Every Friday (6 p.m.): Rice & Spice International Slow Foods Dinner at the Gaia House Interfaith Center (913 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale)


Tuesday, May 1 (8 p.m.): "The Future of Interfaith" (Murphy Lounge and Gallery, University YMCA, Urbana-Champaign)

Wednesday, May 8 (11:45 a.m.): Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield presented by the Greater Springfield Interfaith Association (700 North Fourth Street)

Wednesday, May 9 (8:15 a.m.): Interfaith Action to End Hunger at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (4100 W. Ann Lurie Place in Chicago.

Dr. Ingrid Mattson gives a lecture -- "Protecting 'Natural Goodness -- The Collective Obligation"
at the Chicago Theological Seminary
presented by the Center for Jewish, Christian & Islamic Studies at the University of Chicago

Saturday, May 12 (1 p.m.): Sharing Sacred Spaces event at the Downtown Islamic Center (231 S. State St., Chicago)


Friday, May 25 (7 p.m.): Peace Concert at SGI-USA Chicago Culture Center (1455 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago)
 
Tuesday, April 3 (8 p.m.): "Interfaith and Environmentalism" (Murphy Lounge and Gallery, University YMCA, Urbana-Champaign)

Every Friday (6 p.m.): Rice & Spice International Slow Foods Dinner at the Gaia House Interfaith Center (913 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale)

Jim Wallis is the CEO of Sojourners magazine. Wallis recently served on the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and currently serves as the chair of the Global Agenda Council on Faith for the World Economic Forum.
Friday, April 27 (7 p.m.): The SGI -USA Chicago Peace Concert Series presents We have a Dream - Living a Culture of Peace Featuring James Sanders and Friends James Sanders and Friends, in concert at the SGI-USA Chicago Culture Center (1455 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago).

 
"Spring, Rebirth, and Renewal" was an interfaith arts event that happened at the Ridgeville Community House in Evanston. It was a dynamic event, with readings from sacred texts as well as poetry readings, and musical performances.

 

Thursday, March 1 (6 p.m.): Interfaith Forum at Oakton Community College. Oakton faculty discuss the three Ibrahimovic religions and Hinduism to enlighten people about the similarities between the religions. 1600 E. Golf Rd., Rm 1604-1606, Des Plaines, IL 60016. 

Thursday, March 1 (8-10 p.m.): Interfaith Peer Counseling Launch Party at Southside Hub of Production (SHoP) (5638 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60615). The UChicago Interfaith Peer Counseling Initiative is throwing a party to celebrate the launch of its new library & office in the basement of Rockefeller Chapel. This Interfaith Peer Counseling Launch Party features PostSecret card-making to fight the stigma of mental illness, and will also include live music performances and free vegan desserts. Open to the public!

Every Friday (6 p.m.): Rice & Spice International Slow Foods Dinner at the Gaia House Interfaith Center (913 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale) Friday, March 30 (7 p.m.): Peace Concert at SGI-USA Chicago Culture Center (1455 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago)

Tuesday, March 6 (8 p.m.): "Women and Interfaith" (Murphy Lounge and Gallery, University YMCA, Urbana-Champaign)

Thursday, March 15 (6:30 p.m.): Cafe Finjan at the Columbia College's Conaway Center (1104 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago. Visit the CAIR website for more info. 

Sunday, March 25 (7 p.m.): Spring, Rebirth & Renewal: an interfaith arts event at the Ridgeville Community House (908 Seward St., Evanston, IL 60202). Suggested donation, open to the public. Click here for more info.

 
 
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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) 
 
The "Harmonies of Faith" North Shore Interfaith Choral Concert happened in Evanston this afternoon; two magnificent choirs performed -- The Campanella Children's Choir and North Shore Interfaith Choir. "Harmonies of Faith" happened in the beautiful  Alice Millar Chapel at Northwestern University, with a receptive audience contributing to the dynamic experience. 

