2023 Interfaith Trolley and Iftar
INTERRELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS CONVENE FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL CHICAGO INTERFAITH TROLLEY TOUR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Coordinator of Creative Initiatives, the InterReligious Instititue at Chicago Theological Seminary
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CHICAGO – This April, a number of religions’ holy days (Ramadan, Passover, Easter, Wesak, Vaisakhi, Ridvan and more) overlap, meaning that many Muslims, Jews, Christians, Baha’i, Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, and others will simultaneously be observing their holy days. This is an incredible opportunity to come together to educate our communities and shape the public narrative about what it means to live well together amidst our religious and cultural diversity and difference.
After a sell-out inaugural year, Chicago Theological Seminary, Lutheran School of Theology, American Islamic College, and The Niagara Foundation are sponsoring the SECOND ANNUAL CHICAGO INTERFAITH TROLLEY TOUR and Iftar on April 2, 2023.
Riding onboard a trolley, we will explore five sacred spaces in North Chicago, learning about their April holy days, as well as the collaborative interfaith work happening in the community. Trolley riders will hear from and visit many different faith-based organizations, including: the first Black church of Evanston: Second Baptist; a social justice and interfaith-centered synagogue: Sukkat Shalom; the beautiful Baha’i Temple of North America, and Northwestern University’s Spiritual Life. The day will end with an interfaith Iftar dinner at sunset. Both the trolley and the Iftar are ticketed events.
More information can be found here. Registration is now open for the trolley and iftar dinner. Space is limited. Register for Trolley and Iftar here.
A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago fosters and deepens relations between Christians and Muslims and builds bridges of mutual understanding, respect and cooperation among people of all faiths. To learn more visit www.lstc.edu
Welcoming students of all backgrounds, American Islamic College is a Chicago-based institution of higher learning grounded in Islamic values and steeped in Islam’s rich and diverse intellectual and cultural traditions. www.aicusa.edu
At Chicago Theological Seminary, our mission is to educate and inspire the next generation of religious leadership. As a historically Protestant and now multifaith seminary, our vision is to build the beloved community together with commitments to racial and social justice, to gender equality and LGBTQ rights, and to deep interreligious engagement. www.ctschicago.edu
Niagara Foundation strives to promote social cohesion by fostering civic conversations and sustained relationships between people of different cultures and faiths. www.niagarafoundation.org