Upcoming Events
  • Jim Kenney
06/28/2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
The 2016 presidential race should make it clear to all thoughtful observers that the eddies of the American Civil War still swirl. James McPherson, the preeminent historian of that war and the author of The War that Forged a Nation, writes that “the tragic irony of the Civil War is that both sides professed to fight for the heritage of liberty bequeathed to them by the Founding Fathers.’’ And that tragedy resonates today. (Read on for more.)
  • Kenneth James
06/29/2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
In this series we will examine the book of Job as a paradigm for the Ego's encounter with the Self, from the perspective of Jung's psychology. A discussion of the main points of Jung's essay, Answer to Job, will provide a means for examining our relationship to the core of our being, called by Jung “the Self.”
  • Jim Kenney
07/05/2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
The 2016 presidential race should make it clear to all thoughtful observers that the eddies of the American Civil War still swirl. James McPherson, the preeminent historian of that war and the author of The War that Forged a Nation, writes that “the tragic irony of the Civil War is that both sides professed to fight for the heritage of liberty bequeathed to them by the Founding Fathers.’’ And that tragedy resonates today. (Read on for more.)
  • Kenneth James
07/06/2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
In this series we will examine the book of Job as a paradigm for the Ego's encounter with the Self, from the perspective of Jung's psychology. A discussion of the main points of Jung's essay, Answer to Job, will provide a means for examining our relationship to the core of our being, called by Jung “the Self.”
  • Anna Trumbore Jones
07/06/2016
7:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Lecture
Common Ground Deerfield
In the earliest centuries, Christian identity was largely shaped by Christians' status as victims of violence. Indeed, some early Christians argued that to be a Christian – to be Christlike – was by definition to die violently. Christian authors reveled in imagery that subverted expectations about the meaning of power, victory, and life. All this changed, however, with the conversion of the emperor Constantine. How did Christians adapt to holding political power, which brought with it the need to use force? (Read on for more.)
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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.