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  • Jim Kenney
Steven Pinker is an evolutionary psychologist, an expert in human behavior and its evolutionary adaptations. He is the acclaimed author of many books, including The Better Angels of Our Nature–Why Violence Has Declined. His latest, Enlightenment Now, is his finest yet. He argues compellingly that the key values, which animated the 18th-century Enlightenment – humanism, reason, and science – are still active (and even dominant) in human culture.
06/19/2018
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesdays, May 22-June 19 (5 weeks)
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
815 Rosemary Terrace
Deerfield, IL 60015
  • Ahmad Sadri
This workshop will assist participants to make sense political and sociological sense of the Sunni-Shi'ite divide and its continuing intellectual, social and political ramifications down to the present-day conflicts in Iraq and Syria. 
06/20/2018
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesdays, June 13-20 (2 weeks)
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
815 Rosemary Terrace
Deerfield, IL 60015
  • Ahmad Sadri
Donald Trump's limited and distorted understanding of Islam is not unique or limited to him. His view is quite typical of the mindset of Islamophobes in US and Europe. We will start with the historical roots of this caricature and follow up its developments in the modern world.
06/26/2018
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesday, June 26 (1 week)
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
815 Rosemary Terrace
Deerfield, IL 60015
  • Carl Jerome
The three most important and foundational Buddhist concepts are the Four Noble Truths, the Two Truths and the Five Aggregates. Learn how each of these tenets or doctrines structures our understanding of ourselves and our suffering,
06/27/2018
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, June 27 (1 week)
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
815 Rosemary Terrace
Deerfield, IL 60015
  • Jim Kenney
The dance of science and religion has been long and often tortured. This lecture will begin with the Medieval period and then touch on the 16th-century Scientific Revolution. Finally we’ll move into the modern period and try to understand the changing relationship of religion and science.
07/24/2018
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesdays, July 24-31 (2 weeks)
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
815 Rosemary Terrace
Deerfield, IL 60015
  • Maurice Pickard
The cause of more deaths than guns and automobile accidents combined, the opioid scourge has become one of America's most urgent social challenges. Addiction troubled communities long before the advent of modern medicine. However, the opioid epidemic had its origin in the pharmaceutical industry and in normative medical practices. It's clear that we all must be involved in prevention and treatment of opioid abuse and in the reduction of overdoses and deaths.
07/25/2018
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, July 25
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
815 Rosemary Terrace
Deerfield, IL 60015
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