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December 2017

Remembering Our Past to Protect Our Future

December 6, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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Community Unity Walk

December 10, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Share the Journey Interfaith Prayer Service

January 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. Viator Church, 4170 W. Addison Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641 United States
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Join Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants, at the end of Migration Week, to reflect on sharing our journey with prayer, song, and reflections by members of diverse faiths and populations. Light refreshments to follow. Free parking is available north of the church.

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Martin Luther King Faith in Action Assembly & Governor’s Candidate Forum

January 15 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old St. Patrick Parish, 711 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60661 United States
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Hundreds of people of faith from across the Chicagoland area will come together in the spirit of Dr. King to worship together and take action on police accountability. We will ask Chicago aldermen to make public commitments of support to police contract reform. We will ask candidates running for governor to answer questions about issues most important to our communities: police accountability, restoring rights and justice reform, community development – affordable housing and jobs, and making our communities safer. All…

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Care for Our Common Home Community Action Planning Meeting

January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church, 218 West Alexander Street
Chicago, Illinois 60616
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This practical gathering will focus on concrete actions to address climate change and regional environmental degradation. Participants will delve into specific environmental issues that are plaguing the Chicagoland area and develop action plans to address those concerns. Presented in collaboration with the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity, St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church, Vicariate III, and Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. Join us as we work in solidarity to Care for Our Common Home! “Everyone’s talents and involvement are needed to…

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Social Justice: How Important Is This To Our Faith?

January 18 @ 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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Confronting the Moral Crisis of Mass Incarceration

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Chrysostom Episcopal Church, 1424 North Dearborn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60610 United States
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$10

Understanding the Criminal Justice System and Making Change Happen, Learning What Needs to Be Done and How We Can Help Moderators: Caroll Bogert, President, The Marshall Project & Rob Wildeboer, Senior Editor of News, Public Radio WBEZ Four Thursday Evenings: January 25, February 1, February 8, February 15 Jan. 25 | The Origins and Impact of Mass Incarceration Speakers: Sharone Mitchell, Program Director, Illinois Justice Project David Olson, Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Loyola University Chicago Rev. Al Sharp, Executive…

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Social Justice: How Important Is This To Our Faith?

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

Confronting the Moral Crisis of Mass Incarceration

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Chrysostom Episcopal Church, 1424 North Dearborn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60610 United States
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$10

Understanding the Criminal Justice System and Making Change Happen, Learning What Needs to Be Done and How We Can Help Moderators: Caroll Bogert, President, The Marshall Project & Rob Wildeboer, Senior Editor of News, Public Radio WBEZ Thursday Evenings: February 1, February 8, February 15 Feb. 1 | Imprisonment, Release & Reentry: How They Work, What Must Change Speakers: John Baldwin, Acting Director, Illinois Department of Corrections Victor Dickson, Chief Executive Officer, Safer Foundation Erwin Mayer, Executive Director, St. Leonard’s…

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Engage For Change – Gun Violence Control

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Muslim Education Center, 8601 N. Menard St.
Morton Grove, IL 60053 United States
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Solution-based discussions and motivational speakers to give hope for "next steps." Speakers include: Tamar Manasseh, founder of Mother's Against Senseless Killings (M.A.S.K.), Shamar Hemphill, Community Organizer at IMAN, and Pastor Daniel Ruen from Grace Lutheran Church in Skokie.

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Project Rozana Presentation

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hope Presbyterian Church, 1771 Wiesbrook Rd. S.
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Dr. Saar Hashavya of Hadassah Hospital and Dr. Khadra Hasan Ali Salami of August Victoria Hospital. They will be touring North America this winter to tell the story of Project Rozana’s accomplishments and plans for the future. Project Rozana is an international organization committed to building bridges between Israelis and Palestinians through the field of healthcare, an area of civil society where both communities are affected on a broad scale. In the simple act of advocacy to provide opportunities for…

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Confronting the Moral Crisis of Mass Incarceration

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Chrysostom Episcopal Church, 1424 North Dearborn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60610 United States
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$10

Understanding the Criminal Justice System and Making Change Happen, Learning What Needs to Be Done and How We Can Help Moderators: Caroll Bogert, President, The Marshall Project & Rob Wildeboer, Senior Editor of News, Public Radio WBEZ Thursday Evenings: February 8, February 15 Feb. 8 | Diversion—Alternatives to Incarceration Speakers: Tom Dart, Cook County Sheriff (invited) Michelle Day, Chief Executive Officer, Nehemiah Trinity Rising Mark Ishaug, Chief Executive Officer, Thresholds Pam Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities…

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Interfaith Meeting on Raising the Minimum Wage

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
St. Margaret Mary Parish, 1450 Green Trails Dr.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
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Members of the Immigrant Solidarity of DuPage ( http://www.immigrantsolidaritydupage.org/ ) will talk about their efforts to begin a campaign to raise the minimum wage in Naperville/DuPage County to $15/hour. Bring your bag lunch (we will provide the drinks) and come to the Upper Room (just inside the main entrance of the Church) to find out more about this important justice campaign. The meeting will be for only 60 minutes. Please RSVP to Tom Cordaro at cordarotom@gmail.com.

