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 his message, “The Sukkah of Peace, ” Rabbi David Saperstein says that we have still not entered the promised land of peace, but we can envision the land before us. Peace is vulnerable and easily destroyed, so it demands constant vigilance.
Rabbi David Saperstein is Director and Council of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, D.C., an organization that has been at the center of Jewish social justice for over 50 years. He was selected by Newsweek magazine in 2009 as the most influential rabbi in the country. Since December 2014, Rabbi Saperstein has been working at the State Department as the newest U.S. Ambassador of International Religious Freedom.
This archived 30 Good Minutes broadcast was first aired in October 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
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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.
Reflection on Peace by Delle Chatman
Peace. What is it? Peace of mind. How does one find it? Peace between nations. How do we get it? At what cost? Jesus puzzles us with two contradictory statements about peace. In John, he says, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.” But in Matthew, Jesus tells His disciples, "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword." Which is He? A man of peace or one who brings conflict...or is He both? Lots of questions. Here are some more in the form of poem:
For all your struggles
For all the man-made miracles that have turned your sky a dead-green
Oh, human, where is peace?
Where are the answers to lifetimes of questions?
Where an end to this eternity of need?"
Where is quiet?
Where is joy?
Even a best friend?
A simple touch?
Where is the freedom you murder and die for?
Where is your spirit of brotherly, sisterly love?
The word is Life
Life as you dream of living it
Life as babies feel it
As birds live it
That is the truth
Think fast, human
What are birds?
What are babies?
What is truth?
What is peace to you?