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Next Communities, part of Next Theatre will present “Shape of Faith,” voices of Evanston’s faith-based congregations, written by Gabrielle Fulton and directed by Julie Ganey. The project brought together a collection of views from Skokie Bahá’í Community, Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Ebenezer AME Church, Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, Jewel Heart Sangha, Second Baptist Church, Interfaith Housing Center, St. Nicholas Church, Northwestern University, Howard Area Community Center, Faith Temple Church of God in Christ and Northwestern University’s Sheil Center.
Topics in the presentation include the following: What is the role of faith in public life? How do beliefs unite and divide a community? How do faith organizations and secular organizations work together to address the world’s challenges? And what is the meaning of “separation of church and state” today?
There will be four performances: 7:30 p.m. on April 29 at the Struble Theatre at Northwestern University; 7:30 p.m. on April 30 at Ebenezer AME Church, 1109 Emerson St.; 5 p.m. on May 1 at Next Theatre Company, 927 Noyes St.; and 5 p.m. on May 2 at The Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, 7574 N. Lincoln, Skokie.
Performances are free; donations will be accepted at the door. Reservations are encouraged, call 847-475-1875