Join us as we pilot an innovative, immersive experience dissecting Christian privilege to counter anti-Muslim bias. Come prepared to learn what you didn’t know you didn’t know. Within cohorts, engage the issues of race, faith, and justice via creative workshops, critical discussions, and powerful artistic performances. Over two days, presenters and participants collaborate to generate new understandings and commit to the distinct work of creating the Beloved Community.
RIOTcon, the biennial conference hosted by the InterReligious Institute (IRI) at Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS), is offering an innovative, immersive experience to counter anti-Muslim bias & Christian privilege.
We invite students, organizers, activists, faith leaders, educators, and professionals to this creative conference. Persons of faith and persons of no particular faith are welcome.Join us for two dynamic days of deep engagement through facilitated cohorts, interactive workshops, artistic performances, and plenary discussions, as participants and presenters generate new understandings and commit to actions to recognize and reduce anti-Muslim bias & Christian privilege in our communities. After the conference, the IRI will follow participants, offering support and tracking the effects of our time together. Come ready to learn, engage, and do the work of creating the Beloved Community.
RIOTcon offers several inspiring workshops lead by provocative activists, authors, artists, and industry leaders. Each session will help you learn, network and channel your passions. In addition to facilitated workshops, we will come together for plenary sessions to reflect, inspire, move hearts, and build relationships.
Zakat Foundation of America is unique among humanitarian organizations in advancing zakat as a vehicle for social change. The third pillar of Islam, zakat is an obligatory claim on the wealth of the affluent to empower the indigent. ZF channels this egalitarian spirit of zakat into a global vision of social development that transcends national boundaries, and stands as the foremost authority on interpreting zakat as a factor for positive change.
ZF strives to be an exceptional relief and development organization utilizing sustainable methods, while modeling the spirit of cooperative internationalism that will be essential in an increasingly unstable world. As a direct result of its reputation for path-breaking humanitarianism with a global vision, ZF is rapidly growing in reach and capacity. Every year brings new projects that expand the scope of our work and deepen its impact on the communities we serve at home and abroad.
More than community partners, these are our collaborators in the fight for social justice. They share our commitment to addressing the Raging Issues of Today. We hope that you support them.
CTS is grateful for the partners who helped make RIOTcon 2018: Beloved is a Verb possible.
CTS is proud to work with partners who are committed to advancing and supporting civil rights activism and activists! Call us and let’s discuss adding your organization to our partner list. Contact Manal Farhan, Conference Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.896.2487.
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We look forward to seeing you at RIOTcon! The following information will assist you in planning your visit to campus.
If you choose to drive to RIOTcon, we recommend parking at one of these locations:
UC lot on 60th/Stony Island: Community parking is provided by University of Chicago at 60th Street and Stony Island Avenue. It is free to visitors. More information about University of Chicago community parking can be found here.
There is a wealth of information about public transportation through the Chicago Transit Authority.
CTA Bus Routes: