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  • Ahmad Sadri
Most Americans and Europeans have a limited and often distorted understanding of Islam, which often leads to fear and prejudice. We will explore the tenuous relationship of this image with reality and its dangers for American foreign policy.
09/28/2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, September 28
Satellite
Common Ground Grayslake
18630 West Old Gages Lake Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
  • Jim Kenney
Japan’s extraordinary culture is like none other in the world.. What makes Japan so distinctive? The answer lies in more than just spiritual beliefs or culinary tastes. It’s perhaps most directly found in an ongoing clash between tradition and modernity.
 
10/02/2018
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesdays, September 11-October 2 (4 weeks)
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
815 Rosemary Terrace
Deerfield, IL 60015
  • Jerrol Leitner
On October 31, 1517, legend says, Martin Luther marched to the Wittenberg church and nailed 95 theses to its door. With this list of criticisms, Luther lit the fuse that became the Protestant Reformation. In this series we examine Luther the man, his message, and his lasting influence.
10/03/2018
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesdays, October 3-10 (2 weeks)
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
815 Rosemary Terrace
Deerfield, IL 60015
  • Jim Kenney
The dance of science and religion has been long and often tortured. This lecture will begin with the Medieval period and then touch on the 16th-century Scientific Revolution. Finally we’ll move into the modern period and try to understand the changing relationship of religion and science.
10/04/2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, October 4
Satellite
Common Ground Chicago
77 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60602
  • Jim Kenney
Why is it that twice in the last five presidential elections, the winner of the popular vote has gone down to defeat in the electoral tally? What's wrong here? Has a system designed to accommodate 18th-century geographic and political realities outlived its usefulness? We'll explore the current conundrum and a number of intriguing alternatives, including a radical new idea called "the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact."
10/08/2018
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, October 8
Satellite
Common Ground Crystal Lake
461 Pierson Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
  • Jim Kenney
Galvanized by the growth of nationalism, racism, and hatred in our time, Pulitzer Prize-winner Jon Meacham has written a serious but hopeful assessment of the long American struggle with "anger, intolerance, and extremism." The subtitle of The Soul of America evokes Lincoln's celebrated First Inaugural Address and its closing call to "the better angels of our nature." Those angels, Meacham argues, have never deserted us.
10/09/2018
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesdays, October 9-23 (3 weeks)
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
815 Rosemary Terrace
Deerfield, IL 60015
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