Interfaith Action of Evanston is a living example of the power of interfaith dialogue – not as an academic exercise or theoretical construct, but as a force uniting Evanston’s diverse communities of faith and spirit to feed the hungry, serve the needs of the homeless, and build bridges across our divides by the expression of our shared values through action.
This year marks the opportunity to celebrate progress of one bridge building effort: the reconciliation dialogue between Lutherans and Catholics. Energized by that example, Interfaith Action of Evanston presents its nineteenth annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service, Wednesday, November 22, 2017, starting at 7:00 PM at Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, 303 Dodge Ave., Evanston, Illinois (plenty of parking across Dodge at the Levy Senior Center). Representatives of various communities of faith and spirit will present invocations from their individual traditions sharing the commonality of thanksgiving and community that ties us to each other, and to those we serve.
Presenting the evening’s message will be Dr. Cristina Traina, PhD, Professor of Religion, Department of Religious Studies, Northwestern University. Dr. Traina received her Ph.D. in theology from the University of Chicago Divinity School and has been a member of the Northwestern Department of Religious Studies since 1992. She is a member of the Leadership Team for Evanston’s Reformation 500 And Beyond.
And as is our tradition, there will be an interfaith choir performing Deep Peace (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6PQRXXn9ko). All who are interested in participating should plan to arrive at 6:00 PM for a brief rehearsal.
Come join the celebration, with an informal reception after.
A free will offering will be accepted.