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April 2019

Ignatian Volunteer Corps Evening of Gratitude

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Misericordia Home, 6300 N. Ridge Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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5:30 pm - Mass 6:30 pm - Awards Program The Madonna della Strata Award -- Old St. Patrick's Church Outreach The Ignatian Spirituality Award -- Fr. Rick McGurn SJ Ignatian Volunteer Corps. Service Partner -- Madonna Mission Dinner reception to follow in the Lois Gates Courtyard Room Please respond by April 19  

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May 2019

Disrupting the Violence: Precious Blood Ministries Annual Spring Gala

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Floating World Gallery, 1925 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Israeli Colonialism and the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Past, Present, Future

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Chapel at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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Featuring the speaker, Amira Hass, who draws on 30 years of experience as an Israeli journalist and analyst who has achieved unparalleled immersion in Palestinian communities in the West Bank and Gaza. In 1989 she joined the Israeli daily newspaper, Haaretz and has been its correspondent for the Occupied Palestinian Territories since 1993. She has lived in the West Bank city of Ramallah since 1997. Ramallah Chronicles, a compilation of her articles between 1997-2003, was published in 2005. Before taking…

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The Color of Law: How Our Government Segregated America

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015 United States
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Featuring Richard Rothstein, an American historian and academic. His research focuses on the history of segregation in the United States with regards to educationand housing. His most recent work is The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America whichexplores Rothstein's contention that racial housing segregation is in fact the result of government policy, both federal, state, and local. The book was positively received; a review in The New York Times said that there was "no better history" of housing segregation, while Rachel Cohen of Slate called The Color of Law "essential." …

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Put Away Your Sword: Gospel Nonviolence in a Violent World

May 3 - May 5
DePaul University Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL United States
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In 2017, on the 50th anniversary of the Vatican's first World Day of Peace message, Pope Francis issued the groundbreaking statement, "Nonviolence: A Style of Politics for Peace." It was perhaps the Vatican's first official statement on active nonviolence, and it raises a number of important questions for the world Church: Is God nonviolent, and does God want us to renounce violence as well? In a violent world, does nonviolence work? In this conference, speakers from around the world—Lebanon, Kenya,…

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Keep Hope Alive

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
IBEW Local 134 Union Hall, 2722 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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A benefit for the Archdiocese of Chicago immigration ministry, hosted by Cardinal Blase Cupich, featuring: Awards Wine/Beer/Soda World Cuisine Buffet Multi-Ethnic Dancers RSVP by May 8th Call 312-534-8383 for tickets or more information.    

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Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge St.
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Featuring Emily Bazelon Staff writer, New York Times Magazine. Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law, Yale Law School. Author, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy, and the brand-new Charged. Interviewer: Geoffrey R. Stone Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago. Former Provost, University of Chicago. Author of numerous books on constitutional law; most recently, The Free Speech Century.

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June 2019

Prophetic Communities, Contemplation, and the Common Good with Sister Simone Campbell, SSS

June 9 - June 12
St. Mary’s College, Le Mans Hall, 149, St Mary S College
Notre Dame, IN 46556 United States
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Take time for an intellectual and spiritual retreat this summer. Through illuminative lectures and question and answer time, keynote seminar speaker Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, will describe characteristics of prophetic communities and the role of contemplation calling us toward the common good. Additional speakers Meghan J. Clark and Nichole M. Flores will provide theological context for the common good and practical illustrations of prophetic communities today. Seminar participants will also enjoy meals and fellowship together, Eucharistic liturgies, and optional evening activities to nurture mind, body, and spirit. Books…

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