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Socially Responsible Investing Symposium

Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

Sponsored by Marquette University Office for Peacemaking. Featuring keynote speaker, Rev. Séamus Finn, OMI, Chair of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility PROGRAM 4:00 p.m.         Keynote Address - Séamus Finn, OMI 4:45 p.m.        Socially Responsible Investing Panel Christopher Merker, Moderator (Marquette University – Sustainable Finance) Laura Gough, (Baird – Investment Consulting) Nadelle Grossman (Marquette University – Law...

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Free

Chicago Youth Climate Strike

Grant Park Chicago, IL

On September 20th, three days before the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City, young people and adults will strike all across the U.S. and the world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. Meet at Grant Park at the intersection of S. Columbus Dr. and E. Roosevelt Rd. for...

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Creating Communities of Welcome: What Would You Have Us Do?

Catholic Theological Union 5416 South Cornell St., Chicago, IL

Panelists: U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky, Illinois’s 9th Congressional District Theologian Carmen M. Nanko-Fernandez, Catholic Theological Union Attorney Irakere Picon, Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) For more information about Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants go to www.sistersandbrothersofimmigrants.com $25 suggested donation; students with school ID – free Free parking available at Catholic Theological Union. To register, simply...

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$25

Money and Spirituality

St. Nicolas Parish 806 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL

Featuring Juan Lorenzo Hinojosa There are many things in life more important than money, among them family and health.  On the other hand, we need money, we work for it, we use it, we even might be confused and conflicted about it.  In this session, we will explore how we relate to money and  how...

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Chicago Area Peace Action 40th Annual Dinner

Unitarian Church of Evanston 1330 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL

Featuring keynote speaker: June Sekera who will address: The Public Economy for the Common Good: How We Can and Must Rescue Climate Policy from the Grip of the Market and the Clutches of Finance Capitalism. Also honoring Jerome McDonnell & Steve Bynam with the Pursuit of Peace Award for their work on Worldview on WBEZ....

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The Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants 2019 Solidarity Gala

Misericordia Home 6300 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago, IL

Cocktails, Silent Auction & Raffle, Dinner Buffet and Program ICDI supports immigrants in detention centers, children's centers, immigration court, deportation centers; helps immigrants get home to family after release and provides housing with wrap-around care for immigrants who know no one in the country.  

$150

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

Evanston Township High School 1600 Dodge St., Evanston, IL

Featuring Emily Bazelon, staff Writer at The New York Times Magazine, Truman Capote fellow for Creative Writing and Law and Lecturer at Yale Law School. Faith in the American criminal justice system has long been contingent on the idea that there is a fair contest between two equal adversaries, the prosecution and the defense. But this...

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Asian Slavery in the Americas: Franciscanism, Race and Identity in the Asian American Experience

Catholic Theological Union 5416 South Cornell St., Chicago, IL

Featuring Linh Hoang OFM, PhD in the the Dun Scotus lecture series at Catholic Theological Union (CTU). The movement of Asian slaves between the 16th and 19th century is not well-known. Examining this history brings to mind new questions about the earliest presence of Asians in North America, the Franciscan struggle with colonialism, and the...

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Fully Alive Radio Program of the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity

Join us on WNDZ 750-AM from 8-9am on the first Wednesday of the month for Fully Alive, the monthly radio program of the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity. Our program explores the social mission of the Catholic Church and discusses issues and themes that bring Catholic social teaching into action.

Juvenile Justice Initiative Summit

Based in Evanston, Illinois, the Juvenile Justice Initiative works to achieve humane, equitable and sustainable reforms for children and young adults in the justice system.

A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates

DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place, Chicago, IL

Ta-Nehisi Coates, is the National Book Award-recipient for his 2015 work Between the World and Me. The prolific Atlantic correspondent will discuss his new book, The Water Dancer, with renowned Chicago poet Tara Betts. Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power and he is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. The Water...

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$50

A Safer Chicago

Michigan Shores Club 911 Michigan Ave., Wilmette, IL

A unique convening of experts who work to study and prevent violence on the streets of Chicago through immediate and long-term solutions. The panel will feature perspectives of the Chicago Police Department, the Mayor's Office, the University of Chicago, and an individual with lived experience from East Garfield Park. The event is free, but please...