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Screening of “The Chinese Exclusion Act”

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Chinese American Museum of Chicago, 238 W. 23rd St.
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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Free

This free event will be in five parts: 1. Brief introduction 2. Part One 3. Intermission 4. Part Two 5. Q&A Light refreshment will be provided. Coming soon to PBS in May 2018.

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Rally for Immigrant Justice In DuPage County

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adams Park, 303 W. Wesley Street
Wheaton, IL 60187-5027 United States
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As the political climate intensifies with DACA, TPS gone or under attack, raids and deportations around the United States, and xenophobic, racist attacks on our documented and undocumented brothers and sisters by local and national political officials trying to say that they don't belong here, when everywhere in DuPage undocumented workers are hard at work, earning a poverty wage! Join us for a Sunday Rally for Immigrant Justice in which we will do something extra-ordinary, breaking out of the Sunday…

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Islamaphobia Killed my Brother; Let’s End the Hate

February 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
St. Francis Xavier Parish, Xavier Room, 524 9th St.
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States
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A screening of the TED Talk, featuring Suzanne Barakat, who had three family murdered by their neighbor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina because they were Muslims. Calls on people to speak up when they witness hateful bigotry and express kinship with those who face discrimination.

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Nonviolence Orientation & Training Meeting

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus, 1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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Nonviolence applies to solving personal life problems and social problems. The principles of nonviolence and its practical application will be presented. Volunteers will assist in community campaigns to stop the violence. RSVP to Dr. Elfriede Wedam at ewedam@luc.edu

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Confronting the Moral Crisis of Mass Incarceration

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Chrysostom Episcopal Church, 1424 North Dearborn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60610 United States
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$10

Understanding the Criminal Justice System and Making Change Happen, Learning What Needs to Be Done and How We Can Help Moderators: Caroll Bogert, President, The Marshall Project & Rob Wildeboer, Senior Editor of News, Public Radio WBEZ What’s Changing, What More Needs to Be Done, What We Can Do To Help Speakers: Amy Campanelli, Cook County Public Defender Kim Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney  John Maki, Executive Director, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Ben Ruddell, Criminal Justice Reform Project Director,…

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Audrie & Daisy

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
St. Ailbe Hall, 9047 S. Harper
Chicago, IL 60619 United States
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A screening of a Netflix documentary intended to spread awareness of teenage sexual assault and how technology can amplify its ramifications. Followed by a facilitated discussion. Refreshments will be served. All students must be accompanied by an adult.

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Ransoming the Captive: Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Putting Forth a Victim-Centered Approach

February 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
DePaul University Richardson Library, 2350 N. Kenmore
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Join us for this third talk in our "Corporal Works of Mercy" series with speaker Ashley Feasley, director of policy for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)'s Office of Migration & Refugee Services. Human trafficking, modern slavery -- we don't see it happening, but we see its effects all around us -- from the clothes we wear , to the food we eat, and the services we use. Each year, 17,000 vulnerable victims at trafficked across U.S. borders and…

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Worldwide Day of Prayer & Fasting for Peace

February 23

Pope Francis invited Catholics and members of all other religions to observe this day of prayer, fasting and initiatives for peace, urging everyone to ‘say no’ to violence and conflict.

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The Empowerment Project

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
St. James Parish School Library, 820 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004-5666 United States
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Join us to watch award winning documentary. Stepping Stones will host a film viewing and panel presentation to honor the women in our lives, cultivate a generation of strong, compassionate young women and inspire future leaders. RSVP to steppingstones@stjames.org

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Home is a Human Right

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 70 Sycamore Dr.
Park Forest, IL 60466 United States
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A screening of a resource from Brave New Films that looks at one of the consequences of the current surge of anti-immigrant rhetoric: as more U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents patrol communities to lock up immigrants, more people are detained and forced to live for days, weeks, and even months in unsustainable conditions, while the corporations that detain them turn a profit. Free coffee, tea, and popcorn or bring a snack to share. Discussion following the film. Donations…

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Music for Social Change: Community Workshop with Mollie Stone

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust Road
Wilmette, IL 60091-2217 United States
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Meet Mollie Stone Mollie Stone knows that music CAN cause social change!  Mollie lives and demonstrates this truth.  She grew up in Chicago, introduced at a young age to the music of South African civil rights activist Miriam Makeba, and singing in the Chicago Children’s Choir.  She’ll show everyone the power of music in her Sunday, February 25th collaboration with NSCS on our Music for Social Change: Africa, America, and the Singing Revolution of Estonia concert.  In a workshop, NSCS members…

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Intersectionality: How Race, Gender and Social Class Affect Involvement in the Muslim-American Community

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Muslim Education Center, 8601 N. Menard St.
Morton Grove, IL 60053 United States
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The MCC Interfaith & Outreach Committee invites you to celebrate Black History Month with a thought-provoking presentation and discussion.  Esteemed speakers, Tariq El-Amin (Imam at Masjid Al-Taqwa and host of Radio Islam), Aisha El-Amin (Associate Provost and Chief of Staff at UIC), and Bashirah Mack (Social Media Coordinator for Sapelo Square: An online resource on Black Muslims in the United States), will share their insights on how race, gender and social class affect involvement within the Muslim-American community. Light refreshments will be served. For…

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Open Communities 2nd Justice Summit

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Martha Church School, 8543 Georgiana Ave.
Morton Grove, IL United States
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North suburban regional issue teams focus on housing, immigration and racial justice, and support of low-wage workers. Use the second parking lot past the church, after turning northbound on Georgiana from Lincoln Ave.  Please click here if you can register in advance.

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Music for Social Change: Africa, America, and the Singing Revolution of Estonia

February 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust Road
Wilmette, IL 60091-2217 United States
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$25

The second concert in NSCS’s 82nd season celebrates the power of music as a vehicle for expressing that which cannot be expressed any other way: the forbidden music of one’s own homeland, sung by enormous crowds defying an empire; music to educate and promote healthy actions in the face of an epidemic; music that energizes and amplifies the causes of civil rights, human rights, and the environment. Come ready to be energized and perhaps to be invited to join along…

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US Conference of Catholic Bishops National Call-In Day to Congress for Dreamers

February 26

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, USCCB President, Archbishop José Gómez, USCCB Vice President, and Bishop Joe Vásquez, chair of the USCCB’s Migration Committee, announced the National Call-In Day for Dreamers, which will take place on Monday, February 26, 2018. In their announcement, the USCCB President, Vice President, and Migration Committee Chairman said: “Our faith compels us to stand with the vulnerable, including our immigrant brothers and sisters. We have done so continually, but we must show our support and solidarity now in a special…

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The Dark Night(s) of Malcolm X: Re-Reading Catholic Spirituality through Black Political Struggle

February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Catholic Theological Union, 5416 South Cornell St.
Chicago, IL 60615 United States
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2018 Tolton Lecture with Rev. Bryan Massingale -- the James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics at Fordham University.

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March 2018

Interfaith Day of Learning and Action to Support Rohingya Refugees

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Skokie Valley Synagogue, 8825 E. Prairie
Skokie, IL 60067 United States
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Did you know Chicago has the largest population of Rohingya refugees in North America? Come find out what we can do locally to support their struggle for safety and freedom. 1:00pm - Panel featuring Rohingya Center of Chicago 2:00pm - Service and Advocacy Please bring new toys for 0-3 year olds. There will also be an opportunity to contribute towards creating a Mommy and Me English class. Please visit www.rccchicago.com/donate for more information.

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Taste of Family Promise Community Dinner

March 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Northfield Community Church, 400 Wagner
Northfield, IL 60093 United States
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It's that time of year again, FOOD, FAMILY, FRIENDS, & FELLOWSHIP! Any questions, email Tracy - tracy@fpcnorthshore.org or cell  (224)216-9780

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CRS Ghana Presentation

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States
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Thomas Awiapo tells an inspiring story of survival and success. Growing up in a small African village in Ghana, Thomas was orphaned before the age of ten and left on his own to struggle for survival. His search for food led him to an elementary school, where he was fed a small meal every day. He survived, studied, and eventually won scholarships to attend college. He later earned a master’s degree from California State University. Today, Thomas works with Catholic…

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CRS Ghana Presentation

March 7 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Sheil Catholic Center, 2110 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Thomas Awiapo tells an inspiring story of survival and success. Growing up in a small African village in Ghana, Thomas was orphaned before the age of ten and left on his own to struggle for survival. His search for food led him to an elementary school, where he was fed a small meal every day. He survived, studied, and eventually won scholarships to attend college. He later earned a master’s degree from California State University. Today, Thomas works with Catholic…

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A Theology of Wealth and Security

