Upcoming Events
  • Jeff Mishur
11/02/2014
1:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Special Events
Common Ground Deerfield
Art historian Jeff Mishur presents a lecture on a selection of twentieth century Latin American artists including Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco, and Frida Kahlo.
  • Jim Kenney
11/04/2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
As the 2014 midterm elections approach, Jim offers a wide range of information, analysis, and interesting speculation on possible outcomes and implications.
  • Isaac Serotta
11/05/2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
We will look at the first verses of the classic text of Jewish mysticism, ‘The Book of Formation’ (Sefer Yetzirah).
  • Kenneth James
11/05/2014
7:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Satellite
Common Ground Grayslake
 In this class, a method for working with dreams derived from the writings and practices of C. G. Jung will be presented.
  • Jim Kenney
11/11/2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
This fascinating workshop will explore how Europeans and Indians met, regarding each other as alien, and how between 1650 and 1815 they constructed a common, mutually comprehensible world in the region around the Great Lakes.
Announcements
Jim Kenney will step in for Ahmad, who is delayed in Iran.
Unfortunately, the CG Fall Bulletin's "Spiritual Practice" section gave the wrong email for Laura Bernstein. This is important, since all new participants are asked to contact Laura before joining her Meditation class. We're very sorry for the error. The correct email is:  LJBernstein339@gmail.com.
 

May 15th, 2015 will be Common Ground's 40th anniversary! We're planning a Gala celebration on October 18, 2015. (Click to learn more.)
Latest Blog Posts
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.
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.