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Center for Jewish, Christian, & Islamic Studies
2013-2014 Calendar of Events

Ramadan Iftar Celebration

Mixed Greens: An Interfaith Conversation on Food, Faith, & Sustainability

July 23
Co-sponsored with the Niagara Foundation

Sukkat Shalom & Justice Week, September 18-25

Gleaning food

Help Build the Sukkah

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 4-8pm
Share an interfaith celebration of this thanksgiving festival, including a potluck dinner with diverse food traditions.

Creating Food Justice

Sunday, Sept. 22, 3-6:30 pm
Glean produce for local food pantires with K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Synagogue's Food Justice and Sustainability Program

Film & Faith: A Series

The Gatekeepers: September 22, 7pm

Nominated as "best documentary feature," Academy Awards. For the first time in history, six former heads of Israel's secret service reflect publicly on their actions. Dinner will be served.

Gender in Israeli & Palestinian Filmmaking with Amy Kronish, Film Clips & Lecture: October 22, 12pm

Co-sponsored with Women of CTS.
Amy is an astute analyst of film and its intersections with culture and ethics. In the midst of her U.S. lecture tour, she is coming to share her engaging insights with us. Don't miss it! Lunch will be served.

Circumstance: November 10, 7pm

Winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award. A provocative coming-of-age drama that cracks open the underground world of Iranian youth culture, filled with sex, drugs, and defiance. A wealthy family struggles to contain their daughter's growing sexual rebellion and son's dangerous obsession. Dinner will be served.

Related CTS Events

Faculty Forum with Dr. Rami Nashashibi, Islam and the Rise of  Ghetto Cosmopolitanism: October 2

CTS Convocation with Rabbi Rachel S. Mikva, "Fraught Justice: Reward & Punishment is a Dangerous Religious Idea": October 23

Panel Discussion on Faith & Organizing, with representatives from Interfaith Worker Justice, AFL-CIO, UNITE HERE, and Industrial Areas Foundation: October 30

Chapel Service with Rabbi Herman E. Schaalman: November 13

Spring 2014 - Partial List

Abraham, Sarah and Hagar: Storytellers from Three Traditions – A Family Program: Sunday, March 2, 3 p.m.

Jewish, Christian and Muslim storytellers share tales about our scriptural ancestors, and what they can still teach us today. Children are welcome.

Dr. Umar Abd-Allah, Issues in Islamic Theology Series: April 22, 29 and May 6, 2014

Dr. Umar Abd-Allah is one of the foremost scholars of Islam in the United States today, with both classical religious training and a doctorate from the University of Chicago. His courses at CTS represent the first opportunity to study with him for academic credit.

Freedom for All the Earth: An Interfaith Passover Seder, Thursday April 17, 6 p.m.

Co-sponsored with the Hyde Park Muslim Family Circle and Mishkan Chicago.

JCIS Spring fundraiser, in conjunction with the taping of WBEZ's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me", April 29, 5:30 p.m - 9:30 p.m.

Also: More Film and Faith offerings, including “The Long Shadow of Incarceration’s Stigma,” co-sponsored with CTS Community Life.
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