March 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

In today's global context of widespread violence and insecurity, what kind of anthropology and theology of wealth and security can we promote in order to guarantee the well-being of societies living together in peace? In this talk, CWCIT visiting scholar Nathanäel Soede explores the experience and testimony of Jesus in Luke 4:1-21, when he is tested in the wilderness, as a way forward toward this goal. Soede is a lecturer at the Institut Catholique Missionnaire d'Abidjan (ICMA) and the Théologie…

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Going Green Matters

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States
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Free

Free  LED Light Bulb for Every Family Lots of Engaging Exhibits and Ideas Cars on Exhibit Snacks from a Solar Powered Food Truck Fun for All Ages

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Solidarity with Immigrants, Refugees & Dreamers

March 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
St. Nicolas Parish, 806 Ridge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Prayer and call to action. People of all faiths stand in solidarity with immigrants, refugees and dreamers.

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Intersection Points as Opportunities for Dialogue

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A webinar sponsored by the Roundtable Association of Catholic Diocesan Social Action Directors, featuring Genevieve Mougey from Bread for the World. She will discuss how social action ministers can embrace the intersectional points in life as opportunities to listen, advocate and dialogue with one another. By embracing these moments, ministry leaders can move beyond tension and learn to advocate for and with those who are vulnerable. Register here: https://join.onstreammedia.com/register/46049324/intersection

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The Refugee Experience: Background Information for Teachers and Tutors

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Indo American Center, 6328 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659 United States
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Discussion points will include: The long journey from fleeing one's home to being resettled in the US What a resettlement agency does, in detail, including housing, job development, financial support, counseling, and more The wide range of refugee populations currently settled in Chicago and the unique challenges they face Cultural adjustment issues to be aware of What problems you can help with vs. which should be addressed by a manager or the student's resettlement caseworker This training is appropriate for…

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Tradition on the Move: Leadership Formation in Catholic Health Care

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dominican University Priory Auditorium, 7200 West Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305 United States
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Dr. John Shea will be one of the featured speakers of the Creating a Culture of Mercy series. While religious congregations still guide Catholic health care institutions through various forms of sponsorship, they are no longer leaders on the systemic, regional, and local levels. A new generation of leaders is emerging, and there are committed efforts to form them in the tradition. But how should this formation go on so that it addresses our contemporary context? Dr. Shea is a…

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Women Re-enter

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Diocese of Joliet Blanchette Center, 16555 Weber Rd.
Crest Hill, IL 60403 United States
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The Restorative Justice Committee presents Colette Payne to speak. Colette is an organizer, student, mother and grandmother. In 2015 Colette joined the delegation to assess women's prisons in Illinois, becoming the first formerly-incarcerated woman to serve in this role in the United States. Since 2014, Colette leads the Visible Voices program for the Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM). She also serves as the Community Organizer for Cabrini Green Legal Aid. In her role, she helps engage those directly…

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Screenagers

March 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 600 9th St.
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States
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A presentation and discussion of an award-winning film that probes the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

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Coming Together

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
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An evening with Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, the author of Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age. She founded the website, MuslimGirl.com and is currently editor-in-chief of the leading online magazine for Muslim women. She provides regular commentary on social, cultural and political issues on outlets such as CNN, Al Jazeera and the BBC and has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian and made the Forbes "30 Under 30" list. She will discuss her book, growing up in a post…

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Breakthrough Urban Ministries Pastor Breakfast

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Breakthrough Urban Ministries FamilyPlex, 3219 W. Carroll Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624-2031 United States
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A gathering of religious leaders to discuss the realities of violence and share prevention strategies. Breakthrough will also share their new 5 year strategic vision and ideas for deeper partnerships with one another. RSVP at: asutter@breakthrough.org

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Your God or Mine? Faith-based Activists Reflect on Unity in Difference

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union, 5416 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615 United States
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Featuring: Lailatul Fitriyah, Vatican Nostra Aetate Fellow; Presidential Fellow in World Religions at University of Notre Dame Tamar Manasseh, Founder of Mothers Against Senseless Killings; Current Rabbinical Student Fr. Matthew O'Donnell, St. Columbanus, Chicago; EdMin Student at Catholic Theological Union As people of faith, Christians, Muslims, and Jews make very particular claims about the world and their role in it—claims that appear to divide the human family. At the very same time, these religions affirm certain universal values which appear…

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Wholly of Water and Holy Water

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saint Francis de Sales Seminary, 3257 South Lake Drive
St. Francis, WI 53235 United States
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A presentation by Dawn M. Nothwehr, OSF, Ph.D. 6:00 pm Vespers 6:20 pm Reception 7:00 pm Lecture According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, 40 of the 50 states have at least one region that is expected to face some kind of water shortage in the next 10 years. There are at least 10 major threats to the Great Lakes – the largest of fresh water bodies: invasive species; nonpoint source pollution; shoreline development and wetlands depletion; cargo ship channels; point…

