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)
Every Friday (6 p.m.): Rice & Spice International Slow Foods Dinner at the Gaia House Interfaith Center (913 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale) Wednesday, January 18: "Women in Jewish and Muslim Traditions" -- Jewish/Muslim Text Study. Contact Annemarie (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Sunday, January 22 (2-4 p.m.): "The Fabric of Our Faith: An Interfaith Dialogue Expressed Through Fabric Art" at The Peoples Church (941 W. Lawrence Ave., Molly's Cafe, floor 3 1/2, Chicago)
Friday, January 27 (7:30 p.m.): Peace Concert featuring Cuba d'Angelo at Soka Gakkai International-USA (1455 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago)
Sunday, January 29 (3 p.m.): "Harmonies of Faith: North Shore Interfaith Choral Concert" that includes songs from various faith traditions (Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, Evanston). Click HERE for more information.
Tuesday, January 31 (8:30-9:30 a.m.): Greater Springfield Interfaith Association Board Meeting (Temple Israel, Springfield)