Upcoming Events
  • Jim Kenney
05/31/2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
Joseph Ellis’ The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 focuses the attention of one of our premier historians of early America on the shaping of the Constitution and the new republic. He recounts the extraordinary efforts of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison to persuade the states to relinquish a measure of their sovereignty and to join in the creation of a new federal government with power over their own autonomy. So much of our modern political landscape is drawn along lines etched in those critical years.
  • Pauline Viviano
06/01/2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
Archaeology in the Middle East has had a profound impact on reading the Bible.  In this two-week series we will explore the major archaeological discoveries that have expanded our knowledge of the ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world and so have revolutionized our understanding of the Bible.(Read on.)
  • Ahmad Sadri
06/02/2016
7:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Satellite
Common Ground Chicago
The pre-Islamic religions of Iran have had a deep and lasting influence on the Western religions of the world. These ideas have shaped the messianic and end-time expectations of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. (Read on for more.)
  • Jim Kenney
06/07/2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
Joseph Ellis’ The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 focuses the attention of one of our premier historians of early America on the shaping of the Constitution and the new republic. He recounts the extraordinary efforts of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison to persuade the states to relinquish a measure of their sovereignty and to join in the creation of a new federal government with power over their own autonomy. So much of our modern political landscape is drawn along lines etched in those critical years.
  • Pauline Viviano
06/08/2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
Archaeology in the Middle East has had a profound impact on reading the Bible.  In this two-week series we will explore the major archaeological discoveries that have expanded our knowledge of the ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world and so have revolutionized our understanding of the Bible.(Read on.)
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We’re thrilled to announce that renowned Tai Ji master, scholar, dancer, calligrapher, and teacher Chungliang Al Huang will be coming back to Common Ground for a series of three wonderful programs this June – “The Hero’s Journey,” “Mythic Images,” and “The Living Philosophies.”

Here's the list of the great teachers who will be presenting this winter at CG Deerfield and our Satellites. They're all distinguished thinkers, scholars, and presenters. Get to know them all. Our faculty and our participants are our most precious assets. Click "Read More" for the entire list. 

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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.

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