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Posted: April 09th, 2014

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Thursday April 17, 6 p.m.
Freedom for All the Earth: An Interfaith Passover Seder
Co-sponsored with the Hyde Park Muslim Family Circle and Mishkan Chicago. Please register online. Registration closes on Monday, April 14 and seats are going quickly!

Tuesday Evenings: April 22, 29, and May 6, 2014, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Dr. Umar Abd-Allah, Issues in Islamic Theology Series
Dr. Umar Abd-Allah is one of the foremost scholars of Islam in the United States today, with both classical religious training and a doctorate from the University of Chicago. His courses at CTS represent the first opportunity to study with him for academic credit. RSVP requested but not required: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(NOTE: This program was rescheduled from Thursday, March 27)
Thursday May 1, 2014 - 5:15 Reception, 6:30 p.m. (Available via LIVE STREAM)
2014 Casteñeda Lecture Featuring Dr. Laurel Schneider, speaking on, "Insiders Out."
CTS is pleased to announce that the 2014 Casteñeda Lecture will be given by Dr. Laurel Schneider. As most of you know, Dr. Schneider was until recently Professor of Theology, Ethics and Culture here at CTS. This summer she moved to Nashville to pursue new opportunities as Professor of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University, with secondary appointments in Gender Studies and Philosophy. The move to Nashville allows her to be with her spouse, Dr. Emilie Townes, who has is Dean of the Vanderbilt Divinity School. We look forward to welcoming Dr. Schneider back to CTS on Thursday, March 27, 2014. To RSVP, or if you have questions, please contact Kim M. Johnson, 773.896.2462773.896.2462This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Thursday, April 24, 4-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 30, 12:00 p.m. (Available via LIVE STREAM)
Spring Convocation: Dr. Seung Ai Yang, presenting, "Empowering Solidarity: Matthean Story of Mary and Magoi"
Popular Christian interpretations have often identified the magoi (translated “wise men” in most English Bible) in Matthew 2:1-12 as three kings from three different places in Asia such as India, Persia, and Arabia, with three different skin colors signifying three continents of Asia, Africa, and Europe, who came to worship Jesus. From a postcolonial feminist perspective, this popular picture is androcentric, kyriarchal, and imperialistic. In place of the oppressive interpretation, a postcolonial feminist imagination can find an inspiring story about empowering politics of solidarity among different women in the Matthean narrative of Mary and magoi.

Friday, May 16, 3:00pm- 5:00pm
25 & 50 Year Alumni Reunion
CTS will honor the Classes of 1964 & 1989 with a reunion celebration commemorating their 50th & 25th anniversary of graduation. If your graduation year ends in 4 please plan to join us in celebration! President Alice Hunt will award a medal to attending 50th & 25th celebrants. To register, please contact Joe Burt, Alumni & Special Events Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 773.896.2427.

Community Servant Award - CTS Center for the Study of Black Faith & Life
Friday, May 16, 7 p.m. Keynote & Award, Reception immediately following
CTS and its Center for the Study of Black Faith and Life, will recognize that person in congregati onal or public ministry who has given exemplary, on the ground, propheti c servant/leadership in the city of Chicago and environs. Join us as we honor Father Michael Pfl eger, pastor of the faith community of St. Sabina Catholic Church in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood on the city’s Southside. A keynote will be delivered by the Right Reverend George W. Walker, reti red Senior Bishop of the AME Zion Church, Parking is available. All are welcome.

Saturday, May 17, 10:30 a.m., Trinity United Church of Christ
2014 Commencement (Reception immediately following at Trinity UCC)

Thursday, May 29, 5:30 p.m.
JCIS Event: Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! 
Laughter is the same in any religion! You're invited to a taping of NPR & WBEZ Chicago's “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!" Please join us for an interfaith celebration to benefit CTS' Center for Jewish Christian and Islamic Studies. Let’s laugh & learn together, just for fun! Act quickly, tickets are limited! Click here to learn more or to register.

Friday, June 6, 2014 at 5:00 PM
CTS ON THE ROAD: Recharge, Reconnect, Remember
CTS will have an Alumni/ae Dinner as a part of the Wisconsin UCC Annual Conference which meets at Green Lake Conference Center, Green Lake, Wisconsin. Those attending the conference are automatically included. Area alumni/ae not attending the conference will be able to register separately. Mark your calendar for June 6, and check back here for registration details. Questions? Comments? Ideas to share? Please contact Joe Burt at 773-896-2427 or by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .