Category Archives: Interfaith
How to Celebrate Hanukkah
7-Step Guide to Celebrating Hanukkah Image: courtesy of chabad.org Article by: WikiHow Hanukkah, a wintertime holiday in Judaism, is also known as the...
How Halloween Became an Inclusive Holiday
How Halloween Became an Inclusive Holiday By: Daniel Baker, Communications Intern Delicious candy, haunted houses, and scary costumes. You know it is time...
An Evening of Peace Through Music
An Evening of Peace Through Music By: Crystal Magallon, Interfaith Engagement Intern On October 28th at 7 p.m., Congregation Etz Chaim’s Interfaith Committee...
Salaam Shalom Interfaith Concert & “What I Brought in My Luggage Mini Exhibit”
A LONGING LARGER THAN LUGGAGES TOUCHED PEOPLE’S HEARTS By: S.K. in collaboration with Ayse Eldes The Congregation Etz Chaim Synagogue hosted the “Salaam...
Yom Kippur And Food
Yom Kippur And Food By: Boe Chmill Yom Kippur, it is the holiest day in the Jewish Calendar. It is a holiday built...
Embracing the Richness of All
Embracing the Richness of All By: Crystal Magallon, Interfaith Engagement Intern People all throughout the Middle East who are of the Abrahamic faiths...
The Falls: 1 Hour Remedy to Thwart Muslim Stereotypes
1 Hour Remedy to Thwart Muslim Stereotypes By: Cultureguru “Wow…what a way to blow away years of stereotypes in one evening! Everyone should...
Heartbeat- A Peaceful Rhythm
Heartbeat- A Peaceful Rhythm By: Kristiana Peric, Interfaith Engagement Intern Photo Credits: Heartbeat’s Official Website: heartbeat.fm “All day I’m looking through my window...
First time celebrating Yom Kippur
First Time Celebrating Yom Kippur By: Sofiya Demchuk, PGA Intern Whenever an opportunity comes along to explore and take part in another religion’s...
Dr. Susan Ross Talks Feminist Theology, Patriarchy, and Influential Women
On Thursday, March 17, Niagara Foundation welcomed Dr. Susan Ross from Loyola University to discuss the role of feminism within both an academic...| Tagged Dr. Susan Ross, Elizabeth Johnson, feminism, feminist theology, Gerda Learner, Loyola University Chicago, Niagara Foundation, patriarchy, Paul Tillich
FIF: Reverend Marrice Coverson on “What is Spiritualism?”| Tagged Christianity, Niagara Foundation, religion, Reverend Marrice Coverson, spiritualism, spirituality, The Church of the Spirit of Chicago
Fourth Presbyterian Church Hosts Screening of Love is a Verb
On March 16, 2016, at 6:30 pm, Fourth Presbyterian Church will host a screening of the 2014 documentary Love is a Verb. Love...| Tagged chicago, documentary, fethullah gulen, Fourth Presbyterian Church, gulen movement, hizmet, Love is a Verb, Niagara Foundation, Terry Spencer Hesser
PJ Cannon Introduces Niagara to Rastafari Beliefs and Practices
On February 23, the Niagara Foundation had the pleasure of hosting PJ Cannon, Jr. for a Friends in Faith event on Rastafari beliefs...| Tagged Haile Sallasie, Jamaica, Marcus Garvey, PJ Cannon, RASTA Radio, Rastafari
Sallie Latkovich Speaks on Biblical Study Programs at CTU, Her Experiences Traveling in the Middle East
On February 18, the Niagara Foundation had the pleasure of hosting Sallie Latkovich to discuss the benefits of religious studies abroad. Latkovich, C.S.J.,...| Tagged Biblical study, Catholic Theological Union, Christianity, CTU, Egypt, Greece, Interfaith, islam, Israel, Jordan, Judaism, Middle East, Palestine, Sallie Latkovich, Study abroad, travel, travel programs, turkey
Professor Benjamin Zeller Discusses Relationship Between Religion and Food
On February 9, the Niagara Foundation had the pleasure of hosting Professor Benjamin Zeller to speak on the topic of “Religion and Food.”...| Tagged dietary restrictions, food, identity, Lake Forest College, Niagara Foundation, Professor Benjamin Zeller, religion