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Free

The Water Dancer: An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates

Evanston Township High School 1600 Dodge St., Evanston, IL

In only a decade’s time, Ta-Nehisi Coates has produced some of our country’s most seminal pieces of non-fiction writing. Whether in personal narratives like Between the World and Me or reportage like “The Case for Reparations,” his luminous prose and gift for examining our most urgent struggles through a historical and cultural lens has transformed our notions of...

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National Pilgrimage to El Paso

Join other people of faith for a national pilgrimage to El Paso that is being organized by a growing coalition of Catholic Latinx leaders and partner organizations including the Coalition for Spiritual and Public Leadership. A group from Chicago will depart on the evening of Wednesday, October 9 and return on Monday, October 14. In...

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$400

Science and Religion: Prerequisites for an Integral Ecology

Dominican University Priory Auditorium 7200 West Division St., River Forest, IL

Featuring Nancy Tuckman PhD and Michael Schuck PhD, who will explore the interdisciplinary work around science, ethics, spirituality and action necessary for healing our Earth.  

$10

Harvest of Hope Dinner

Michigan Shores Club 911 Michigan Ave., Wilmette, IL

Catholic Charities North Regional Services will present their 2019 Heart of Charity Award to Phil Andrew, former FBI agent and current Archdiocese Violence Prevention Director. Phil has been a tireless advocate for Chicago and Catholic Charities violence prevention efforts. The evening will include a cocktail reception, dinner, auctions and new this year, music and dancing!...

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$175

A Bold Peace: Costa Rica’s Demilitarization

DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church 1828 Old Naperville Road., Naperville, IL

Join us for the film "A Bold Peace" on Costa Rica, and discussion of Education vs. Militarization with veteran Rory Fanning from World Beyond War and with a representative of Immigrant Solidarity DuPage. "The money other countries spend on arms, here (in this little Central American republic) is spent on roads, running water, electricity, hospitals,...

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Free

A Chicago Conversation with Jim Wallis

University Church Chicago 5655 S. University Ave., Chicago, IL

Jim Wallis, the founder and editor of Sojourners magazine, will be in conversation with several local Chicago leaders (to be announced) to discuss the concept of "Reclaiming Jesus" and the ways in which Christ's followers are to engage in this world of increasing political and spiritual crisis. Sojourners is seeking to foster dialogue among different...

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Free

The U Turn

Dominican University Martin Recital Hall 7900 Division St., River Forest, IL

Film screening followed by Q&A with the director, Luis Argueta. The film brings into focus the human face of the immigrants, their resilience and the vision of communities, which recognize the contributions immigrants make to American society.

Free

Changing Perceptions of the “Other” Through Interfaith, Humanitarian Actions

Lewis University, St. Charles Borromeo Hall 101 N. Airport Rd., Romeoville, IL

Featuring Zaher & Suzanne Sahloul, who will reflect on their many humanitarian experiences around the globe and in Chicagoland. How do interfaith actions bear witness to the "others" dignity and move us beyond polite dialogue to new levels of interfaith and intercultural encounter? Zaher is a Critical Care Specialist and Associate Clinical Professor at the...

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Love God, Love Creation: An Immersion into a Sacred Journey 

University of St. Mary of the Lake 1000 E. Maple Ave., Mundelein, IL

Join us in Mundelein for a spiritual retreat based on Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, On Care for Our Common Home.  This day will include prayer by St. Mary’s lake, opportunities to spend time in creation, Mass, input and reflection. The day will be facilitated by Fr. Ed Shea, Brian Leonard, Michael Terrien, and Van Bensett. For...

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$75

Open House Chicago

Muslim Community Center 4380 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL

The Muslim Community Center welcomes visitors from the Chicago area. Join us for Henna, snacks & much more. Tour the mosque. Learn about Islam. Meet the Imam.

