will Be Saved By Beauty: Reflections from Dorothy Day’s Granddaughter

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dominican University Priory Auditorium, 7200 West Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305 United States
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$10

Drawing from memories, diaries, and family letters, Kate Hennessy will give a presentation on her grandmother, Dorothy Day, and her mother, Tamar Hennessy as she explores the themes of love, suffering, voluntary poverty, pacifism, and what it means to perform the works of mercy.

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Speak Truth to Power Exhibit

December 10, 2017 - June 24, 2018
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Dr.
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
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Highlights the experiences of fifty courageous Upstanders from around the world to educate students and others about human rights, and urge them to take action. The exhibition is based on the book of the same name by Kerry Kennedy, President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and Pulitzer prize winning photojournalist Eddie Adams.

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Community Unity Walk

December 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Naperville Riverwalk Naperville, IL United States + Google Map

Starting from Fredenhagen Fountain the walk will follow the Riverwalk to Naperville Central High School for a community-building program. Mayor Chirico just proclaimed Naperville as a Community of Unity and Acceptance. We're tired of others trying to divide us. We will not be divided!

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On the Peripheries with Migrants and Refugees: How to Effectively Minister Despite Political Challenges.

December 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rescheduled date from October. C. Mario Russell, Director of Catholic Charities New York's Immigration and Refugee Services Division and adjunct professor at St. John's University School of Law, will present the final part of the fall webinar series.

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12th Annual Posada: Seeking Immigration Reform

December 15 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
101 West Congress Chicago, IL United States + Google Map

Join us to walk and pray in solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers who—as the Holy Family sought a place to stay—are seeking legislative shelter, “Posada.” Let us show support for DACA families! Route: From Correctional Center (71 West Van Buren), DePaul (1 East Jackson), Federal Plaza, and St. Peter’s (110 West Madison) For more information: Arturo Gonzalez at 312.534.8103 or agonzalez@archchicago.org or visit: www.catholicsandimmigrants.org

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The Sultan and the Saint

December 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

PBS will broadcast this film about the meeting of St. Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt, who bucked a century of war, distrust, and insidious propaganda in a search for mutual respect and common ground.

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January 2018

National Migration Week Mass ” Many Journeys, One Family”

January 7, 2018 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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Presided by Cardinal Blase Cupich. For more information, contact Arturo Gonzalez at 312-534-8103 or visit: www.catholicsandimmigrants.org

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Chasing Ice

January 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 600 9th St.
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States
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A screening of the documentary about the story of environmental photographer James Balog’s mission to gather evidence of the changing planet called “The Extreme Ice Survey,” by using time-lapse cameras across the Arctic, captures a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. Recipient of the 2014 News and Documentary Emmy award for Outstanding Nature Programming, this film has screened in more than 172 countries

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Social Justice: How Important Is This To Our Faith?

January 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Francis Xavier Parish, Xavier Room, 524 9th St.
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States
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Free

An overview of social justice in Scripture and Church teaching; the difference between charity and justice; the relationship of justice to peace; personal and social responsibility; and ideas for taking action. Presented by Vic Doucette -- a long time social justice advocate.

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Social Justice: How Important Is This To Our Faith?

January 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Francis Xavier Parish, Xavier Room, 524 9th St.
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States
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Free

An overview of social justice in Scripture and Church teaching; the difference between charity and justice; the relationship of justice to peace; personal and social responsibility; and ideas for taking action. Presented by Vic Doucette -- a long time social justice advocate.

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March 2018

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

March 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Richard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute Fellow, Thurgood Marshall Institute, NAACP Legal Defense FundFellow, Haas Institute, University of California, Berkeley. Author, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (2017). RSVP required.

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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

March 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge St.
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Richard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute Fellow, Thurgood Marshall Institute, NAACP Legal Defense FundFellow, Haas Institute, University of California, Berkeley. Author, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (2017)

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