This Week is World Interfaith Harmony Week
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the first week of February as World Interfaith Harmony Week in 2010. This initiative provides a platform...| Tagged Interfaith, Peace, United Nations, World Interfaith Harmony Day, World Interfaith Harmony Week
Meditating for the First Time: A Visit to The Buddhist Temple of Chicago
Last week I had the pleasure of visiting a landmark, The Buddhist Temple of Chicago. This 70-year-old institution extends open arms to visitors,...| Tagged Buddhism, Buddhist Temple of Chicago, meditation
Dr. Aasim Padela Discusses Culturally-Sensitive Healthcare, Medical Ethics
On January 12, the Niagara Foundation had the pleasuring of receiving Dr. Aasim Padela for an informative Friends in Faith event on the...| Tagged biomedicine, Dr. Aasim Padela, Ethics, healthcare, Initiative on Islam and Medicine, islam, medicine
Event Recap: 2015 Peace & Dialogue Awards
Each year, the Niagara Foundation publicly recognizes individuals and organizations in the Chicago community who have distinguished themselves in their profession and contributed...| Tagged Andrea Zopp, chicago, Chicago Community Trust, Community Service Award, Daniel Ash, Fethullah Gulen Award, Gesture, Lifetime Leadership Award, Niagara Foundation, Peace & Dialogue Awards, silent auction, Suzanne Morgan
The Modern Importance of Religious Reform
For many Americans and Westerners around the world, this is Halloween weekend. Yesterday was a day of trick-or-treating with family, wearing costumes, and watching...| Tagged All Saints Day, Lutheranism, reform, Reformation Day
Event Recap: Ramadan Experience 2015
By Brianna Deigan, Communications Intern July 15, 2015 “There is an unseen sweetness in the stomach’s emptiness. We are lutes. When the soundbox...| Tagged Food Security, Hunger, Interfaith, Ramadan Experience
Event Recap: Fr. James Mikhail on the Plight of Coptic Christians
By Alyssa Slager, Communications Intern On June 16th, the Niagara Foundation was happily joined by Father James Mikhail for a Friends in Faith...
Happy Ramadan from Niagara Foundation!
Today marks the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The month holds significance as the month that the Islamic holy book,...| Tagged Ramadan
Ramadan Experience : Lecture and Iftar 2015
Interview with Kismet Saglam of Soul Space Interfaith
On Sunday, May 3, 2015, Soul Space Interfaith will host their spring 2015 women’s retreat, Inviting the Presence of God: Finding Our Spirituality...| Tagged Interfaith, religion, retreat, Soul Space Interfaith, spirituality, spring, storytelling, women
Faith in Englewood: Event Recap
By Ariana Shockley, Center for Interfaith Engagement Intern On Thursday April 9, 2015, Niagara Foundation had the pleasure of sitting down and spending some...| Tagged Buddhism, Englewood, faith, Interfaith, Shambhala
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...| Tagged Buddhism, Englewood, faith, Interfaith, Shambhala
Turkey Trip Tales: Illinois State Representative Kathy Ryg
By: Representative Kathy Ryg My trip to Turkey with fellow legislators was most definitely a life changing experience. The opportunity to learn more...| Tagged Aegean Sea, Ankara, Ephesus, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, travel, turkey
Turkey Trip Tales: Mary Ellen O’Hare-Lavin, Ph. D.
By: Mary Ellen O’Hare-Lavin, Ph. D. In spring 2013, I joined a group of faculty, students and other interested persons on a trip...| Tagged travel, turkey, Turkey Trip