CRLMC Interreligious Awards, Monday MultiFaith Veteran Support, July 4 Summer of Faith and Action Weekend, and Save the Date for Parliament's November Dinner! 

Interfaith Events Create Compassion in Chicago

Monday June 30 | Multi-Faith Veteran Support Project         

The McCormick Foundation is partnering with local organizations to mobilize the Illinois faith community to improve the  quality of life for Veterans and their families through the Multi-Faith Veteran Support Project

McCormick would like to invite you to an informational meeting about this initiative, planned for a broad range of faith leaders, interfaith enthusiasts and the community:

July 4 Weekend | Summer of Faith and Action Continues 

Please join us this summer in amplifying the City of Chicago's call for compassionate action to "take back our communities" and "put down the guns." Interfaith advocates are encouraged to collaborate to make peace happen in our neighborhoods, to make strangers into neighbors, and to transform fear and anger into compassionate relationships!
  • Who: Chicago-area Citizens 
  • Where: Places of worship, parks, community centers and businesses 
  • When: July  4  | July 5, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
Suggestions for organizing your community's participation include prayers and rallies, bbqs, door-to-door canvassing and more. Organized events can display anti-violence banners and more. 

Click here for full size detailed flyer 
  • On Facebook, Twitter and Instagram you can use the hashtag #putthegunsdown
  • If you plan on hosting/organizing one of these activities, or would like to be connected to a scheduled event, please connect with the Parliament and the city:
  • Parliament: 312-629-2990  |
  • City of Chicago: 312-744-6765 |
  • Please like the Compassionate Chicago page launching on Facebook!

Cities Responding to Bid Process for Next Parliament

The opportunity to host the next global Parliament of the World's Religions summit launched in an announcement June 17. Interfaith groups, city tourism bureaus, and interested parties can
learn how to participate in our first online information session with the Site Selection Committee in July. spread the news through this announcement.

There is still time to enter the bid process! If you are interested in learning with more than 30 other cities about the criteria for hosting, please, Read More... 


Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago Honors Three Distinguished Interreligious Leaders

The Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago (CRLMC) presented its inaugural Interreligious Leadership Award recognizing the distinguished His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, Ilene Shaw, and Rabbi Herman Schaalman in a downtown Chicago ceremony June 19.

Of the honorees, Rabbi Schaalman, who was the spoksperson of the 1993 Parliament of the World’s Religions, is remembered for helping to mobilize a worldwide interfaith movement rooted in Chicago. President of the CRLMC and Parliament Board Vice-Chair Rabbi Michael Balinsky says, “Schaalman...' Read more...

Save the Date! Live Golden with the Parliament in Chicago 

Remembering Chicago's Sacred Spaces Solidarity Pledge 

The Parliament's celebrates the second anniversary of its solidary pledge! The first Sharing Sacred Spaces group of eight religious congregations gathered in downtown Chicago in June 2012 upon completing the first of a three-year interfaith program. Those interested in creating a Sharing Sacred Spaces community in your area should contact the Parliament for more information. Read the pledge...
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