"A House of Prayer para Todos los Pueblos:" Tony Alonso in Concert
Tony Alonso is a composer and theologian whose work responds to the diverse needs of the contemporary church. A Cuban-American Roman Catholic, his compositions embrace intercultural musical expressions and reflect a commitment to strong ritual song. Tony’s music appears in compilations and hymnals across Christian denominations throughout the world. In 2015, he composed the responsorial psalm for the first Mass Pope Francis celebrated in the United States.
STARTS: Monday, February 29, 2016 at 4:00 PM ENDS: Monday, February 29, 2016 at 6:30 PM
5416 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, IL 60615 (see map)
Room 210 A & B
Description: Please join us for an evening of mercy with two of the brothers of the renowned Taizé Community in France, which was formed after World War II in response to a need for peace and reconciliation in the world.
The event will start with a lecture and dialogue with the brothers, move into an ecumenical prayer service in the Spirit of Taizé, and end with a simple reception.
STARTS: Monday, March 21, 2016 at 4:00 PM ENDS: Monday, March 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM
5416 S. Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615 (see map)
The Judeo-Christian tradition posits the origin of the universe as a divinely intended and realized moment that attains fulfillment in the saving mystery of the risen Christ. In popular perception this movement unfolds with predictable linearity. The intense debate on global warming and climate change stresses the imperative and urgency of “saving the planet,” a rhetoric that contains resonances of God’s promise to re-create or create the earth anew. Viewed through the prism indigenous religions, creation-salvation axis forms a “soteriological loop” that understands creation as regeneration. The dynamic components of this loop offer some innovative thinking as part of the contribution of systematic theology to the discourse on climate change and integrity of creation.