Curt’s Cafe 7th Annual “Party with Purpose”

Unitarian Church of Evanston 1330 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL

An evening of celebration and gratitude honoring Evanston police officers Adam Howard and Enjoli Daley. Also featuring a premium silent auction and raffle, full bar and dinner.

$150

Is God Non-violent? A Journey Through the Bible

St. Nicolas Parish 806 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL

Featuring Dr. Bill Cavanaugh, who will address both Old and New Testaments, and help us rethink old images and metaphors. Dr. Cavanaugh is Professor of Catholic Studies and Director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University.  His degrees are from the universities of Notre Dame, Cambridge, and Duke. He is...

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Moving Beyond Race & Toward the Reign of God

St. Jude Franciscan Hall 241 W. 2nd Ave., New Lenox, IL

Presented by: Andrew Lyke, SFO Racism reveals a failure to acknowledge the inherent dignity of all people who are children of God. How can we make God's reign present in our own life? Lyke is nationally renowned Catholic leader in the areas of Family Life Ministry, Anti-racism, Community Organizing, and Black Catholic Outreach. From 2011...

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Grow!

Hyatt Regency O'Hare 9300 Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL

Breakthrough Urban Ministry Annual Benefit 5:30 pm Registration & Gallery Space Open 6:30 pm Ballroom Opens 7:00 - 9:00 pm Dinner & Program Hear stories of personal growth and catch the vision of Breakthrough's future. Enjoy special performances from the inaugural youth orchestra and youth dance team.  

Bringing Hope to the Nearly Forgotten: Migrant Detainees in the Deep South

Loyola University Chicago School of Law 26 E. Pearson St., Chicago, IL

Amnesty International, The Council on American Islamic Relations, the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America and Refugee One is pleased to invite you to a program with noted immigration attorney Marty Rosenbluth, who will be speaking about his work helping undocumented migrants and asylum seekers in detention. Marty relocated to Lumpkin, Georgia to be...

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Free

Emmaus House Catholic Worker Dinner

Emmaus Catholic Worker House 1839 S. Troy Street, Chicago, IL

This “come and see” activity is designed for young adults in their 20's and 30's who wish to build community, encounter social realities impacting communities in Chicago, and reflect on the ways our faith calls us to action. A follow up justice-focused faith sharing group will be launched in January 2020. Register here: by October...

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Just Roots Volunteer Activity

Just Roots 500 South Federal Street, Chicago, IL

Join a group of young adults volunteering at Just Roots - an organization that empowers communities to develop access to local, sustainably grown food through community building, education, and sustainable farming. Afterwards, the group will be headed to Peach's restaurant 4652 S King Dr, Chicago for brunch   for anyone who would like to join!...

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Building Bridges Not Walls: A Call to All Catholic Communities

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville, IL

Featuring: Keynote speaker Elena Segura, the Senior Coordinator for Immigration for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Ms. Segura leads a national initiative of the Archdiocese of Chicago to develop and implement Pastoral Migratoria, which she founded in 2008 as an immigrant-led ministry for service, justice and accompaniment in parish communities. Since the 2005 inception of the...

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St. Clement Parish 10th Annual Fair Trade Market

St. Clement School 2524 N. Orchard St., Chicago, IL

The event will feature over 20 fair trade vendors who work with artisans from around the world. Fair trade is an alternate business model that guarantees 1) workers receive just wages for their work, 2) workers work in safe working conditions, 3) the environment is protected during the production process, and 4) there is no...

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River of Fire: One Woman’s Spiritual Journey to Get Jesus Right

Dominican University Lund Auditorium 7900 W. Division St., River Forest, IL

Featuring Sr. Helen Prejean, known for her commitment to the dignity of all people -- particularly in her work against the death penalty -- will speak on her recent memoir, "River of Fire," which chronicles the story of her spiritual journey.

$10

Fully Alive Radio Program of the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity

Join us on WNDZ 750-AM from 8-9am on the first Wednesday of the month for Fully Alive, the monthly radio program of the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity. Our program explores the social mission of the Catholic Church and discusses issues and themes that bring Catholic social teaching into action.

