The Brueggeman Center for Dialogue

News and Upcoming Events

Imago's Music in the Woods

Imago’s Music in the Woods, September 18, 2021: 5-11 pm. Imago is an ecological education organization that is rooted in the concept that living in harmony with the natural world is not only good for the planet, but also is good for us and our communities. Find out more.

Recent Events

Twenty Years Later ... 9/11 Reminds Us to be Kind to One Another: September 9, 2021

On September 9, 2021, the Brueggeman Center sponsored a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by 19 Al Qaeda militants, which caused the death of 2,996 people.  The memory of those killed was remembered with love.  The evening, however, focused on Glen Prasser’s powerful story of the kindness he personally experienced on 9/11 and the days that followed, when his plane was diverted away from New York to Gander, Newfoundland.  Our world needs more compassion and kindness, values that are so beautifully modelled in the mission of the Little Sisters of the Poor, whose work with the elderly and the poor was supported by the generosity of those who attended the event.  You can view the recorded program.

Festival of Faiths: August 22-28, 2021

The Festival of Faiths was a week-long festival from August 22 to 28, 2021, which offered informative presentations; opportunities for prayer; meditation experiences, spiritual reflections and song and dance from many different religious traditions.  The Festival, which was co-sponsored by the Brueggeman Center,  brought people of different faith and cultural backgrounds together in the spirit of respect, understanding, friendship, and peace.

InHEIRitance Performance: June 19, 2021

The multimedia event, EXODUS:Reckoning, brought together themes of liberation and oppression with local residents'  lived perspectives, told through rituals inspired by the Jewish Passover Seder and the musical of the Black Gospel Church.

2021 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit: May 12-14, 2021

The year 2030 has been cited as a deadline by which the impacts of catastrophic climate change will be irreversible. But what if we imagine innovative solutions for healthier people and communities? Launch green policies that lead to stronger, more resilient regions? Create a built environment that lowers rather than increases our climate footprint and support a vibrant, thriving landscape? It is both possible and attainable.

That was the focus of this year’s Sustainability Summit, for which the Brueggeman Center was one of the sponsors.

Discussion: New Interreligious and Interfaith Publications, May 4, 2021

Discussion by members of interfaith centers of “New Publications in the Field of Interreligious and Interfaith Studies”: May 4, 2021. Focus on Paul Hedges’s Understanding Religion: Theories and Methods for Studying Religiously Diverse Societies (University of California Press, 2021) and Christine Hong’s Decolonial Futures: Intercultural and Interreligious Intelligence for Theological Education (Lexington, 2021).

Panel Discussion: Doblmeier Film on Abraham Heschel, April 19, 2021

Panel discussion moderated by William Madges concerning the work of Rabbi Abraham Heschel and Martin Doblmeier’s new documentary film about him, entitled “Spiritual Audacity: The Abraham Joshua Heschel Story”: April 19, 2021.    Panelists included: Dr. Adam Clark, Xavier Theology Department; Martin Doblmeier, film maker; Rabbi Jonathan Hecht, Dean of Hebrew Union College; Rabbi Jennifer Lewis, Xavier’s Center for Faith and Justice; Fr. Albert Mascia, OFM, Franciscan Friars.