Past Event

Civic Reflection: Fact & Faith Discussion

Join us for a book salon focusing on faith, service and difference. Adam Davis of the Project on Civic Reflection, Dimitra Tasiouras of the Illinois Humanities Council, and other facilitators from a range of community organizations will lead the discussion, using selections from Hearing the Call across Traditions: Readings on Faith and Service.

This event is co-sponsored by the Project on Civic Reflection, the Interfaith Youth Core, the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, and Critical Encounters: Fact & Faith.

About Hearing the Call Across Traditions
This collaboration betwen the Illinois Humanities Council, Interfaith Youth Core, and Project on Civic Reflection contains a rich selection of short readings-prose, verse, and sacred text-from some of the great faith traditions, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, as well as secular writings. These selections and accompanying discussion questions are designed to explore the connections between faith, service, and social justice using the themes:

  • Why do I serve?
  • Whom do I serve?
  • How do I serve?

These readings and suggested discussion topics are designed to foster greater understanding of faith-based service and to inspire others to reflect on their commitment to improving the world. Hearing the Call Across Traditions was edited by Adam Davis, senior research and teaching associate at the Project on Civic Reflection, and features a forward by Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core.

For more information, call the Project on Civic Reflection at 312.750.1760.