Detained: Stories of Immigration Detention

Roosevelt University Gage Gallery 425 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL

A long-term documentary project by Greg Constantine, featuring large-scale panoramas of detention centers around the country as well as accounts drawn from audio recordings taken from individuals who were detained and/or deported. The purpose of the project is to investigate and expose the the injustice of immigration detention practices around the world and the impact,...

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Free

Biblical Themes in Laudato Si’

Dominican University Priory Auditorium 7200 West Division St., River Forest, IL

Featuring Diane Bergant CSA, PhD, who will offer biblical grounding for 3 important themes in Laudato Si: our understanding of human nature, the interconnectedness of all creation and the interdependence of all creatures.

$10

Globalfest 2019

National Museum of Mexican Art 1852 W 19th St, Chicago

Join us for our 13th annual benefit bash, THE fair trade party of the year. All tickets include: Open bar with fair trade wine, local craft beer, cider, & kombucha Tasty global buffet Eclectic music Private access to the acclaimed Day of the Dead exhibit until 7pm A fun and inspiring crowd A wildly popular...

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$79.00

Words Matter

Loyola Academy 1100 Laramie Avenue, Wilmette, IL

An evening with Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, and Holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall in an interfaith dialogue about the hate speech that gave rise to the Holocaust and the language that continues to fuel the rising tide of antisemitism, racism and xenophobia in the world today. Participate in the conversation by submitting questions on...

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Catholic Campaign for Human Development Collection

On November 23-24, dioceses across the United States will take up the collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. This collection supports low-income and marginalized communities in their efforts to provide access to affordable housing, health care, jobs, employee-owned businesses, and rights for immigrants. 50% of the local collection stays here in the Chicago...

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GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

Fully Alive Radio Program of the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity

Join us on WNDZ 750-AM from 8-9am on the first Wednesday of the month for Fully Alive, the monthly radio program of the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity. Our program explores the social mission of the Catholic Church and discusses issues and themes that bring Catholic social teaching into action.

Chicago’s Big Sleep Out

DePaul University Lincoln Park Campus Quad 1100 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL

DePaul University is pleased to host Chicago’s Big Sleep Out to raise awareness and funds to help the more than 9,000 Chicagoans who are experiencing street and shelter homelessness. As an urban university, DePaul is deeply involved in the life of a global community. It assists in finding just solutions to community problems, especially those...

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$20.00

More than a Catholic Voice

Diocese of Joliet Blanchette Center 16555 Weber Rd., Crest Hill, IL

Part of the Diocese of Joliet, Lunch & Learn series. Our vote is also our witness to the world. Join us as we reflect on how to continue forming our conscience in the midst of such political divisiveness. RSVP to eavilaolea@dioceseofjoliet.org

XIV Annual Posada: Seeking Immigration Reform

101 West Congress Parkway / Ida B. Wells Parkway Chicago, IL

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.” Meet at 101 West Congress Parkway / Ida B. Wells Parkway The route will begin at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (71 West Van Buren Street) and continue to...

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Arise Chicago Faith-Labor-Action Breakfast

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399 2260 S. Grove St., Chicago, IL

8:00am Breakfast 8:30am Program Operating Engineers Local 399 Hall - 2260 S. Grove Ave. in Chicago (one-fourth block west of Canal and one block south of Cermak - free parking) Featuring: Keynote Speaker and Faithful Leadership Award Bob Reiter, President, Chicago Federation of Labor Prophetic Leadership Award Dian Palmer, President, Service Employees International Union Local...

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$150

Brightness of Noon, Part II

St. Damian Parish 5300 W. 155th St., Oak Forest, IL

Part of the Archdiocese of Chicago series, "Exploring Immigration Issues Through Film and Discussion," this acclaimed two-part documentary challenges us to ask: Who are we when our country refuses to provide refuge to people fleeing violence? For more information, contact Mary Lou Matheke at mmatheke@archchicago.org, Miguel Salazar at msalazar@archchicago.org or 312.534.8508 or visit catholicsandimmigrants.org.

Free

Who is Dayani Cristal?

