Interview with Thomas Adducci of Faith in Englewood

By Kathy Bolano, Communications Intern

On Thursday April 9, 2015 the Niagara Foundation is looking forward to welcoming Tomas Adducci to speak about interfaith projects from Buddhist traditions and the Faith in Englewood project.

Tomas Adducci moved from Minnesota to Chicago in 2009 to be the Director for the Shambhala Center in Chicago. Adducci has been a member of the Shambhala Center since the mid 1970’s. Shambhala Chicago is a branch of an international community made up of more than 200 different centers. The center offers classes and programs in mindfulness meditation and the contemplative arts. It follows the Buddhist traditions of meditation and also partners with other organizations in efforts to create a “more peaceful and engaged community.”

With the Tibetan goal of creating an enlightened society, Shambhala Chicago is partnering with various other religious organizations on an interfaith project called Faith in Englewood. Their mission is to empower the youth of Englewood through strong faith, organization and community networking to ultimately bring peace, safety and hope to the young people there.

We at the Niagara Foundation are excited to hear about this project and about Tomas Adducci’s experience working with other faiths towards a common goal.

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