Upcoming Sunday Programs
All our Sunday morning programs run from 10:30am till noon and are open to the public.
Our Sunday School for children runs concurrently.
After 5 centuries of missionaries, Japan’s Christian population is still less than 1 percent; but Japanese versions of Christianity exist in the media, in the fad of church weddings, and in social programs. Patrick Drazen looks at Japan’s complicated history with Christianity and its status as a minority religion. Based on his forthcoming book Holy Anime!, this presentation takes a humanist approach to both Japan and its version of Christianity.
Pakistani-Canadian author of "The Atheist Muslim"
Ali will share his emotionally and intellectually compelling personal story of struggling to reconcile the Muslim society he was living in as a scientist and physician and the religion he was being raised in. After losing his faith, he has resolved to use his new freedom of speech to represent the voices that are usually quashed before reaching the mainstream media––those of Atheist Muslims.
Copies of his book "The Atheist Muslim" will be available for sale after the program.
Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School
Assistant Professor Adam Chilton from the University of Chicago Law School will describe the legal authority that President Trump has over immigration policy in the United States. Professor Chilton will review the main principles governing immigration law and update us on the latest events surrounding Trump’s decisions.
Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom
With the rise of so-called "fake news," it is more important than ever to think critically about what we hear and read. As American astronomer Cliff Stoll said, "data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, and understanding is not wisdom." That is, just because you have some “facts” and share them doesn’t mean you’re informed or the “facts” are useful. Librarians, who have long been activists, are mobilizing like never before ensure the free flow of information, protesting the Administration’s executive orders and working within their communities helping us all to grow as we participate ethically in discovering and using information.
Amy Ellison and Monica Long Ross of 137 Films will tell us about the making of their film company’s most recent project, currently in post-production, called “We Believe in Dinosaurs.” Shot over the course of three years, the film follows the designers and builders of the $100 million, 510-foot Noah’s Ark “Museum” in rural Kentucky whose express purpose is debunking evolution. From blue prints to opening day, the film tells the story of the unsettling, yet uniquely American, conflict between science and religion.
In the book "Chicago Is Not Broke" a group of Chicago experts have written short articles outlining ways to save and generate major progressive and sustainable revenues for Chicago. Hear a very comprehensive and easy to follow narrative of what the Chicago budget is, who the money goes to and how we the people can access it.