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Common Ground Deerfield
One of the most venerable and most influential dynamics in the history of Christianity lies in the centuries-long discussion of the respective merits of a life of contemplation versus a life devoted to active service to the community, the needy, and the larger world. Can the deep inner spiritual life and the life of active compassionate service exist in isolation from each other? Or is “spiritually motivated social engagement” the ideal to which the seeker should aspire? (Read on for more.)
Some folks have asked for guidance in using the CG Web Site. Here are a few hints.
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Here's the list of the great teachers who will be presenting this winter at CG Deerfield and our Satellites. They're all distinguished thinkers, scholars, and presenters. Get to know them all. Our faculty and our participants are our most precious assets. Click "Read More" for the entire list. 

Here's the newest Bulletin. Spring-Summer Classes begin Tuesday, April 26.
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Be sure to check the latest Donors Honor Roll on display in the rear of the CG classroom.
Latest Bulletin
The Common Ground Bulletin is sent three times each year and highlights various items of Common Ground.

About Common Ground

Founded by Ron Miller and Jim Kenney in 1975, Common Ground is a center for inquiry, study, and dialogue. Our primary concern is the human quest for understanding and the human pursuit of significance. While our endeavor began with the study of world religions and the commitment to inter-faith dialogue, our range of program offerings has been greatly expanded over the past several years.

Today, our primary focus is on the world's great cultural, philosophical, religious, and spiritual traditions and their implications for every dimension of human experience. Our course offerings include a tremendous variety of topics, including, but not limited to: history, literature, art, science, psychology, business, relationship, health, and personal growth. Our programs are shaped to meet the needs of all who are excited by ideas and serious about the quest.

Common Ground is for those who are already deeply grounded in their own traditions and for those who are still searching. It is a place for all who are fascinated by the convergence of the ancient with the modern, of East with West, and of spirituality with planetary reality. Common Ground brings together a knowledge of the past and a vision of the future for a better understanding of the present.

Common Ground is a fully registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.