A collection of inspirational videos and text featuring America’s finest religious thinkers, stories of personal faith, and reflections on spiritual topics, gathered from television broadcasts of 30 Good Minutes, a weekly multifaith program in Chicago.
In her message titled, A Little Child Will Lead them , Claudia Highbaugh, Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life at Connecticut College, says that children can teach us a lot about how to become peacemakers. We need to take time, think, reflect, confess and look carefully at what is in our hearts to know the ways of peace.
The Rev. Dr. Claudia Highbaugh is Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut where she helps meet the religious needs of the College's diverse student body and to integrate the spiritual life of the community into the College's education mission and programs. Formerly a member of the faculty at Harvard Divinity School and Associate Chaplain at Yale University, she earned both her doctor of ministry and master of divinity degrees at the Claremont School of Theology.
This archived 30 Good Minutes program first aired in December 2003.
A New Documentary from the Chicago Sunday Evening Club
Divided Families: Responding with Faith
This hour-long documentary explores the impact of current US immigration policies on Amy and Carlos, a young family from West Chicago. Because Carlos was brought to the US illegally from Mexico as a child, they encounter severe penalties and barriers as they attempt to gain his resident status. Like thousands of families in this situation, they want to do the right thing, but there seems to be no path to follow. We tell the story of their decade-long struggle, and highlight the work of faith organizations across Chicago that are working to help families like theirs stay together.
Premieres on WTTW Thursday, October 16th at 9pm
Chicago Leadership Prayer Breakfast - December 5, 2014
The purpose of the Chicago Leadership Prayer Breakfast is to gather as an interfaith community in thanksgiving and hope to pray for our city and its leadership.
Organized by Chicago Sunday Evening Club With major funding provided by Northern Trust Chair and Master of Ceremonies: Andrew J. McKenna
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sid Mohn - President of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights.
30 Good Minutes Online
Reflection on Peace by Christine Chakoian
Around the time the Soviets launched the space station Mir, I was studying Russian. Deep into reading Tolstoy’s War and Peace, the connection dawned on me: Mir wasn’t an arbitrary name, it was the Russian word for peace.
At a time when the U.S.S.R. and America were pointing nuclear warheads at each other, the name seemed grossly ironic. Inventing space flight looked easy compared to creating world peace. We’d never be able to do it.
Yet the image of Mir, peace, circling the globe was comforting to me. Even while our countries were hopelessly engaged in an arms race, even then, over and over again, peace was circling around the earth wrapping the world in a blanket of calm and hope—a presence beyond our own, unimpeded by the natural forces of gravity or pride.
God’s peace is like that for us. Even when anxiety of conflict threatens to overtake us, even then, God’s peace encircles us. An unwavering presence even when we cannot see it.