Program

Campanella Children's Choir
Marianna Kosaya, conducting

  1. Zima ("The Winter") -- music by A. Grechaninov, words by E. Baratynskij
  2. Kolokol'chiki ("The Bells”) -- music by M. Ancev, words by A. Tolstoj
  3. Russian folk song “Pojdu l' ya vyjdu l' ya"
  4. Ukrainian folk song “Oj syvaya ta I zozulen'ka” ("The Gray Cuckoo") arranged by M. Leontovich
  5. "The Alphabet Song" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
  6. "The Butterfly" -- music by C. Davidson, words by Pavel Friedman
  7. “The Arithmetic Lesson” from cantata "Kak narisovat' pticu" ("How To Draw the Bird") -- music by E. Podgajts and words by J. Prever

North Shore Interfaith Choir

  1. "Jacob's Ladder" -- Peggy Massello conducting
  2. "Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit" -- arranged by William Dawson, Van Gilmer conducting
  3. "Oseh Shalom" composed by Jeff Klepper, with Jason Kaufman conducting and Pavel Roytman accompanying on piano
  4. "Avinu Malkeynu" composed by Max Janowski, with Jason Kaufman soloing, Pavel Roytman conducting, and Diana Koffman accompanying on piano
  5. "Total Praise" composed by Richard Smallwood, with Van Gilmer conducting and Peggy Massello accompanying on piano
  6. "My God, My Adored One" composed by Van Gilmer, with Van conducting, soloing, and accompanying on piano
  7. "Let the Heavens" by Rob Weinberg, with Pavel Roytman conducting, soloing and accompanying on piano
  8. "Benediction (The Lord Bless You and Keep You)" composed by Peter Lutkin, with Van Gilmer conducting

photos from "Harmonies of Faith"


audio from "Harmonies of Faith"
Click on the triangle icons below to listen to audio recordings from the concert --  


The North Shore Interfaith Choir performing "Oseh Shalom" by Jeff Klepper,

with Pavel Roytman accompanying on piano --

The Campanella Children's Choir performing Zima ("The Winter") -- music by A. Grechaninov, words by E. Baratynskij), with Marianna Kosaya conducting: 
The Campanella Children's Choir  performing Kolokol'chiki ("The Bells”) -- music by M. Ancev, words by A. Tolstoj, with Marianna Kosaya conducting:  
The Campanella Children's Choir performing the Russian folk song “Pojdu l' ya vyjdu l' ya," with Marianna Kosaya conducting:     
The Campanella Children's Choir  performing Ukrainian folk song “Oj syvaya ta I zozulen'ka” ("The Gray Cuckoo")  arranged by M. Leontovich, with Marianna Kosaya conducting:    
The Campanella Children's Choir  performing "The Alphabet Song" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with Marianna Kosaya conducting:   
The Campanella Children's Choir  performing "The Butterfly" (music by C. Davidson, words by Pavel Friedman), with Marianna Kosaya conducting:   
The Campanella Children's Choir  performing “The Arithmetic Lesson” from cantata "Kak narisovat' pticu" ("How To Draw the Bird") -- music by E. Podgajts and words by J. Prever, with Marianna Kosaya conducting:    
The North Shore Interfaith Choir performing "Avinu Malkeynu" by Max Janowski,
with Diana Koffman accompanying on piano -- :  

The North Shore Interfaith Choir performing "Total Praise" by Richard Smallwood,
with Van Gilmer conducting and Peggy Massello accompanying on piano -- :  
The North Shore Interfaith Choir performing "My God, My Adored One,"
with Van Gilmer conducting, soloing, and accompanying on piano -- 

The North Shore Interfaith Choir performing "Let the Heavens" by Rob Weinberg,
with Pavel Roytman conducting, soloing, and accompanying on piano -- 
The North Shore Interfaith Choir performing "Benediction (The Lord Bless You
and Keep You)" by Peter Lutkin, with Van Gilmer conducting --   
"Harmonies of Faith" encore --
Here's the "Harmonies of Faith" flyer -- 
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blog post by Dan Godston

 
"Harvest, Abundance and Thanksgiving" was an interfaith performance event that happened at the Chicago Temple on Friday, October 14, 2011, before the Taizé Service. This interfaith performance event included the following -- 
  • Reverend Jean Darling read “The Summer Day," a poem by Mary Oliver. 
  • Gloria Needlman gave a reading from the Progressive Reform Prayer Book Mishkan T'filah. 
  • Brother Anthony of Taizé read “Letter from Chile" by Brother Alois, Prior of Taizé. 
  • Ellyzabeth Adler read “Only Breath" by Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi. 
  • Erik Nussbaum performed a piano nocturne. 
  • Saleem Muhammad said a few words about One Chicago, One Nation and the Inner-City Muslim Action Network. Dan Godston reads an Iroquois prayer. 
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