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Join us for monthly presentations and discussions on topics ranging from understanding the Bible and spiritual practices, to current books and current events. We meet at the Swedenborg Library in downtown Chicago, and host Common Ground (Deerfield) programs downtown.

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COMMON GROUND: Diversity in Early Christianity

Dixon Chapel


Who was this Jesus who unexpectedly rose from the dead? How should we organize community? What scriptures should we accept? The answers within the early Christian church vary dramatically, and the first centuries of the church present a fascinating account of a believing community believing different things. Join us! $10 fee payable to Common Ground.

COMMON GROUND: The Epic of the Persian Kings

Dixon Chapel


The Epic of the Persian Kings was written 1,008 years ago. It remains the longest poem ever written by a single author, with four magnificent love stories and many world-class tragedies. Come and hear the tale of this magnificent poem and the story of its most successful translation into English, told by the English translator Ahmad Sadri, professor at Lake Forest College.

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Field Museum Highlights Tour

The Field Museum

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