All activities are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
Tuesdays , Oct 14-Nov 18, 7:30-9:00pm
Discover Islam series discussion at Zion Lutheran, Tinley Park
You are welcome to join with Zion in learning more about Islam through a DVD series provided by Islamic Society of North America, and discussion with some great facilitators from LSTC! Go to one or all of these sessions. [Poster - PDF]
Sunday, Nov 2, 2:00-3:30pm
John Esposito lecture: “The Middle East in Transition: From Arab Spring/Winter to the Extremist ‘Self Described’ ISIS”
2:00 Reception in LSTC Refectory and 2:30-3:30 Lecture in Augustana Chapel
CCME hosts the first of the Niagara Foundation’s Fetulah Gulen Lecture Series. Esposito is a well-known professor from Georgetown University. [Poster - PDF]
Monday, Nov 10, 11:00-11:30am
Kristallnacht Remembrance and Commitment Service in Augustana Chapel
Each year, LSTC invites Jewish friends to lead a chapel service as we grieve with them the terrible violence in Germany on Nov 9-10, 1938, the Night of Broken Glass – and beyond. We take the opportunity to also commit ourselves to oppose anti-Semitism, including that of Martin Luther.
Wednesdays, Nov 12 & 19, 7:00-9:00pm
“Islamic Calendar: Normative and Traditional Holy Days” in Libertyville
Dr. Ghulam-Haider Aasi will share Islamic Holidays with First Presbyterian Church in Libertyville. The second night will include a meal co-sponsored by Islamic Foundation North in Libertyville and some guest presenters. [Poster - PDF]
Thursday, Nov 20, 7:00-8:30pm
“Syria: The Real Face of the Crisis, Beyond Media Hype"
Dr. Zaher Sahloul, a Syrian physician living in Chicago will share stories of everyday Syrians and help us to become aware of the practical ongoing issues. Dr. Sahloul serves on the CCME Advisory Board, and is presently very involved in providing support and health care whenever possible in his homeland.
Wednesdays, January 7 and 14, 2015 9:00am-5:00pm
“Chaplaincy Workshop: Spiritual Care of Muslim Patients” in Glenview, IL
Midwest Palliative and Hospice Care Center hosts a two-day workshop for non-Muslim chaplains to learn about and gain confidence in working with Muslim patients and families facing illness or death.