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

March 21 @ 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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US Citizenship Workshop

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Literacenter, 641 W. Lake St. 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60661 United States
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A comprehensive, interactive training workshop for tutors and teachers about naturalization and citizenship. Attendees will learn about: The requirements for applying for citizenship A typical U.S. naturalization timeline, from start to finish Community resources for immigration-related legal assistance The components of the naturalization interview (the "test") Engaging and effective teaching activities for one-on-one tutoring and group classes Support for low-literacy students Free online resources through USCIS for citizenship teachers and tutors Presenter:   Karen Parrillo is the Adult Literacy Coordinator at…

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

March 21 @ 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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How to BE Peace and Create a Nonviolent World

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

As peace and justice advocates, there seems to be no end to the issues that confront us daily. Protests, actions, and meetings are an integral part of working for peace with justice, but it can also be exhausting. As people who are doing a lot, we have to take a step back and look at our own hearts. Are we taking care ourselves? Do we have peace within? Where are we getting the strength to live out our commitment to…

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Welcoming the Stranger: What Do the Sacred Texts Teach? What Are We Doing About It?

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave.
Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Free

Moderator: Mr. Jerome McDonnell, Broadcast Journalist, Host of Worldview WBEZ Chicago, National Public Radio Speakers: Camille Khodadad, Suzanne Akhras Sahloul, Erendira Rendon, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz    

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What Our Muslim Neighbors Believe

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore, 5300 W. Touhy Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
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Dr. Sabeel Ahmed, Director of GainPeace.com, a project of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), will introduce the fundamental theology of Islam, emphasizing three topics: Islamic beliefs, Islamic practices and Muslims in the U.S., followed by Q&A on the common misconceptions about Islam.

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A Night of Hope

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Diplomat West, 681 W. North Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126 United States
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$80

The second annual benefit of the Archdiocese of Chicago Domestic Violence Outreach will recognize their partners in ministry to domestic violence and celebrate the conferral of the Saint John XXIII Award for excellent priestly ministry and contributions to the Archdiocese of Chicago on Fr. Chuck Dahm OP, Director of Domestic Violence Outreach.  There will also be a silent auction, raffles and dancing.

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March for Our Lives

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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One of many nation-wide demonstrations to demand that our lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.

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Dolores

March 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dolores: Rebel, Activist, Feminist, Mother The story of Dolores Huerta -- an important, yet largely unknown, activist in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, she is one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Watch the trailer. PBS will air this documentary…

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Seven Last Words of Christ Good Friday Worship Service

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Trinity United Church of Christ, 400 West 95th St.
Chicago, IL 60628 United States
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Featuring Sr. Simone Campbell from NETWORK as a guest preacher and Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III.

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April 2018

Act Now! Unite to End Racism

April 3 - April 5
Washington DC Mall + Google Map
$175

Rally planned in observation of the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination. Buses leave Tuesday, April 3rd for rally on the mall in Washington on April 4th. Returning on Thursday, April 5th. Registration deadline midnight: March 1. Three locations: Suburban Chicago, Springfield and Carbondale (exact location to be announced soon) Approximate departure times on April 3 Suburban Chicago: 5 p.m. Springfield: 3:30 p.m. Carbondale: 3:30 p.m. Approximate arrival time on April 5. Suburban Chicago: 6 a.m. Springfield: 7:30 a.m.…

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They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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John Dear, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and peace activist, will discuss his new book, They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change.  Please register by March 22.

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Daughters of Wisdom: Women and Leadership in the Global Church

April 6 - April 8

Following Pope Francis' establishment of a commission to study the ordination of women deacons, this conference gathers speakers from Africa, Asia, and Latin America to address—more broadly—women's leadership in the Catholic Church, with a special emphasis on the global South. Topics include women's use of Scripture, the ecclesiological basis for women in Church leadership, and the leadership roles that women are already exercising in grassroots church communities, faith-based social movements, and theological education.

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Unveiled

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lincolnwood Village Hall, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave.
Lincolnwood, IL 60712 United States
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A one-woman play written and performed by Rohina Malik, author of The Mecca Tales and Yasmina’s Necklace. Rohina tells the story of five international Muslim women in post-9/11 societies. Co-sponsored by Lincolnwood Multi-Cultural Task Force, Lincolnwood Human Relations Commission and the Lincolnwood Lion’s Club.

