CAIR-Chicago to Co-Sponsor the Chicago Interfaith Gathering

WHAT – The Chicago Interfaith Gathering – Diverse Faiths, Shared Values

TOPIC – “Towards Interfaith Dialogue in the New Millennium: Finding Common Ground”

WHERE – Chicago

WHEN – November 10-11, 2005


University of Chicago – Divinity School
Loyola University – Department of Theology
DePaul University – Department of Religious Studies
Catholic Theological Union – Bernardin Center
Interfaith Youth Core
Archdiocese of Chicago
NCCJ – Chicago & Greater Illinois
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Niagara Educational Services


Cardinal Francis George
Martin E. Marty
Ted Peters
Paul F. Knitter
Eileen Barker
Ellen Bernstein
Mehmet Saglam
Omer Caha
Stanley L. Davis, Jr.
Scott Paeth
Tamara Gurteva
Asma Afsaruddin
Eboo Patel
John Esposito
Alparslan Acikgenc
Zeki Saritoprak
Richard W. Bulliet
John McCarthy
William Johnson Everett
David Wellman
Kemal K. Oksuz
Ahmed Rehab
Scott Alexander
Safei-Eldin Hamed
Thomas Michel, S.J.
Marcia Hermansen


The Chicago Interfaith Gathering (CIG) aspires to become an internationally recognized premier interfaith event that will play a global role in establishing good relationships between people of diverse faiths based on mutual respect, understanding, respect, trust, compassion, and cooperation.

The core mission of the Chicago Interfaith Gathering is to promote global networks of interfaith activism and to explore new ways of moving forward together in cooperation, while acknowledging and honoring our genuine differences, we aim to build on our shared hopes and values.

The Chicago Interfaith Gathering will be distinguished by a truly selective and committed membership. Our board will draw from the diverse, cultural, intellectual, and religious resources and experiences of the Greater Chicago area and our organization will also be active locally in order to enrich and strengthen our bonds of friendship and community activism through cultural, interfaith and community-based programs.

The Chicago Interfaith Gathering seminars are led by world reknowned scholars and activists. It is cosponsored by some of Chicago’s leading academic institutions and interfaith organizations

See Conference Website ( for exact session locations and times and for all other details.

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