Spirituality, Lifestyle & Politics of a Whole & Holy Life - Hosted by Jack Jezreel
Nov
12
8:30 AM08:30

Spirituality, Lifestyle & Politics of a Whole & Holy Life - Hosted by Jack Jezreel

St. Francis Xavier School - Xavier Room
808 Linden Avenue, Wilmette (map)

Join Jack Jezreel, the founder of JustFaith Ministries, for a day-long workshop at St. Francis Xavier School in Wilmette! Click here for more information.

Space is limited, so please register ASAP. A $30 registration fee will cover lunch and a wine and cheese wrap up at the end of the day. Phone 847-256-4250 or email sfxkieran@comcast.net to register and for more information. Checks can be sent to: St. Francis Xavier Church, 524 9th St., Wilmette, IL 60091.

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Catholics and Investing: USML Presents Dan Nielsen
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Catholics and Investing: USML Presents Dan Nielsen

University of St. Mary of the Lake
McEssy Theological Center at Mundelein Seminary (map)

Catholics and Investing:
Investing presents unique challenges and opportunities for Catholics. How can investments be aligned with Church teachings, and how can they be used to further the mission of the Church?

On November 7th, we will review the importance of investing, hear an overview of different types of investments, and discuss different strategies for incorporating Catholic moral theology and social teaching into investment decision making.

Whether overseeing one's own investments or those of a parish, order, or diocese, understanding the role of investing and the opportunities available to Catholic investors is necessary to ensure financial health and to support the work of the Church.

About Dan Nielsen:
Dan Nielsen, Managing Director for Great Lakes Advisors, leads the firm’s sustainable and responsible investing initiatives. Dan works across the company to focus on business development, client service, and product management and development.

Dan served as Director of Socially Responsible Investing at Christian Brothers Investment Services where he oversaw the firm’s Catholic socially responsible investing strategies. Dan holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. with honors from the University of Maryland. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two daughters.

 

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World Fair Trade Day Festival
May
4
to May 5

World Fair Trade Day Festival

Celebrate, learn more about fair trade, and shop in a market of over two dozen locally-owned, ethical businesses. The Office for Peace and Justice will host a table featuring items from SERRV and our newest fair trade partner, Tree Of Life Imports--selling religious gifts and articles.

Sample fair trade coffee and chocolate, take a bite of the world’s largest fair trade banana split, outfit yourself in the latest fair trade fashions, and enjoy a live broadcast of WBEZ’s popular Worldview program from the square at noon on May 4th.

Confirmed vendors (as of 3/25):

Artisans of Ghana, Canaan Palestine, Fair Grass, Field of Dreams Uganda, Global Handmade Hope, Gracias Fair Trade, Gracia, Inc., Greenheart Shop,Greenola Style, Huaywasi, Kathmandu Yogi, Loom Chicago, Madison Chicago Industries, Malia Designs, Mata Traders, Metropolis Coffee Company, Motif Ltd.Office for Peace and Justice – Archdiocese of ChicagoSandpiper Imports, Solay Wellness Inc., Sora Wallets, Sweet Beginnings, Chicago, Taste of Colombia, Terra Experience, Tulia’s Artisan Gallery, Venture Imports, WorldFinds Fair Trade, and Y´abal Handicrafts.

 

Event sponsors: 

Fair Trade USA, Greenheart Shop, Natural Awakenings Chicago, Whole Foods

 

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Nov
14
to Nov 15

Catholic Campaign for Human Development Appeal Weekend

During the weekend before the CCHD Collection, representatives from this year's CCHD Grantees are available to speak at Masses. Sign up here or contact Bethany Collins at becollins@archchicago.org or 312-534-8115 to request CCHD speakers.

We will do our best to connect your parish with a speaker from an organization working in or near your parish location. Parishes that host CCHD speakers generally experience significantly increased collections, and are able to better connect their parish to this important work to eradicate the causes of poverty in our city.

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Latino Union Community Learning Event
Oct
3
11:00 AM11:00

Latino Union Community Learning Event

Join CCHD Grantee Latino Union on the 1st Saturday of each month to hear first-hand from day laborers, domestic workers and staff about how Latino Union is improving working conditions, developing leadership and building a larger movement for immigrant worker rights.

