All activities are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21 Interfaith Glocal Mission Gathering, Dearborn, Michigan
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America regularly hosts Glocal Mission Gatherings around the country. This one is specifically focused on interfaith relations, and takes place in a community with a large Muslim population. Dr. Mark Swanson will be one of the plenary speakers, and the event includes an immersion trip experience. To learn more and to register, please go to: http://glocal.cvent.com/events/glocal-mission-gathering-dearborn-mi/event-summary-6a6137ecd6374227a21906782fea3842.aspx
Saturday, Sept 21, 2013, 9:00am-1:00pm "New Paths: Christians Engaging Israel" McCormick Theological Seminary, Room 101, 5460 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60615
Christian educators and leaders who have studied or traveled in the Mid-East are invited to preview this six-part adult study program for North American Christians to learn more about the land, history, and peoples of present-day Israel. The curricula brings Christian theology and values into the discussion of the complex social, political, historical and spiritual realities of this modern nation-state.
Tuesday, Sept 24, 4:00 pm. Scherer Lecture 2013: Christian Presence and the Syrian Civil War, LSTC, Common Room
Dr. Mary Mikhael presents with reception after. Free and open to the public. Read more.
Wednesday evenings 7 to 8:45 p.m., November 6, 13 &20, 2013 "Christian-Muslim Interfaith Dialogue Series," First Presbyterian Church, 219 West Maple Ave, Libertyville, IL
Meet with CCME leaders to discuss interfaith hospitality, hot topics in Christian-Muslim relations, and building relationships through our sacred texts. The last session (on Nov 20) will include a meal and require an RSVP.
Thursday, November 14, 11:30am - 1:00 pm Noah’s Pudding
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago entryway and refectory
Turkish friends celebrate Ashura (10th Day of the New Year in the Muslim lunar calendar) with a pudding made from the contents of the pantry of Noah’s Ark when it landed on Mount Ararat. Come learn about the varied significance of this day in Muslim history - and taste this special Turkish treat!
Monday, November 11, 11:00 am Kristallnacht
Augustana Chapel, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC).
“Night of Broken Glass” Remembrance Service will be held during the regular chapel time Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC). Special guests from the Jewish community will join us in a service of reflection and commitment.
Tuesday, November 26, 11:30 am-1:30 pm Giving Thanks: Reclaiming our Shared Values LSTC’s Refectory
Our Center hosts international students and interfaith partners to acknowledge the true history of Thanksgiving -- and move toward authentic community and genuine gratitude. Traditional harvest foods will be served (halal) and friendships made, insha’Allah!