"Chicago Interfaith Encounter"
August 13 - 20, 2017 and
April 29 - May 6, 2018
2 Required Residential Institutes, 2017 - 2019 Training Session
Chicago is an interfaith hub of learning and connection. The first World's Congress of Religions was held in Chicago in 1893 which set the stage for decades of dialogue in this robust city. All of the world's major spiritual traditions are represented here with their own houses of worship. This allows us at SGTI to provide you with a myriad of unique opportunities to learn and grow in interspiritual awareness—up close and personal! Field trips to key religious sites and conversations with spiritual leaders are central to this interfaith immersion experience.
Wondering what is meant by "interfaith" and "interspiritual"? Read more here.
The historic Lincoln Park area will be your home away from home.
Located just 3 blocks from beautiful Lake Michigan in the historic Lincoln Park neighborhood, our students study and stay at the Cenacle Retreat & Conference Center. Lincoln Park has been called "The City in a Garden" and is situated 3 miles north of downtown Chicago. Boasting 1200 acres of green space, it has quaint, tree-lined neighborhoods with ethnic restaurants, sidewalk cafes, shops, theaters, the famed Lincoln Park Zoo, nature museum, conservatory, and the beach.