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Earth Day Every Day Benefit Concert for Chicago Area Peace Action

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reba Place Church, 620 Madison St.
Evanston, IL United States
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$10

This fun and meaningful evening will feature: Amazing local folk bands including Come Sunday, Morning, and Hassan El-Tayyab.  Tangible actions for you to make a real difference! Silent Auction: Do you have an item or service to donate to our silent auction, like an autographed book, a music lesson, a dinner for two, or a piece of art?  Let us know. About the musicians: Come Sunday is a Chicago-based septet with a brand new twist on America's two original musical genres: jazz and gospel are melded…

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Beyond Bridges

April 8 - May 13
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1125 Franklin St.
Downers Grove, IL 60615 United States
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A peacebuilding interfaith contemporary art exhibition. Features the work of 21 Arab, Persian and Jewish artists from 11 countries and from the three primary monotheistic faith backgrounds: Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Through their creativity, the artists urge us to focus on what we have in common in our creeds and cultures as the foundation for the future of our world. At a time when stereotypes and media hype are increasing an ever-widening divide between the Middle East and West, Beyond…

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A Boat Carrying 500 Refugees Sunk at Sea

April 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
St. Francis Xavier Parish, Xavier Room, 524 9th St.
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States
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A presentation and discussion of a TED Talk, featuring Melissa Fleming, telling the story of an overloaded ship carrying more than 500 refugees that sinks and how a young woman becomes an unlikely hero, giving a human face to the sheer numbers of human beings trying to escape to better lives.

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Keep Hope Alive for Immigrant Justice Benefit Concert

April 9 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Ignatius College Prep, 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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$75

Music by The City Lights Orchestra conducted by Rich Daniels (Musical Director of the award-winning TV show Empire) with special guest singers (to-be-announced). Sponsors and VIP ticket holders are invited to a Reception at 5:30 p.m. Concert begins at 7:00pm. VIP Reception next door at St. Ignatius College Prep, 1076 West Roosevelt Road. The VIP reception includes wine and beer, heavy appetizers and a live auction. The evening’s host will be Cardinal Blase J. Cupich. All proceeds benefit the Archdiocese…

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Celebration of Hope

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
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Exodus World Services celebrates 3 decades of refugee ministry. Here are 3 things happening at the Celebration of Hope: _1_ Entertaining reception featuring photo booth (smile!), activities and displays, including Exodus' 30-year history and new opportunities to get involved. _2_ Inspirational program including news about what's happening in U.S refugee resettlement, the global crisis and how we are responding, touching stories from refugees and volunteers and a performance by the Exodus Kids Troupe. _3_ Special fellowship and refreshments after the…

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Solidaritry Bridge “Somos Uno Fiesta 2018”

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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$175

Includes live music, exciting auctions, awards and a sneak preview of their upcoming PBS documentary. RSVP by April 4th.

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Open Mosque Day

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Islamic Center of Naperville, 2844 W. Ogden Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

Calligraphy, Food, Meet the Imam, Mosque Tours, Henna, Presentations For more information, call 630-426-3335.

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Archdiocese of Chicago CRS Rice Bowl Grant Application Deadline

April 16

CRS Rice Bowl is the official Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services. It was created in 1975 with the goal of entering into solidarity with our brothers and sisters overseas through prayer, fasting, learning, and giving. Many parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago participate in CRS Rice Bowl and through their generosity and support, help to fund CRS in their global initiatives. 75% of CRS Rice Bowl donations support CRS development projects throughout the world; while 25% of CRS Rice…

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8th Day Center for Justice Lunch & Learn

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
8th Day Center for Justice, 205 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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Free

This past January, a large delegation including 8th Day for Justice staffer Jill Landrith visited Honduras at the invitation of Father Ismael Moreno Coto, affectionately known by his community as Padre Melo. He is a Jesuit priest serving the people of Honduras. Padre Melo called for the delegation to visit because he has found that his life is in danger for amplifying the voices of those in his community. The 8th Day Center for Justice is hosting a panel discussion featuring…

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Fossil Free Fast

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Street Church, 607 Lake Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Lettie

April 22 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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$60

A world premiere play about Lettie, a formerly incarcerated woman who is re-entering society while staying at "Grace House!" After serving seven years in prison, Lettie is released and struggles to make a fresh start. Her children, who have been cared for by her half-sister, want little to do with her. Her re-entry job is anything but gentle as she takes on the dark, harsh world of welding. Trying again and again to create a non-criminal life, Lettie is confronted…

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Taking Action for Criminal Justice: Addressing the Causes and Effects of Mass Incarceration

April 22 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Chrysostom Episcopal Church, 1424 North Dearborn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60610 United States
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Free

Workshops on opportunities to get involved in criminal justice reform and in addressing the needs of those caught up in the system. In four winter programs we learned about how various elements of the criminal justice system in Illinois and the rest of the United States contribute to putting more people in prison and in jail than public safety requires. This mass incarceration, and the life-long restrictions and control that follow, disproportionally damage the lives of people of color and…

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Creating a Culture of Mercy: Pope Francis as a Merciful Leader

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dominican University Lund Auditorium, 7900 W. Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305 United States
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$10

John Allen, Jr. This lecture will explore how Pope Francis’ unique leadership style and tone have inspired both Catholics and non-Catholics to consider the virtue of mercy in new ways. Pope Francis claims that mercy “commits everyone to being instruments of justice, reconciliation and peace.”  