St. Clement Church 642 W. Deming Place, Chicago

Part of the Archdiocese of Chicago series, "Exploring Immigration Issues Through Film and Discussion," tells the story of a migrant who found himself in the deadly stretch of desert known as “the corridor of death” and shows how one life becomes testimony to the tragic results of the U.S. war on immigration. For more information,...

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Free

One Border One Body

Our Lady of Perpetual Hope 1775 Grove Street, Glenview, IL

Part of the Archdiocese of Chicago series, "Exploring Immigration Issues Through Film and Discussion," tells the story of an annual liturgy on the American/Mexican border that unites people beyond political constructions which attempt to divide them. For more information, contact Mary Lou Matheke at mmatheke@archchicago.org, Miguel Salazar at msalazar@archchicago.org or 312.534.8508 or visit catholicsandimmigrants.org.

Free

Icebox

Old St. Patrick Parish 711 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL

Part of the Archdiocese of Chicago series, "Exploring Immigration Issues Through Film and Discussion," tells the story of a 12-year-old Honduran boy who is forced to flee his home and seek asylum in the United States, only to find himself trapped in the U.S. immigration system. For more information, contact Mary Lou Matheke at mmatheke@archchicago.org,...

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Free

Beyond Borders

Ascension Parish 801 S. East Ave., Oak Park, IL

Part of the Archdiocese of Chicago series, "Exploring Immigration Issues Through Film and Discussion," examines US policy decisions that triggered the rise of undocumented immigration and explores the under-reported lives of Mexicans living and raising families in the United States. For more information, please contact Mary Lou Matheke at mmatheke@archchicago.org, Miguel Salazar at msalazar@archchicago.org or 312.534.8508...

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Free

Who is Dayani Cristal?

St. Mary Parish 1012 Lake St., Evanston, IL

Part of the Archdiocese of Chicago series, "Exploring Immigration Issues Through Film and Discussion," tells the story of a migrant who found himself in the deadly stretch of desert known as “the corridor of death” and shows how one life becomes testimony to the tragic results of the U.S. war on immigration. For more information,...

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Free

Icebox

St. George Parish 6707 W. 175th St., Tinley Park, IL

Part of the Archdiocese of Chicago series, "Exploring Immigration Issues Through Film and Discussion," tells the story of a 12-year-old Honduran boy who is forced to flee his home and seek asylum in the United States, only to find himself trapped in the U.S. immigration system. For more information, please contact Mary Lou Matheke at...

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Free

Who is Dayani Cristal?

St. Michael Parish 14327 Highland Ave., Orland Park, IL

Part of the Archdiocese of Chicago series, "Exploring Immigration Issues Through Film and Discussion," tells the story of a migrant who found himself in the deadly stretch of desert known as “the corridor of death” and shows how one life becomes testimony to the tragic results of the U.S. war on immigration. For more information,...

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Free

Brightness of Noon, Part II

St. Teresa of Avila Parish 1033 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL

Part of the Archdiocese of Chicago series, "Exploring Immigration Issues Through Film and Discussion," this acclaimed two-part documentary challenges us to ask: Who are we when our country refuses to provide refuge to people fleeing violence? 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.

Free

Faith-Based Responses to the Violence in Chicago

Catholic Theological Union 5416 South Cornell St., Chicago, IL

3:00 pm -- Mass presided by Fr. Dave Kelly CPPS: Executive Director of the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation 4:00 pm -- Panel presentation with: Phil Andrew: Director of Violence Prevention Initiatives, Archdiocese of Chicag Jane Charney: Director of Domestic Affairs, Jewish Community Relations Council, Jewish United Fund Shamar Hemphill: Associate Director, Inner-City Muslim Action...

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Posada

Assumption Parish 323 W. Illinois St., Chicago, IL

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...

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Free

Renewal

Winnetka Congregational Church 725 Pine St., Winnetka, IL

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.

Free

Posada

St. Christopher Parish 4130 W. 147th St., Midlothian, IL

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...

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Free

Bread for the World Regional Webinar

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  

Bread for the World Regional Webinar

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

Revolution of the Heart: The Dorothy Day Story

Loyola University Water Tower Campus, Regents Hall Lewis Towers 111 E. Pearson St., Chicago, IL

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.  

