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Architecture Mon Aug 03 2009
Churches, temples and synagogues represent some of the most beautiful buildings in Chicago, yet typically remain unvisited except by members of that particular denomination. Sacred Spaces International is hosting a summer tour series with the hopes of exposing these Chicago gems while simultaneously sparking useful discussion among members of different faiths.
Suzanne Morgan, founder of Sacred Spaces International, possessed experience as a liturgical architect and, according to their website, started the organization in 2002 as a response to a cooling of interfaith understanding after 9/11. In intention if for people to explore these spaces and learn about the uniqueness and nuance of a particular religion set in the universal language of architecture.
The tours take place every Thursday and run through October. This Thursday's tour is of the Fourth Presbyterian Church on North Michigan Avenue. The fee for members is $5, non-members $15. Register online.