Upcoming Events
  • Jim Kenney
05/03/2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
Terror attacks in France, Brussels, and elsewhere have heightened European anxieties over Islam to the point where Euro-centric nationalism has become a dramatic concern in its own right. We’ll try to sort through the actual reasons for European fears and the somewhat less-alarming realities. 
  • Jim Kenney
05/04/2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
Joseph Campbell  was the preeminent scholar of the world’s mythic traditons. We’ll follow Campbell’s bliss as we inquire into the power of myth.
  • Jim Kenney
05/05/2016
7:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Satellite
Common Ground Chicago
Terror attacks in France, Turkey, and elsewhere have heightened European anxieties over Islam to the point where Euro-centric nationalism has become a dramatic concern in its own right. It’s a complex and alarming situation. We’ll try to sort through the actual reasons for European fears and the somewhat less-alarming realities. (Read on for more.)
  • Jim Kenney
05/10/2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
Terror attacks in France, Brussels, and elsewhere have heightened European anxieties over Islam to the point where Euro-centric nationalism has become a dramatic concern in its own right. We’ll try to sort through the actual reasons for European fears and the somewhat less-alarming realities. 
  • Jim Kenney
05/11/2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
Joseph Campbell  was the preeminent scholar of the world’s mythic traditons. We’ll follow Campbell’s bliss as we inquire into the power of myth.
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Common Ground is scheduling a “Fundraising Fortnight” (May 31-June 15), during which we’ll be making a special effort to reach out to you and all our participants for the assistance on which our continued success depends. We know you care about CG and we know we can count on you.

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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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The Common Ground Bulletin is sent three times each year and highlights various items of Common Ground.

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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.