Upcoming Events
  • Jim Kenney
  • Cetta Kenney
02/01/2015
1:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Special Events
Common Ground Deerfield
In the course of their work in the global interreligious movement over the past 25 years, Jim and Cetta Kenney have visited sacred spaces all over the world. Since their interreligious work – and Jim’s leadership role in so many key global organizations – has played such a large part in the evolution of Common Ground, it seems appropriate to begin our celebration of CG’s 40th anniversary with a narrated slideshow of some of the hightlights of their sacred travels.
  • Jim Kenney
02/03/2015
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
Despite its myriad problems, Africa is anything but moribund. This workshop will focus largely on sub-Saharan Africa, from Nigeria to South Africa.
  • Jim Kenney
02/04/2015
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
Arguing that “the world would be poorer...if we were all coding software or running companies,” Nicholas Kristof makes a compelling statement of the vital importance of the humanities. We'll explore three philosophers he cites as essential for understanding the world: Isaiah Berlin, John Rawls, and Peter Singer.
  • Jim Kenney
02/10/2015
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
Despite its myriad problems, Africa is anything but moribund. This workshop will focus largely on sub-Saharan Africa, from Nigeria to South Africa.
  • Jim Kenney
02/11/2015
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
Arguing that “the world would be poorer...if we were all coding software or running companies,” Nicholas Kristof makes a compelling statement of the vital importance of the humanities. We'll explore three philosophers he cites as essential for understanding the world: Isaiah Berlin, John Rawls, and Peter Singer.
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Jim Kenney is featured in a remarkable new book by Chicago author Betsy Storm.
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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.