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Our Chicago: The Fight and Future of Fair Housing at 50

April 28 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Roosevelt University – Wabash Building, 425 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Free

A one-day community summit marking the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, which was adopted one week after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Advocates, experts, and community members will convene to learn our history, share tools, and organize together for equity and justice. Free childcare will be provided. Register for free at https://tinyurl.com/FHA50CHI      The community summit includes a lunchtime keynote session featuring WBEZ's Natalie Moore; interactive exhibits; a children’s program on fair housing; know-your-rights…

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May 2018

Restoring Family

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Floating World Gallery, 1925 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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$50

Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation Annual Gathering. Join us for an evening of wine and cheese, silent auction, kinship award and storytelling! This is our only fundraiser event of the year, so even if you are unable to attend you can still give. We appreciate the support very much!

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Dig Deep! Retreat

May 5 - May 6
Br. David Darst Center, 2834 S. Normal Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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$60

Dig Deep is an overnight immersion experience aimed at empowering adults to take positive action within their communities. This retreat is designed to help educate participants about the roots of food insecurity, social justice, and leadership through exploration of their own stories, the stories of others, and issues of oppression and privilege. What is included at the retreat? •All meals •Comfortable lodging at our facility in Bridgeport •A learning experience you won’t forget! You can reserve your seat now at…

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The Psychology of Populism and the Intersection of Religion

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Jeremiah, 937 Happ Rd.
Northfield, IL 60093 United States
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The speaker is Karim Sadjadpour and here is a description of his presentation: The surprise 2016 US Presidential election of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote in the UK are just two examples of a global populist explosion that has impacted the politics of South America, Europe, and Asia. What is populism and why are human beings of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and nationalities allured by it? What kinds of societies are most vulnerable to populist politicians and how can the…

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Screenagers

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilmette Theater, 1122 Central Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States
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$10

A screening of this award-winning film that probes the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics, offering solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world. 

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Dolores

May 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harold Washington College, 30 E. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Free

A free film screening of the award-winning documentary, Dolores, highlighting Dolores Huerta's lifelong commitment to social justice. Huerta is one of the most important labor and civil rights activists in U.S. history and the keynote speaker at National Immigrant Justice Center's Human Rights Awards in June. A reception will follow the film. 

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Visting the Sick: From Liberation Theology to Health Care, Lesssons Learned in Rural Ecuador

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
DePaul University Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL United States
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Dig Deep! Retreat

May 11 - May 12
Br. David Darst Center, 2834 S. Normal Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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$60

Dig Deep is an overnight immersion experience aimed at empowering adults to take positive action within their communities. This retreat is designed to help educate participants about the roots of food insecurity, social justice, and leadership through exploration of their own stories, the stories of others, and issues of oppression and privilege. What is included at the retreat? •All meals •Comfortable lodging at our facility in Bridgeport •A learning experience you won’t forget! You can reserve your seat now at…

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Still Point Theater Collective 25th Anniversary Celebration

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Catholic Theological Union, 5416 South Cornell St.
Chicago, IL 60615 United States
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Edwina Gateley will be the featured speaker.  

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Understanding Honduras

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
8th Day Center for Justice, 205 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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Free

Learn about the rapidly worsening humanitarian crisis in Honduras from the people living there.  Padre Melo and a delegation of victims and human rights defenders from Honduras will testify about the rising repression in Honduras and call for peace and justice. RSVP by May 12 to JoAnne Harbert Bhati at joanne@8thdaycenter.org, or by calling 312-641-5151, ext.116. This event is free and open to the public.

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Caravan to Washington DC for National Day of Prayer for Honduras

May 16 - May 19

A caravan is being organized in Chicago from May 16th to 19th to attend the National Day of Prayer for Honduras in Washington DC. To reserve a spot, offer a vehicle or get more information, contact Jill Landrith at jill@8thdaycenter.org or call 312-641-5151. 

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Marquette University Center for Peacemaking 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Union League Club Chicago, 65 Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604 United States
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$10

Hear from students transformed by their education and about Marquette-led community peacemaking initiatives. Learn how you can celebrate the Center during its anniversary year and support its work moving forward.

