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Sacred Space Ambassador

Suzanne Morgan
Suzanne Morgan
Sacred Space Ambassador

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Ms. Suzanne Morgan is the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions Sacred Space Ambassador. She joined CPWR in the spring of 2011.  

Suzanne Morgan is a retired architect with an expertise in liturgical design, who consults and gives presentations on religious architecture.  Ms. Morgan believes that a space becomes sacred through the meaning it has for its community. Sharing that meaning can reduce social tension and cultural misunderstanding and build bridges of trust and hope.

Ms. Morgan is the Founder and Director Emeritus of Sacred Space International (SSI).  SSI was founded in 2002 in Chicago to encourage interfaith dialogue on cultural diversity by sharing sacred space.  A secular organization, SSI sought to draw awareness to the diversity of faith traditions and bring secular spaces to light for an expanded public. 

In 1992 Suzanne graduated from the pilot program at the CTU (Catholic Theological Union) in liturgical design. In the year 2000, she started “The Upper Room,” an interfaith prayer space housed within a Chicago skyscraper suite. After noticing the drop-off in attendance after the events of September 11th, 2001 she began thinking about how religious architecture and sacred space could be connected to interfaith dialogue. She founded Sacred Space International originally as "The Center for Religious Architecture" in 2002 to begin this process.

An AIA member, Ms. Morgan has held architectural licenses in five states in the US. She has worked at many prominent firms in the Chicago area including SOM and Loebl, Schlossman, Hackl and has been a sole practitioner providing interior and architectural services for clients. She holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and an MBA from the University of Chicago.  

 

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