Lapp Learning Commons hosts the Morgan Model Collection

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In the Spring of 2018 Chicago Theological Seminary and the Lapp Learning Commons became the semi-permanent home to the , a gathering of architectural models of sacred spaces in the Chicagoland area developed by Suzanne Morgan日本一本道a不卡免费, founder of Sacred Space International.

日本一本道a不卡免费The collection includes Christian models of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, First Saint Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Holy Family Catholic Church, and St. Benedict the African Catholic Church; Jewish models of Jane Perlman Sanctuary of North Shore Congregation Israel and KAM Isaiah Israel Synagogue; and Unity Temple in Oak Park which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

日本一本道a不卡免费Designated a sacred space ambassador by the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Morgan hopes that the exhibit will encourage people to see harmonies in different religions and to promote interfaith communication amongst diverse religious traditions.

日本一本道a不卡免费Yasmine Abou-El-Kheir, Director of the Lapp Learning Commons at CTS, echoes this sentiment, stating, “The Morgan Model Collection makes it easy to see the beautiful diversity as well as the many commonalities in how various religious traditions configure their sacred spaces.”

日本一本道a不卡免费The collection has had the distinction of being shown at the Chicago History Museum, North Park University, the University of Akron in Ohio, Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, and the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago. And there are current plans to display the models at the Parliament of the World’s Religions Conference in Toronto next November.

日本一本道a不卡免费Morgan hopes to expand the collection to include models of religious structures from each world religion. Viewing these models in relation to one another can be very helpful in easily noticing and appreciating the commonalities and unique qualities among them, making them a perfect addition to Chicago Theological Seminary and its mission of promoting interreligious engagement and understanding, primarily through the establishment of the Interreligious Institute.

A formal inaugural event is being planned for Fall 2018.

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