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January 2020

Renewal

January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine St.
Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
Free

Part of the Five Films, One Focus series, What Connects Us? This documentary focuses on stories from the religious environmental movement. Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Muslim faith communities answer the spiritual call to build a sustainable future. Questions: Call Pastor Jeffrey Phillips at 847-999-9403 or email jeffrey.phillips@wcc-joinus.org.

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Harvesting Hope in Panama: The Prophetic Witness of the Indigenous Ngabe People

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DePaul University Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL United States
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Featuring Fr. Joseph Fitzgerald CM, Missionary in Panama since 2007.  

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February 2020

Posada

February 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Christopher Parish, 4130 W. 147th St.
Midlothian, IL 60445 United States
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Free

Part of the Archdiocese of Chicago series, "Exploring Immigration Issues Through Film and Discussion," tells the stories of unaccompanied immigrant children, drawing a parallel between their journeys and the traditional Mexican Advent Las Posadas procession, stirring concern about attitudes toward and treatment of immigrants. For more information, please contact Mary Lou Matheke at mmatheke@archchicago.org, Miguel Salazar at msalazar@archchicago.org or 312.534.8508 or visit catholicsandimmigrants.org.

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Bread for the World Regional Webinar

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Receive help and encouragement to participate in the 2020 Offering of Letters, which will focus on improving global and domestic nutrition. Hosted by Nicole and Zach Schmidt. To learn more and to register: bread.org/activist  

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Bread for the World Regional Webinar

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Receive help and encouragement to participate in the 2020 Offering of Letters, which will focus on improving global and domestic nutrition. Hosted by Nicole and Zach Schmidt. To learn more and to register: bread.org/activist

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Revolution of the Heart: The Dorothy Day Story

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Loyola University Water Tower Campus, Regents Hall Lewis Towers, 111 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Free

Film includes archival photographs and film footage plus interviews with Martin Sheen, Cornell West, Joan Chittiser, Jim Wallis and many others. Screening followed by discussion with the writer and producer, Martin Doblmeier.  

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From Victim to Fighting Violence: A Catholic Community Response to Violence and Conflict.

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson St.
Chicago, IL 60604-3507 United States
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$55.00

A First Friday Club Chicago event featuring Phil Andrew, Director of Violence Prevention for the Archdiocese of Chicago and former Special Agent for the FBI.           Reserve & pay by credit card at: www.firstfridayclubchicago.org/events Reservations close on Monday, Feb. 3rd at 5:00pm/ For questions contact Judy Murphy at 312-466-9610 or ffcc@firstfridayclubchicago.org The mission of the First Friday Club of Chicago is to provide a forum for men and women to make connections between work, faith, values…

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Feminism and Islam

February 8 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Muslim Education Center, 8601 N. Menard St.
Morton Grove, IL 60053 United States
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Featuring Dr. Celine Ibrahim, an accomplished scholar, author, chaplain, lecturer, teacher and consultant. She is widely published on academic forums and her contributions to enhancing cultural and religious literacy have been featured by numerous media outlets, from the New York Times to BBC Persian. Open to all high school & college students. Pizza and other snacks will be served. RSVP at: bit.ly/feminism-islam-mcc Questions: email aminah@mccchicago.org

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The African American Experience in the Northshore

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062 United States
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Dino Robinson, founder of the Shorefront Legacy Center, will present the history of the black community in the Northshore of Chicago. The event includes a tour of the Shorefront Legacy exhibit on the 2nd floor. In partnership with RAIN (Racial Awareness in the Northshore)

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After Parkland

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Regal Webster Place 11, 1471 W. Webster Ave.
Chicago, IL United States
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$15.12

Tells the story of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018 that killed 17 people and launched a nationwide student movement. Weaving together candid, in-depth interviews, vérité footage, and personal videos, this film chronicles moments both intimate and defining – from the quiet hours of grief and reflection, to those of political awakening, and onto milestones on the public stage – creating a moving portrait of one community's crusade to turn tragedy into progress. Tickets: General Admission:…

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We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dominican University Lund Auditorium, 7900 W. Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305 United States
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$30

Featuring Damien Sneed. Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., We Shall Overcome is a joyful celebration of  music traditions from civil rights activists, interwoven with spoken words from Dr. King's speeches. From Aretha Franklin to Wynton Marsalis; Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder; Nina Simone to music from "The Wiz," the production ties together a living lineage of music and culture that includes traditional gospel, modern gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway and spirituals.

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The Catholic Vote and the 2020 Election

February 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Catholic Theological Union, 5416 South Cornell St.
Chicago, IL 60615 United States
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Free

Featuring John Gehring, Director of Faith in Public Life, as well as a writer for Commonweal, the National Catholic Reporter, and the Religion News Service. He is also the author of The Francis Effect published in 2017. Three local panelists will respond to his remarks before opening the conversation with the audience. There will also be live music, beverages, and hors d' oeuvres. Admission is free RSVP at: ctu.edu/events or email bernardincenter@ctu.edu Sponsored The Weal, Commonweal's magazine's reading group for…

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March 2020

Intersections of Privilege and Color

March 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Diocese of Joliet Blanchette Center, 16555 Weber Rd.
Crest Hill, IL 60403 United States
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Part of the Diocese of Joliet, Lunch & Learn series. As leaders in our community, we will reflect on our privilege and our responsibility to stand in solidarity with each other as one human family. RSVP to eavilaolea@dioceseofjoliet.org

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The Sultan and the Saint

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine St.
Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Free

Part of the Five Films, One Focus series, What Connects Us? This film tells the story of two men of faith, Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt, who buck a century of war, distrust and insidious propaganda in search of peace. Questions: Call Pastor Jeffrey Phillips at 847-999-9403 or email jeffrey.phillips@wcc-joinus.org.

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ACDVO 4th Annual Benefit Gala: Churches Say No to Domestic Violence

March 28
The Diplomat West, 681 W. North Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126 United States
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Dinner, Awards, Silent Auction, Raffle, Dancing Sponsored by The Archdiocese of Chicago Domestic Violence Outreach Contact: gala.acdvo@gmail.com

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April 2020

Exodus World Services Celebration of Hope

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
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Celebrate life-changing connections between refugees and volunteers.

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Fiesta Gala

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Annual fundraiser for Solidarity Bridge. Their silent auction will feature Bolivian wines!

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Ignatian Volunteer Corps 2020 Evening of Gratitude

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Misericordia Home, 6300 N. Ridge Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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Mass, Reception & Awards Program

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June 2020

The Plight of the Middle East

June 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Diocese of Joliet Blanchette Center, 16555 Weber Rd.
Crest Hill, IL 60403 United States
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Part of the Diocese of Joliet, Lunch & Learn series, join us as we learn about the complex struggles of our brothers and sisters in the Middle East. How can we continue to support them in their ongoing difficulties? RSVP to eavilaolea@dioceseofjoliet.org

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Race Against Hate

June 21 @ 6:30 am - 10:00 am
Floyd Long Field Evanston, + Google Map
$47

On Father’s Day each June, the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate brings together thousands of people from all over Chicagoland to run and walk in unity against racial hatred and violence. There's a 5K/10K run and walk & youth mile/half mile, so whether you’re a casual walker or a competitive runner, there’s a place for you! The Race Against Hate honors the legacy of Ricky Byrdsong, former Northwestern University Basketball Coach, Vice President of Affairs at Aon Corporation, and…

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