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In Pursuit of Justice

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacred Heart Parish Center, Burr & Gage Rd.
Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Featuring Fr. Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina parish in Chicago. Brought to you by the Sacred Heart Parish Adult Formation Team. Pizza, snacks and adult beverages will be served. Join us & bring a friend. Parking is available in the Church parking lot located at 1077 Tower Road.

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Community Iftar — Muslim Americans: What Research Reveals

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Muslim Education Center, 8601 N. Menard St.
Morton Grove, IL 60053 United States
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During the Islamic month of Ramadan, Muslims fast daily from dawn until sunset. They break their fast by eating a light meal, usually dates and water, called iftar.  In addition to iftar and dinner, guests will be enlightened by Meira Neggaz, Executive Director at Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, with a presentation on what research shows about Muslim Americans.  The event is free and seating is limited. Guests must register by emailing mccinterfaithteam@gmail.com with the names of the people…

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An Evening of Grace

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Grace Episcopal Church, 637 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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$10

An evening of sharing from residents and alumni of St. Leonard’s Ministries—what experiences have shaped their journey? How were they sustained through the hardships of their time in prison? Where did they find grace along the journey? Tickets are $10, or $1 for students, will all proceeds going to St. Leonard’s Space is limited, so we encourage advance registration:  https://grace.brownpapertickets.com/

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Mass for All Immigrants

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Martha of Bethany Church, 8523 Georgiana
Morton Grove, IL 60053 United States
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Honoring the relics of St. Toribo Romo, Protector of Immigrants, and the other Cristero martyrs on their feast day. Fr. Donald Nevins, Pastor of St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish, will be the presider/homilist.  

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Faith & Environment Lecture

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Chicago, Illinois 60614 United States
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Fr. John Kartje presents, "God Saw That it was Good...And the Scientists Agreed: Faith Meets Science in the Natural World." Fr. Kartje is the Rector/President of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. He received his Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Chicago, his M.Div, S.T.B., University of Saint Mary of the Lake; and his S.T.L, S.T.D. at the Catholic University of America. He was the former Associate Pastor at St. Benedict Parish and former Chaplain and…

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NCR Conversation: Re-Imaging the Catholic Church

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arrupe College, Loyola University Chicago, 1 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Join Tom Roberts, former editor of National Catholic Reporter, as he explores what the future holds for the Catholic Church and specifically what his list of “leading indicators” says about how Catholics will practice their faith and stay engaged with the church. Event will be moderated by Heidi Schlumpf, NCR’s National Correspondent. RSVP by May 13 at NCRonline.org/ChicagoEvent. Questions? Please contact Mary Spangler at mspangler@ncronline.org or 816-968-2265

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Building Peaceful Communities: A Discussion About Gun Violence

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge St.
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Speakers: Phil Andrew, Director, Archdiocese of Chicago's Violence Prevention Initiatives; retired FBI Special Agent; 1988 Winnetka gun violence survivor. Malcolm Gibson and Rie'onna Holman, Ambassadors of B.R.A.V.E. (Bold Resistance Against Violence Everywhere) Youth Leaders, based at St. Sabina Church, Chicago Marcus Campbell, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent/Principal, Evanston Township High School In January, 2018, FAN launched a new teen initiative called “FAN Fellows,” a pilot group of sixteen high school juniors from four area schools collaborating on the concept and execution of…

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Plant More Natives

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Margaret Mary Parish, 1450 Green Trails Dr.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
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Learn how to make your lawn more environmentally friendly and less wasteful of natural resources. The presenter is Shannon Burns, a Community Engagement Specialist with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. She has a doctorate in Adult Education from Nova Southeastern University and an MBA from Benedictine University. She is a Certified Woodland Steward at the Morton Arboretum, a Sierra Club Water Monitor (2009-current) and a Volunteer Leader: Morton Arboretum Watch-dog Group.

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Domestic Violence 101

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Living Word Center, 800 N. Fernandez
Arlington Heights, IL 60005 United States
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You're invited to join the Sisters of the Living Word and Shelley Welch, Senior Manager of Community Resources at WINGS, for a complimentary lunch, sundae bar and Educational Workshop on Domestic Violence. RSVP:       No later than May 18, 2018 Call:          847-577-5972 or Email:       Kim at kbhagerty@slw.org For more information, click the links below: FLYER http://bit.ly/SLW_Domestic_Violence_101_Workshop Sisters of the Living Word EVENTS http://bit.ly/SLW_Domestic_Violence_101_Flyer

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Annual Muslim-Catholic Iftar Dinner

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mecca Center, 16W560 91st. St.
Willowbrook, IL 60527 United States
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Theme: Overcoming Hate through Acts of Faith During the Islamic month of Ramadan, Muslims fast daily from dawn until sunset. They break their fast by eating a light meal, usually dates and water, called iftar. Guest of Honor, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich

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