Pledge of Solidarity
On April 26, 2016 leaders from SCUPE (OMNIA Institute), Arise Chicago, and The Parliament of the World's Religions, assembled diverse religious leaders, and people of faith and of goodwill at a Press Conference at the Harold Washington Public Library in Chicago, on Tuesday, April 26th, to affirm the following pledge of solidarity. Standing together with Dr. Larycia Hawkins, University Professor who lost her teaching position at a conservative Christian College when she wore a hijab (head scarf) to demonstrate her support for her Muslim students who had been the brunt of public criticism and taunts. The group committed to stand in solidarity themselves, teach their religious communities to do the same and tell the stories of solidarity with truthfulness and passion.
Sacred Stones Immersion Tour
On Sept. 17 the OMNIA Institute sponsored our second Chicago-basd immersion tour exploring the art, architecture, and ornament of three distinct houses of worship. Led by Architect and Ambassador of Sacred Spaces to the Parliament of the World's Religions, Suzanne Morgan, this tour offered fascinating insights into these important faith traditions.
Together Building a Just Economy - 2014 Congress on Urban Ministry
The question of widening wealth disparities has recently been the subject of much public discourse, scholarly inquiry, and ecclesial statements. SCUPE (OMNIA Institute), because of its commitment to urban contextual theology, finds the question highly relevant to its mission and seeks to address it through its seventeenth Congress on Urban Ministry. Read its Manifesto for a People of Faith: Together Building a Just Economy