The event will feature short presentations by several of Latino Union's members and staff. After the conclusion there will be time for community-building and networking.

Please RSVP to development@latinounion.org

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Sep
27
2:00 PM14:00

An Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue on Care for Our Common Home: Session 3

  • St. Francis Xavier School - Xavier Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Featuring Franciscan Friar Robert Hutmacher, OFM

Join us at St. Francis Xavier for a discussion on Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, Laudato Si’ - On Care for Our Common Home.

Pope Francis’ letter calls on all humanity to make the world a better place. The Adult Education Committee of St. Francis Xavier Church invites you to three different sessions on consecutive Sundays that will include presentations and discussions of this important letter.

The session on September 27 will be led by Franciscan Friar Robert Hutmacher, OFM, who will reflect on the spiritual issues of the encyclical letter and how this message relates to all of our lives.

Questions? Phone 847-256-4250 or email sfxkieran@comcast.net

SFX Panel / Host Committee:

Anne Brennan, PhD Columbia University, Philosophy and Religion
Shelagh Donaghue, MAPS, Loyola University, Pastoral Studies
Molly Greening, MA candidate, Loyola University, Theology
James Johnson, MA candidate, Loyola University, Theology
Greg Krohm, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Economics
Kieran Lyons, MAPS, Catholic Theological Union, Pastoral Studies
David Sahlin, BA, Stanford University, Classics MA, University of Chicago, History
Fr. William Sheridan, MA , STL, St. Mary of the Lake University, Theology,
     MA, University of San Francisco, Spirituality

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Fair Trade and Sweatfree Student Summit
Sep
26
1:00 PM13:00

Fair Trade and Sweatfree Student Summit

The Chicago Fair Trade Student Summit brings together college and university students from campuses throughout Chicago to share best practices, inspire and learn from one another, and increase our network and impact. 

We will hear from students who have successfully started groups on their campuses: founding members of DePaul’s Fair Trade Committee and members of University of Illinois/Chicago’s United Students Against Sweatshops Local 15.

After that we will break into smaller groups for workshops-
Track A: how to start a group on your campus
Track B: organizing to grow your group.

Everyone will come back together for a short training to prepare for a direct action. Students who are interested will participate in a direct action in support of workers. Of course there will be food!

Space is limited, so please register asap!

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An Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue on Care for Our Common Home: Session 2
Sep
20
2:00 PM14:00

An Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue on Care for Our Common Home: Session 2

  • St. Francis Xavier School - Xavier Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sundays, September 13, 20, and 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Xavier Room

Join us at St. Francis Xavier for a discussion on Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, Laudato Si’ - On Care for Our Common Home.

Pope Francis’ letter calls on all humanity to make the world a better place. The Adult Education Committee of St. Francis Xavier Church invites you to three different sessions on consecutive Sundays that will include presentations and discussions of this important letter.

Sunday, September 20: Outline

Addressing criticisms of Laudato Si’: Greg Krohm, economist and parishioner of SFX addresses and dis-cusses controversies and challenging topics for some people in the encyclical. Pope Francis will be addressing a joint session of Congress on Sept. 24 so many issues of the encyclical are timely.

Dialogue: Continued conversation, questions, remarks and reflections regarding the issues presented by Pope Francis.

So….what’s next? Where do we go from here? What are our responsibilities to future generations? How do we manage, implement and be proactive about issues of concern for all humankind and the care of our common home?

Questions? Phone 847-256-4250 or email sfxkieran@comcast.net

SFX Panel / Host Committee:

Anne Brennan, PhD Columbia University, Philosophy and Religion
Shelagh Donaghue, MAPS, Loyola University, Pastoral Studies
Molly Greening, MA candidate, Loyola University, Theology
James Johnson, MA candidate, Loyola University, Theology
Greg Krohm, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Economics
Kieran Lyons, MAPS, Catholic Theological Union, Pastoral Studies
David Sahlin, BA, Stanford University, Classics MA, University of Chicago, History
Fr. William Sheridan, MA , STL, St. Mary of the Lake University, Theology,
     MA, University of San Francisco, Spirituality

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