I recently returned from the Interfaith conference in Nashville, TN called "The Big I". There were religious leaders, philosophers, and writers from all over the country.
There will be videos and a book coming out soon with all the speakers and papers from the conference. In the meantime, you can read a preliminary version of the paper I presented by clicking here.
-- by Theodore Richards
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 (11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.): Greater Springfield Interfaith Association meeting, with the topic “What is GSIA About?: Past, Present, Future” (Unity Church, 417 Cordelia, Springfield, IL 62703)
Tuesday, February 7 (8 p.m.): "Interfaith and Social Justice Movements" (Murphy Lounge and Gallery, University YMCA, Urbana-Champaign)
Monday, February 13 (7-8 p.m.): Champaign Urbana Interfaith Alliance meeting at the First Mennonite Church (902 W. Springfield Ave., Champaign). Contact: Colleen Vojak
Wednesday, February 15 (4:30-5:30 p.m.): "Revival and Reform in Islam," a public lecture by Abdulkarim Soroush, Visiting Professor in the Divinity School. In the Swift Lecture Hall of the Div. School (3rd Floor) at the University of Chicago.
Tuesday, February 21 (7-9 p.m.): Poetry Pals Community Evening at the Solomon Schechter Day School (9301 Gross Point Road in Skokie). Featuring poetry and performances by local students from Muslim, Jewish and Catholic schools. All are welcome, includes a community dialogue. Contact Adam Shames for more info.
Thursday, February 23 (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.): GIFT Planning Meeting at Holy Land Diner meeting room (107 W. Cook St. in Springfield)
Friday, February 24 (7 p.m.): "Trio Diverso: International Mosaic" Peace Concert at SGI-USA Chicago Culture Center (1455 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago)
Saturday, February 25 (4-5 p.m.): "The End of the World" discussion hosted by Treasures of Uptown, at Inspiration Kitchens (4715 N. Sheridan Road in Chicago). Treasures of Uptown hosts a fun, informal, interfaith discussion group, open to anyone and everyone. This month's topic, part of the Spiritual Beans" series -- the End of the World! Everyone has heard about "the end of the world". Supposedly the Mayan calendar has it scheduled for this year, but what does that even mean? Is it the Earth falling into the sun? The end of human life on the planet? The beginning of a new age? Is there anything to this idea, and why do we seem to be so enamored with it? Join us as we discuss "the end of the world" from the perspective of our own faith traditions and that of popular culture.
Wednesday, February 29 (6 p.m.): The Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council holds its Winter Quarterly Meeting: 1) Dinner (funded by free will contributions) between 6 and 7 p.m.; 2) Panel presentation on The Religious Response to the Occupy Movement, between 7 and 8 p.m.; 3) The Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council's quarterly business meeting. (Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago)