Upcoming Events
  • Pauline Viviano
7:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Common Ground Crystal Lake
Within Jeremiah's dire announcement of doom are found seeds of hope for a new relationship between God and Israel beyond the time of destruction.  We will explore various facets of the book of Jeremiah, focusing on the character of the prophet and his message, and also, taking into consideration the relevance of Jeremiah's message for us today.
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The final session of Jim's 4-week workshop, "Paris in the Belle Epoque," was cancelled on March 17. Join us (free to all interested participants) for the makeup session, this Tuesday, April 14, 9:30-11:30 at the CG Center.
Check out the offerings at CG's several Satellites. Most offer monthly lectures. Common Ground in your neighborhood!
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Jim Kenney is featured in a remarkable new book by Chicago author Betsy Storm.
Watch for the new 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.
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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.