Free

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

The Union League Club of Chicago 65 W. Jackson St., Chicago, IL

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...

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$55.00

Feminism and Islam

Muslim Education Center 8601 N. Menard St., Morton Grove, IL

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...

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The African American Experience in the Northshore

Northbrook Public Library 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL

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)

After Parkland

Regal Webster Place 11 1471 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, IL

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...

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$15.12

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

Dominican University Lund Auditorium 7900 W. Division St., River Forest, IL

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,"...

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$30

How to Be an Antiracist

Northwestern University Rebecca Crown Center 633 Clark St., Evanston, IL

Featuring Ibram Kendi, author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (2016) and How to be an Antiracist (2019) When the first Black president headed into the White House, Americans were imagining their nation as colorblind and went so far as to call it post-racial. With the arrival of...

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A Night at the Races

De La Salle Institute 3434 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

Celebrate and support the mission of the Br. David Darst Center at our annual fundraiser, A Night at the Races! Join us for a fun night of competition as we "place bets" on horse races for a chance to win some great prizes. We will also have LIVE MUSIC from The Tony Bondi Project, a...

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$30

The Catholic Vote and the 2020 Election

Catholic Theological Union 5416 South Cornell St., Chicago, IL

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...

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Free

Guns in Our Community? Why You Should Care

Temple Jeremiah 937 Happ Rd., Northfield, IL

Thirty years after one the nation’s first school shooters opened fire in Hubbard Woods, the subject of guns remains a topic of importance for our community and for our nation. Please join us for a thought provoking interchange as we gather an esteemed and diverse panel of experts representing different viewpoints to inform and educate...

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Going Green Matters

Michigan Shores Club 911 Michigan Ave., Wilmette, IL

Go Green Wilmette’s premier environmental fair draws more than 1,400 participants from twenty communities. The theme this year is “Trees: Back To Our Roots.” Explore more than 80 exhibits on the importance of trees and: Plastic solutions Saving energy Transportation choices Green landscaping Growing your own food Connecting to nature Protecting precious places Green home design...

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Intersections of Privilege and Color

Diocese of Joliet Blanchette Center 16555 Weber Rd., Crest Hill, IL

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

The Sultan and the Saint

Winnetka Congregational Church 725 Pine St., Winnetka, IL

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.

Free

ACDVO Network All Parish Meeting

St. John of the Cross Parish 5005 S Wolf Road, Western Springs, IL

Archdiocese of Chicago Domestic Violence Outreach Featuring: Fr. Charles Dahm, O.P.:   ACDVO News Speaker: Jessica Caccavallo, MSW, LSW on Teen Relationships Committee Chairs: Activity updates CDC Dating Matters Curriculum Benefit Gala tickets for March 28th Note: The Gala Committee is accepting gift baskets and raffle items. Bring them to the meeting or contact: gala.acdvo@gmail.com

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Evanston Township High School 1600 Dodge St., Evanston, IL

Featuring Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D., University of Washington education professor and author of 2018 New York Times bestselling book "White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism." On March 16th, 7:00 PM, Prof. DiAngelo will join us at Evanston Township High School to She will share her exploration on the counterproductive...

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ICDI Art Exhibit & Sale

Morgan Park Academy Art Gallery 2153 W. 111th St., Chicago, IL

A unique selection of art representing immigrants, benefiting the Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants. Refreshments included. Parking lot entrance off 112th St.

$65.00

The Refugee Experience

Howard Area Community Center 7648 N Paulina St., Chicago, IL

Do you work with students from refugee backgrounds? Are you looking for ways to help them gain confidence in their new life in the U.S.? At this training, Helen Sweitzer from Refugee One will present a deeper understanding of what your refugee students may have gone through. She'll also describe the realities of their life...

