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  • Ahmad Sadri
7:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Common Ground Crystal Lake
This very special CG presentation introduces Professor Ahmad Sadri’s new translation of ...
  • Jim Kenney
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
You read about it every day, but what exactly is “Big Data?” This workshop will on...
  • Jerrol Leitner
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
Mark Twain called Adventures of Huckleberry Finn “a book…where a sound heart and a d...
  • Ahmad Sadri
7:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Common Ground Deerfield
The great Persian poet Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi considered a positive approach to death to be o...
  • Claire Copping Cross
1:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Special Event
Common Ground Deerfield
In this beautiful slide-lecture presentation, you’ll behold Magritte’s extraordina...
No classes at the CG Deerfield Center from Sunday, April 13, through Tuesday, April 29.
It's that time again. A new CG season begins.
The 2014 Spring-Summer CG Bulletin is here.
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It seems that he was with us just a day or so ago. But the loss of Ron Miller in May of 2011 still grieves those who knew him as a scholar, teacher, counselor, spiritual advisor, and friend. 
Common Ground is merging with the Peace Council, one of the premier interreligious organizations in the world!
Did you know that our tuition only covers 30% of our costs? To stay alive and vital, CG needs your help.
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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.