Upcoming Events
  • Jim Kenney
09/08/2015
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
Stephen Kinzer, the celebrated author of Overthrow brings us a compelling study in American hubris as it was embodied in John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State, and his brother Allen, Director of the CIA.
  • Jerrol Leitner
09/09/2015
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
Using selections from the gospel, this two-part talk investigates how Mark collected and ordered materials to craft his theological image of Jesus the Christ, and his immense influence on the later gospels of Matthew and Luke.
  • Jim Kenney
09/09/2015
7:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Lecture
Common Ground Deerfield
We've gotten lots of requests for an informal question and answer session with Jim Kenney. So, we're giving it a try this evening.
  • John Wasik
09/10/2015
7:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Satellite
Common Ground Crystal Lake

John Wasik will be discussing Pope Francis's recent encyclical, Laudato Si’, (Praise Be to

You), and why it matters to everyone on the planet.

  • Jim Kenney
09/15/2015
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
Stephen Kinzer, the celebrated author of Overthrow brings us a compelling study in American hubris as it was embodied in John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State, and his brother Allen, Director of the CIA.
Announcements
We're happy to announce that the newest Common Ground Bulletin is in the mail and also available here on the CG website. We're very excited about our new programs as we continue our celebration of Common Ground's 40th year!
CG regrets to announce that Carl Jerome's Mindfulness Meditation sessions (Thursday evenings) have ended.
CG deeply regrets to announce that the Flossmoor satellite will no longer be in operation. The May, June, and July dates are cancelled.
Latest Blog Posts
Jim Kenney is featured in a remarkable new book by Chicago author Betsy Storm.
Be sure to check the latest Donors Honor Roll on display in the rear of the CG classroom.
It’s not easy to ask for help. We all know that. It’s harder still for a not-for-profit whose supporters have rightly come to take it for granted. Yes, CG asks regularly for contributions, but that should never be taken as a sign of organizational weakness.
Latest Bulletin
The Common Ground Bulletin is sent three times each year and highlights various items of Common Ground.
About Common Ground

Founded by Ron Miller and Jim Kenney in 1975, Common Ground is a center for inquiry, study, and dialogue. Our primary concern is the human quest for understanding and the human pursuit of significance. While our endeavor began with the study of world religions and the commitment to inter-faith dialogue, our range of program offerings has been greatly expanded over the past several years.

Today, our primary focus is on the world's great cultural, philosophical, religious, and spiritual traditions and their implications for every dimension of human experience. Our course offerings include a tremendous variety of topics, including, but not limited to: history, literature, art, science, psychology, business, relationship, health, and personal growth. Our programs are shaped to meet the needs of all who are excited by ideas and serious about the quest.

Common Ground is for those who are already deeply grounded in their own traditions and for those who are still searching. It is a place for all who are fascinated by the convergence of the ancient with the modern, of East with West, and of spirituality with planetary reality. Common Ground brings together a knowledge of the past and a vision of the future for a better understanding of the present.

Common Ground is a fully registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.