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Faith and Action in a Diverse World

Listen in as those gathered reflect on the question: “How do our religious and philosophical beliefs impact how we conduct ourselves--particularly in a world where so many people around us are likely to hold different beliefs than we do?”

Adam Davis, editor of Hearing the Call across Traditions: Readings on Faith and Service, Project Director of the Illinois Humanities Council program, “The Meaning of Service,” and Senior Research and Training Associate at the Project on Civic Reflection facilitates the discussion, using two short poems that bear on the relation between faith and conduct: Rumi's ‘Say Yes Quickly' and Mary Oliver's ‘The Buddha's Last Instruction.'

Those gathered began by pairing up to discuss: What is a call to action you experienced? What made you move in that direction?  The conversation continued from there...

Participants include:
Adam Davis, Illinois Humanities Council
Krista Tippett, Speaking of Faith
Shakeela Hassan, Islamic Heritage Foundation
Kate Moos, Speaking of Faith
Kate Kinzer
Ahlam Jbara, Illinois Coalition For Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Samantha Kirby, Interfaith Youth Core
Irene Sandalow, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
Mohammed Sahlal
Lisa Roberts
Rebeccah Sanders, Chicago Cultural Alliance
Eric Scholl, Columbia College
Alice Kim, Illinois Humanities Council
Sandra Barnett-White
Elizabeth Bowen, The Chicago Community Trust
Kristina Valaitis, Illinois Humanities Council
David Rosenn, Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps
Dimitra Tasiouras, Illinois Humanities Council
Charlotte King, Illinois Humanities Council
Elizabeth Lynn, Project on Civic Reflection-Valaparaiso
Elizabeth Burns, City Year Chicago
Kathleen Engelken, DePaul University
Twyla Olsen, American Public Media
James Wetzstein, Valparaiso University
Nic Zerebny, formerly of New Trier High School
Edward Linn, Cook County Health and Hospital System
Catherine Deamant, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County
Kelli Covey, Project on Civic Reflection-Chicago
Judith Valente

Sponsored in part by the Illinois Humanities Council, Chicago Public Radio was pleased to produce this special event as a second part to the Chicago Public Radio Presents event, "Evolving Faith: Meaning, Ethics, and Ideas".  Click here to listen…


Recorded Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at Chicago Public Media Complex.

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