Chicago Sacred Spaces Tour Being Planned for 2017 Conference

Chicago has long played an important role in the diverse history of religion in the U.S. The city is filled with iconic churches, synagogues, mosques and temples. In the fall of 1893, the Windy City hosted to the first Parliament of the World’s Religions, which scholars frequently suggest was a major turning point in the practice of religious pluralism in the U.S.

When AEJMC’s annual conference rolls into town in August 2017, RMIG members will have the opportunity to visit some of Chicago’s important sacred spaces in a pre-conference tour that is in the planning stages.

The day-long tour builds on a similar sacred spaces tour held during the Minneapolis conference [LINK:}. The 2017 tour is still in the planning stages, but a visit to the the Bahá’í House of Worship — the only one of its kind in North America — has already been confirmed. If members have suggestions of sites to add to the itinerary, contact tour organizer Brian J. Bowe at

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