Under the banner of "Sharing Sacred Spaces," religious and spiritual communities of Chicago's downtown Loop are participating together in a series of open house experiences to promote dialogue and understanding and provide a basis for possible collaboration in the future. This group of communities is the first to consider committing to a "Solidarity Pledge."
Communities are NOT required to consider or commit to the Solidarity Pledge in order to participate in Sharing Sacred Spaces. It is preferred, however, that communities at least undertake a discussion of the Solidarity Pledge, regardless of their final determination.
In considering the Solidarity Pledge, each community would be asked to do the following:
It is the hope of the Council that such a process and pledge, as part of Sharing Sacred Spaces, could serve as a model for similar initiatives across the metropolitan Chicago area, and around the world.