Starter resource on interfaithing UM Interfaith Bus tour packet
Presbyterian Interfaith Media resource
The Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago http://www.crlmc.org/
This interfaith group of leaders address the common concerns in the area.
The Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago is composed of chief leaders of the Greater Chicago area’s Catholic, Episcopal, Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, Protestant, Jewish, and Islamic communions and institutions.
CRLMC President Very Rev. Donald Senior cp. and Co-Executive Directors: Rev. Paul Rutgers 312-431-3236 and Rev. Stanley Davis 312-504-3582
1143 So. Plymouth Ct, Unit 507- Chicago, IL 60605-2054 www.crlmc.org
September 2013 CPWR newsletter http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=15d4f7de1064a5171ce87bc0e&id=046440b09c&e=bc97e42533
The CPWR has met five times–1893 and 1993 in Chicago, 1999 in Capetown. S.A. and Barcelona in 2004.
CPWR Global Network is on-going work of the Parliament for anyone interested in being a part of a virtual Parliament. Share ideas, network on world issues, as a continuation of the Barcelona 2004 Assembly. Sign up to collaborate in this interfaith work.
CPWR in Melbourne, Australia December 3-9, 2009 Details of Melbourne Meeting
Report on Melbourne by Helene Slessarev-Jamir , Mildred M. Hutchinson Professor of Urban Ministries at Claremont Sounourners blog
Chicago Center for Cultural Connections (formerly NCCJ)
312-236-9272 Barbara Abrajano, Exec. Director. Chicago Chapter
The Interfaith calendar for 2009 (very useful) may be ordered @ $16.95 each. Fill out check to Chicago Center for Cultural Connections and send to Trevor James 27 E. Monroe, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60603-5600 or call 800-311-9823, or fax 312-236-0029 with credit card order.
World Pluralism Project of Harvard University Pluralism Project Harvard researcher Diane Eck has just written A NEW RELIGIOUS AMERICA: How a “Christian Country” Has Become The World’s Most Religiously Diverse Nation.
The relation of religion to civic life in American is a central interreligious issue. The two clauses of the Constitution’s first amendment portend the wrestling and balancing that have and will take place in a religiously diverse society. A three-day symposium sponsored by The American Assembly explored the gifts and struggle of diversity and unity in our nation. Matters of Faith: Religion in American Public Life
http://www.faithinplace.org/ Religions working for the environmental common good in Chicago Area
American Jewish Committee
American Jewish Committee national office Chicago office Site projects AJC Chicago office
See the topics on which UMC/AJC have had dialogues. Let us know by email if you are interested in having similar dialogues. Dialogue Topics
The AJC has sponsored Holy Land ecumenical seminars in which numbers of United Methodist leaders have participated.
Project Interchange: seminars in Israel – An institute of the American Jewish Committee http://www.projectinterchange.org/
United Jewish Communities: The Federations of North America UJC
Chicago – Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago http://www.juf.org/
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs -Combating poverty, racism, and anti-Semitism in partnership with Chicago’s diverse communities http://www.jcua.org/
Chicago Board of Rabbis 30 South Wells • Chicago, Illinois 60606 • email@example.com http://www.juf.org/cbr/
Rabbi Daniel N. Sherbill- President Phone: (312) 444-2896 Fax: (312) 855-3757
Inter-denominational rabbinic organization which serves as a collective rabbinic voice in relationship to the organized Jewish community and the non-Jewish world
Chicago Rabinical Council (Orthodox) http://www.crcweb.org/
Jewish Reconstructionist Federation http://www.jrf.org/
Kol Hadash Humanistic congregation Kol Hadash Lincolnshire
Union of American Hebrew Congregations (Reform) http://uahc.org/
Union for Reform Judaism http://urj.org/index.cfm?
United Synagogues of Conservative Judaism http://www.uscj.org/
Association of Reform Zionists of America http://arza.org/index.htm
Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel – working with Jews, Christians, Muslims http://www.icci.co.il/
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Holocaust Museum in Skokie
Spertus College, Library, Museum Chicago http://www.spertus.edu/
Museum of Tolerance (A Simon Wisenthal Museum)- teacher & family resources http://www.museumoftolerance.com/mot/index.cfm
Views from Jewish progressive standpoint Tikkun Magazine Rabbi Michael Lerner’s insights in this magazine and website about “tikkun”= “to mend, repair and restore the world” speak to the justice issues of the Mideast, Israel and Palestine, ecology, and many other issues. One proposal is to build Tikkun Communities which can be Jewish or interfaith. For example he invites students and faculty of colleges to build a national network to end the Occupation. He invites people to gather friends and others to meet once a week in a Havurah or Tikkun Community Salon to support each other’s social change activities and discuss Tikkun magazine and website articles.
The Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies brings scholars to the interface of Christianity and Judaism, in scripture, history and current dialogue. In 2000 the Jewish Scholars project published in the New York Times a statement, Dabru Emet, “A Jewish Statement on Christians and Christianity” Dabru Emet
Christian Century, August 15, 2001, had articles on Jewish Engagement with Christianity by Scott Bader-Saye; and a book review of Zionism and the State of Israel: a Moral Inquiry, by Michael Prior.
Web site of International Council of Christians and Jews. The ICCJ has 33 Christian-Jewish member organizations in 31 countries. Find documents, events, articles related to dialogue and relationships Link to ICCJ
This link has numerous links to information about Jewish faith, culture, Jewish organizations, information about current events, topics to deepen understanding of Jewish life. Jewish Links
Four major branches:Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist
Islamic Society of North America I S N A
231 S State Street, Suite 300, Chicago IL 60604, Office: (312) 506 – 0070 Email
President-Zaher Sahloul – Ahlam Jbara, Associate Director Interfaith Chairpersons – Shakir Moiduddin, Azam Nizamuddin
Also: (IMAD)Illinois Muslim Action Day in Springfield, Illinois Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Time: 7:00am to 4:00pm
Issues: Education, Access to Healthcare and Arabic in school, and more.
Busses for all pre-registered participants and interfaith observers.
IMAD in statehouse rotunda
Dr. Zaher Sahloul, CIOGC President
Interfaith United Methodist statement
At Illinois Treasurer’s Office
Rev. Edgar Hiestand, CCUIC and Imam Hassan Aly, MECCA Mosque
World Council of Muslims for Interfaith Relations – Joint WCMIR and CIOGC training of Muslim Interfaith leaders in Elmhurst 2008
205 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 2540 , Chicago 60601
T- (312) 240-0707 F- (312) 240-0706 firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Director Sherif Soydan ext 104 – Associate Director M. Hilmi Cinar ext 109 & Hakan Berberoglu ext 108
(Turkish – honorary president is Muslim scholar Mr. M. Fethullah Gulen Video of Gulen movement’s mission-)
Lectures on 14th c. Rumi Rumi Gulen Interfaith Television site ebru.tv/en
The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi (Sufi mysticism, poetry) Listen and links
Turkish American Society of Chicago Subsidary of Niagara TASC
Council On American-Islamic Relations – CAIR
to join a daily national CAIR list serve http://cair.biglist.com/cair-net/ or subscribe email@example.com
Chicago CAIR Chapter – Online Center http://www.cairchicago.org/
Subscribe or Read current and archive newsletters http://www.cairchicago.org/newsletter.php
Scoop “Open Mosque” Scoop series features different Chicago area mosques (do search at cairchicago/thescoop)
Organization of Islamic Speakers Midwest, Naperville. Tabassum Haleem CPA, www.oismidwest.org
Muslim Educational Cultural Center of America, Willowbrook MECCA-center
International Education Foundation IQRA
Chicago Irananian website Iran House
Interesting Free Press Online Muslim Magazine altmuslim.com/
Islamic Institute of Toronto (links to Quran, youth perspective, etc.) http://islam.ca/index.php
Islamic information and products Sound Vision
Tune in Radio Islam on WCEV (Chicago's Ethnic Voice) 1450AM every day 6-7 PM http://www.radioislam.com/
The Civic and Political Intergration of Muslim Americans 2007 Report of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs task force
Series on Islam in the Chicago Tribune in 2004 – You will be directed to register to access. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/specials/
Professor Marcia K. Hermansen
Professor of Islamic Studies Loyola University,
Short video from Niagara Foundation
How to perform Salah prayer
Muslims and Others: Islam in a Multi-Religious World – syllabus soundvision.com
Islam is not monolithic
Indonesian, South Asian, China, America, Arab, Balkans,Alevi, Yazidis,etc.
Other Interfaith Links
Buddhist Council of the Midwest (directory of many temples) Buddhist Council of the Midwest
Wat (Temple)Phrasri Cambodian influence) Watphrasri
Midwest Buddhist Temple (Japanese influence)Midwest Buddhist Temple
Zen Buddhist Temple (Korean influence) ZenBuddhisttemple
Jain Temple in Bartlett http://www.jsmconline.org/home.asp
Native American Spirituality
American Indian Center
Anawim Center 4750 N. Sheridan, Chicago
2009 UMW Mission Study Native American Survival
UMC resolutions Resolutions
Sikh Religious Society of Chicago http://www.srschicago.com/index.php
1280 Winnetka Ave. Palatine, IL 60067 847-359-1117
Zoroastrian Center of Chicago
Arbab Rustom Guiv Darbe Mehr
8615 Meadowbrook Drive Burr Ridge 60527 Zoroastrian Association of Chicago information
Organizations Enabling Interfaithing
Institute for Global Engagement IGE promotes sustainable environments for religious freedom worldwide.
