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Chicago Downtown Luncheon a Success!

One of our program interns, Shannon, gives us a quick rundown of last Tuesday’s Downtown Luncheon event in Chicago:

This past Tuesday, September 29, the Parliament of Religions hosted a luncheon entitled “A Pure Body, a Purer Soul.” The panel featured three speakers each discussing fasting in their personal faiths; Rabbi Yehiel Poupko of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago spoke about Judaism, Professor Inamul Haq from Elmhurst University discussed Islam and Rajul Bhalala from the Chinmaya Mission shared her experiences of Hindu fasting. Each faith had recently finished a communal fasting time: Yom Kippur for Jews, Ramadan for Muslims and Navaratri for Hindus. The session was moderated by Sister Joan McGuire of the Archdiocese of Chicago, who also shared the Catholic perspective on fasting during the question and answer portion of the event. We will continue to hold such events as part of our regular Downtown Luncheon Series, so keep your eyes open!