Upcoming Sunday Services
Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 9:30am & 11:15am
Reverend Tom will lead the congregation through a ritual of restoration and healing for experiences of personal trauma and pain. Whether those experiences have been recent or some time ago, but are still on your heart, the ritual will provide each person a time for reflection, healing, and support. The DuPage UU Church Choir will be performing in this service.There will also be a time in the service to share Joys and Concerns.
"Lean on Me"
Sunday, January 28, 2018 @ 9:30am & 11:15am
How do we stand beside one another in times of pain, sickness, or change? Come learn what it means to be ministered unto and to minister to one another.
Two relatively important Muslim documents passed under the radar of many in 2007 and 2016, respectively. They open many avenues for interfaith dialogue in a constructive, compassionate manner, yet remain largely unknown. Why are they important and what are the next steps for religious communities like this to bring their impact to the larger community? How can their messages be both a topic for theological study and a rally for interfaith action and solidarity in an age when Islam appears to be more under attack than ever?
Jason Renken is a Ph.D. Candidate in Theology at Loyola University Chicago, with research focusing on Christian-Muslim dialogue in an age of globalization. He is an adjunct professor of theology at Lewis University and adjunct professor of philosophy at Joliet Junior College. He is a consultant in Islam for the (Catholic) Archdiocese of Chicago (previously working in their Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs from 2002-2010) and a member of the Catholic-Muslim Scholars' Dialogue between the Archdiocese and the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago. He has traveled to Italy, Turkey, and Washington, DC to present at conferences promoting interfaith dialogue. He is also a member of the Faiths in the World Committee of the Catholic Association of Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers and previously co-hosted a monthly radio program called "Catholics in Dialogue."