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$25

ReImagining Restorative Justice in Will County

Lewis University, St. Charles Borromeo Hall 101 N. Airport Rd., Romeoville, IL

Speakers from local restorative justice centers will share their inspiration and strategies for growing the presence of restorative justice in the Chicago area. For more information, contact Edith Avila Olea: eavilaolea@dioceseofjoliet.org or Christie Billups: billupCh@lewisu.edu      

Care of Creation

Living Word Center 800 N. Fernandez Ave. B, Arlington Heights, IL

Part of the Intersection of Racism, Immigration and Care of Creation discussion series, sponsored by the Sisters of the Living Word, Fr. Stephen Mitten SJ, will lead a discussion on the care of creation. A complimentary lunch is included. RSVP by March 20th at www.slw.org or call 847-577-5972.

Free

Engaging Outside One’s Faith: Perspectives from Within the Abrahamic Tent

Catholic Theological Union 5416 South Cornell St., Chicago, IL

In Good Faith: Jews, Christians and Muslims sharing perspectives on issues that matter to our faith communities and our world. While each member of a family may live a unique and fulfilling life, their differentiated experiences create opportunities to strengthen connections within the broader family unit. Members of the Abrahamic family have all preserved and...

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Good Friday Walk for Justice

Join us as we walk together to reflect, pray, proclaim and celebrate the many ways that Hope Rises in Courageous Community. Gather at the corner of Michigan and Ida B. Wells Dr. To support this year's walk, please make checks payable to CRLN (memo GFWalk) and mail to CRLN, 5655 S. University Ave. Chicago, 60637...

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Rise Up and Walk: Catholicism and Health Care Across the Globe

DePaul University Student Center 2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL

The Catholic Church is perhaps the largest provider of health care in the world. From sophisticated Catholic hospital systems to small rural clinics, the Church continues the legacy of healing begun by Jesus. Today, however, the gap between technologically advanced medicine and the needs of the desperately poor continues to widen. This conference will address...

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Taking Care of Our Earth – What Our Sacred Texts Teach

Winnetka Congregational Church 725 Pine St., Winnetka, IL

A panel discussion of various religious leaders moderated by Rev. Brian Sauder, President and Executive Director of Faith in Place. The panelists will include: Dianne Bergant CSA PhD Professor of Old Testament Studies at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Craig Loehle PhD, Principal Scientist at the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement Rabbi...

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Fiesta Gala

Hilton Orrington Hotel IL

Annual fundraiser for Solidarity Bridge. Honored guest: Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago 2020 Solidarity Bridge Recipient: St. Nicholas Parish Special Recognition: St. Clement, Holy Name Cathedral, St. Mary Evanston, Queen of All Saints Bascillica The silent auction will feature Bolivian wines!

$175

CTU Blessed are the Peacemakers Trustee Dinner

Palmer House Hotel 17 E. Monroe St., Chicago, IL

Rev. Mark R. Francis, CSV, President and the Board of Trustees of Catholic Theological Union invite you to reserve the evening for a special celebration honoring Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald, M. Afr. Recipient of Blessed are the Peacemakers Award for Pioneering Leadership in Interreligious Dialogue The Simon Family Recipient of Diakonia Award A Chicago Family of...

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$500

The Plight of the Middle East

Diocese of Joliet Blanchette Center 16555 Weber Rd., Crest Hill, IL

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

Race Against Hate

Floyd Long Field Evanston

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...

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$47

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

A  Family Action Network (FAN) virtual event featuring Heather McGhee and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. “Why can’t we have nice things?” This is the question that Heather McGhee asks at the outset of her groundbreaking book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. A majority of Americans agree...

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What Can Your Parish Can Do about Domestic Violence and Teen Dating Violence?

A presentation organized by the Archdiocese of Chicago Domestic Violence Outreach, featuring Fr. Charles Dahm, O.P. and the ACDVO Education team. This one-hour online seminar will provide essential background knowledge needed for parishes as they develop their Domestic Violence Outreach Ministry. The next webcast is Saturday, February 20th at 10:00 am. and will include "live" Q...

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Rise Up and Walk: Catholicism and Health Care across the Globe

A virtual conference organized by DePaul University's Center for World Catholicism & Intercultural Theology (CWCIT) that will address some of the most pressing issues facing Catholic health care providers around the globe and bring together speakers from Uganda, India, Ecuador, South Korea, Kenya, the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and Zambia. Panels will discuss Catholic health...

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