Sunday
February 10

Coming Together in Chicago!

By aclauhs

Guess where I will be this Valentine’s Day? Not in the arms of a significant other, if that’s what you were thinking. No, I’ll be busy being swept away by, well, the Windy City.

Yes, I’ll be in Chicago! I was (along with my fellow Interfaith Council Leadership Board member, Naziyya) lucky enough to nominated for the University of Chicago’s Coming Together 6 interfaith student leadership conference! Here’s the adorable banner they designed for it (complete with some UChicago gargoyles):

Aaaaaand…here is the schedule:

Thursday February 14, 2013

  • 12 noon – 6:30 pm Registration
  • 2 – 6 pm Yoga, Carillon Lessons, Campus Tours, & more!
  • 6:30 pm Welcome dinner
  • 8 pm Speedfaithing
  • 8:30 pm Dessert Reception at the Oriental Institute Museum Friday

February 15, 2013

  • 8 am Meditation: 20 Minutes Still
  • 8:30 am Breakfast
  • 9:30 am University Welcome with the Provost
  • 9:50 am Joint Session with Teresa Hord Owens
  • 10:20 am Breakout I: Identities
  • 11:30 am Fishbowl Conversation: Sex in Paradise (and Here)
  • 12:15 pm Jumu’ah prayers
  • 12:30 pm Lunch
  • 1 pm Jumu’ah prayers
  • 1:35 pm Joint Session with Julian DeShazier
  • 2 pm Breakout II: Self
  • 3 pm Breakout III: Story
  • 3:45 pm Free Time [fun & social activities!]
  • 4:45 pm Shabbat
  • 6:30 pm Interfaith Shabbat Dinner
  • 8 pm Yuval Ron Ensemble concert [open to the public, free – please invite Chicago friends!]

Saturday February 16, 2013

  • 7 am University of Chicago Tradition Kuvia: Yoga at the Point
  • 8 am Meditation: 20 Minutes Still
  • 8:30 am Breakfast
  • 9:30 am Yuval Ron workshops
  • 11:30 am Something Not Boring!
  • 12:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:35 pm Breakout IV: Mind
  • 2:45 pm Joint Session with Dr. Rami Nashashibi
  • 3:20 pm Breakout V: Practice
  • 4:15 pm Free Time [fun & social activities!]
  • 6:30 pm Closing Dinner & Jazz Reception at Rockefeller Chapel

Sunday February 17, 2013

  • 8 am Chanting
  • 8:30 am Breakfast
  • 9:30 am Optional: Chicago Excursions
  • Optional: Sunday Morning Services in Hyde Park

Need I tell you that I am excited? We will be getting to meet all sorts of students involved in interfaith work from around the country (and from Canada), and it will also give me a chance to get a feel  for UChicago, which is one of the places I am considering for graduate school.

No worries–you can be assured that my next blog post when I return from the conference will fill you in on everything that happened!

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