Yale Center on Faith and Culture Human Flourishing Project, Reconciliation Program with Muslims, Faith and Globalization Project, Ethics and Spiritualist
Yale Center on Faith and Culture
Hartford Seminary, CT has many programs – Interfaith student body, oldest Christian-Muslim Relations program in the U.S., Abrahamic religions program to prepare peacemakers, Interreligious partnership to promote vital faith communities. http://www.hartsem.edu/
Parabola – Quarterly Magazine – treats myth, tradition, and the search for meaning http://www.parabola.org
SHEM Center for Interfaith Spirituality, Oak Park http://www.shemcenter.org/
The DuPage Interfaith Resource Network. Rabbi Steven Bob 630-858-1561
Evanston Interfaith Action Interfaith Action
Northwest Suburban Interfaith Council Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Arlington Heights
Sacred Space International – interfaith rhough sharing Chicago spaces .sacredspaceinternational.org/
Faith-based organizing to build moral barriers against hate Center for New Community Oak Park, IL
Faith in Place – religious commitment to be good stewards of the Earth .faithinplace.org
Interfaith Relations Resources of the World Council of Churches
Director: Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana
Interfaith Relations Resources of National Council of Churches
NCCC Interfaith Link Interfaith blogspot Blog
NCC interfaith blog spot Shanta Premawardhana
Global Dialogue Institute
Presbyterian Church USA interfaith news site
United Religions Initiative
A Global Charter Signing Ceremony took place in Pittsburgh, PA, June 26, 2000. From 39 spiritual traditions from 44 countries, people gathered to charter to work to end religiously-motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for all. 100 Cooperation Circles have been formed. In addition there is a global site URI Global
United Religions Initiative News
URI has adherents explain their respective Religions_and_Traditions
North American Interfaith Network (NAIN)
Interfaith News Net http://www.interfaithnews.net.
International Interfaith Organizations Network current news Parliament, Blair, Decade of Dialogue, IFYC, etc.
The Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) is a Chicago based organization related to URI whose mission is to strengthen the relation of young people to community sharing the spiritual role of religion to motivate and sustain social action and service and reduce conflict among religions. If you are a high school or college student with a strong commitment to Faith, Cooperative Service, Leadership, Religious Community and Interfaith understanding link here. http://www.ifyc.org/ Director Ebbo Patel blog http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/ 231 S. State Street. 312-506-0070 Acts of Faith: Eboo Pate’sl spiritual journey and struggle for the soul of a generation
Christian-Muslim Studies Network Universities and seminaries network
Common Ground Center of Deerfield Illinois (815 Rosemary Terrace, 847-940-7870).Common Ground CG focuses on the world’s great cultural, philosophical, religious, and spiritual traditions and their implications for every dimension of human experience. Director Jim Kenney
Interreligious Insight: a Journal of Dialogue and Engagement (Jim Kenney) interreligiousinsight.org
Eighth annual conference of Globalization for the Common Good (GCG) http://www.gcgchicago2009.info Chicago Conference at Loyola University – Globali
zation: the Challenge to America May 31 – June 4, 2009 This major international Conference is convened by four organizations: The Interreligious Engagement Project (IEP21), the Center for Ethics, Loyola University Chicago, the Center for Global Studies at Purdue University Calumet, and Globalization for the Common Good.
Mainstream faith-based agenda for religion as positive healing role in America
Xavier University Bruggeman Center for Interfaith Dialogue http://www.xu.edu/dialogue/
Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Ministries http://www.irim.org/
Resources for Inquiry and Dialogue
A comprehensive list of questions that arise in interreligious study, with resources.
Voices Exchange helps Chicagoland residents find the social, political, cultural and economic information they need to become active participants in the civic life of their community and country. Many local speakers, performers and organizations offer renewed hope for a peaceful and just future for the world. Unfortunately, their ideas do not always receive the recognition or visibility that they deserve. Through its on-line database, Voices Exchange can connect these many talented speakers, performers, religious/community leaders from various faith traditions, skills trainers, academics, and other specialists to local host groups — including interfaith and religious organizations, civil or fraternal groups, labor organizations, community groups, student or youth organizations, and schools/colleges. http://www.voices-exchange.org/
Chicago Tribune August 7, 2004 reported the opening of the Shree Swaminarayan temple in Bartlett Illinois. The Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), a socio-spiritual organization with its roots in the Vedas, was revealed by Bhagwan Swaminarayan in the late 18th century and established in 1907 CE by Swami Yagnapurushdas. http://www.swaminarayan.org/
Guidelines for Religion and Public Discourse from The Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith and Ethics