Our City, Our History, Our Movement: Chicago Interfaith Fair Celebrates 10th Anniversary of UN WIHW

January 30, 2020

On Thursday, February 6, 2020 the Parliament of the World’s Religions is sponsoring the Chicago Interfaith Fair: Our City, Our History, Our Movement in commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week. Interfaith organizations and communities of faith in the city are coming together for a full day of programming, art, exhibits and information tables.
When: Thursday, February 6th, 2020
12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: The Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602
2nd Floor, G.A.R. Hall and Rotunda
Enter through North entrance on Randolph Street
This event is hosted in partnership with Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), Faith In Place, OMNIA Institute for Contextual Leadership, Spiritual Playdate, the Niagara Foundation, United for Peace and Justice,  Hyde Park & Kenwood Interfaith Council, the Interreligious Institute at Chicago Theological Seminary(IRI), ARISE Chicago, and the Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants. 
The fair will feature performances from the Redline Singers, Mandala Arts, the Baháʼí and Sikh community, and Ho Etsu Taiko in between formal programming from partners and community members.
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Exhibits & Tables
 
The fair will feature an exhibit space featuring a display on the history of interfaith in the city, World Interfaith Harmony Week, the Faiths of Chicago poster series, the Goddess Banners Exhibit, and art and photos from the faith and interfaith movement.
 
The fair will also feature information tables in two areas. Area I features interfaith organizations in the city and Area II features individuals and communities of faith and spirituality from the Chicago community. 
 
Information Tables
 
Area I
• Interfaith Youth Core
• Faith in Place
• OMNIA
• The Niagara Foundation
• Hyde Park & Kenwood Interfaith Council
• IRI at CTS
• Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants
• United for Peace USA
• The Parliament
 
Area II
• Sikh Community
• Baha’i Community
• Brahma Kumaris
• McCormick Theological Seminary
• Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice at the Lutheran School of Theology
• M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi School of Islamic Sufism
• Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire
• Soulful Media
• Lotus Grooves Art
 
 
 
 
The event is open to the public and free of cost. Celebrate with us! RSVP today at Eventbrite.com
 
The fair is made possible by the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
 
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Observe UN World Interfaith Harmony Week with the Parliament by registering your event with our team today, learn more here. 
 
Events can be organized from January 27th through March 7th.
 

 
 
 
 

 

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Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions acknowledges it is situated on the traditional homelands of the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Hoocąk (Winnebago/Ho’Chunk), Jiwere (Otoe), Nutachi (Missouria), and Baxoje (Iowas); Kiash Matchitiwuk (Menominee); Meshkwahkîha (Meskwaki); Asâkîwaki (Sauk); Myaamiaki (Miami), Waayaahtanwaki (Wea), and Peeyankihšiaki (Piankashaw); Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo); Inoka (Illini Confederacy); Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), and Odawak (Odawa).

PoWR recognizes the region we now call Chicago remains home to a diversity of Indigenous peoples today and this land upon which we walk, live, and play continues to be Indigenous land.


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