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Recent Programs

World Faiths & Spirituality


The Psalms in Jewish Worship

Rabbi Enid Lader, Beth-Israel, West Temple, Cleveland


The Many Colors of Islam and Muslims

Shaykh Musa Sungapong, Resident Scholar, Darul Qasim, Cleveland Branch


Our “Mormon" Neighbors: Our Common Goals in Christ

Michael L. Snyder & Dennis Debaltzo


Activism, Social Justice & Ethics


Creating Gospel Justice in Chaotic Times

Sister Simone Campbell SSS, Executive Director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice


Faith in Action

Rev. Tony Minor, D. Min.

Director of Advocacy, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries, Senior Pastor of Community of Faith Assembly


False Justice - Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent

Jim and Nancy Petro


Welcoming the Stranger: Refugee Resettlement in Cleveland

Karin Wishner, Director of the U.S. Committee of Refugees and Immigrants, Cleveland Field Office


Catholicism Today and Tomorrow


Francis between Vatican II and Global Catholicism

Massimo Faggioli

Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, Villanova University; contributing writer for Commonweal


Women’s Leadership in the Twentieth Century Church

Brian Clites, PhD, Associate Director of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at CWRU


Feminism and Women’s Ordination

Jamie L. Mason, Correspondent National Catholic Reporter


Empty Pews

Tricia Bruce, PhD, University of Notre Dame


Religious History & and Aesthetics


From Ravenna to Ronchamp – Exploring Church Architecture

Bob Marrone, Pastor Emeritus, Community of Saint Peter


Reading Genesis in the 21st Century

Bob Marrone, Pastor Emeritus, Community of Saint Peter


Deeper Christian Understanding


Creation Spirituality, Christian Spirituality, Prayer and Social Justice in the Franciscan Tradition

Rev. Daniel P. Horan, OFM

Visiting Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, Catholic Theological Union in Chicago


Evolution and the Power of Love

Sr. Ilia Delio, OFM


Living in the Light: Meeting the Mystic

Shanon Sterringer, DMin, PhD


Feminism and Religion in the 21st Century

Gina Messina, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, Ursuline College


Nagging Questions


The Problem of God: Yet to be Solved

Otto Hentz, SJ, PhD




Music in the Catholic Church: Origins, Development and Where We Are Going

Arthur Kane, Music Settlement faculty and retired parish organist & performer


Local Matters


Midtown, Our Evolving Neighborhood

Max Upton, Project Manager, Midtown Health-Tech Corridor


Challenges and Opportunities in the Fairfax Neighborhood

Denise van Leer, Fairfax Neighborhood Development Corp.




The Community hosts an annual retreat in Lent, often recruiting an author or professor to facilitate a rewarding day of reflection and fellowship.


Community Yoga


Since early 2019, Sarah Kloos has been leading hour-long yoga sessions on Thursday evenings and currently via Zoom.


Book Group


Members and friends meet annually over a potluck meal to select titles for the upcoming year and meet monthly to discuss the titles. See recommended reading (list of recent titles).


Home Discussion Groups & Gatherings


Home discussion groups help our Community explore topics of interest, relevant books, and scripture in smaller group settings close to home. In 2019, individual study groups gathered to read Brian McLaren’s “The Great Spiritual Migration.” A convocation was held to compare notes and gather for a broader discussion.


With many of our Community members being artists themselves or involved in the arts, there are frequent opportunities to take in local concerts, theater productions and exhibits.


Our Community Dinner series helps us get to know one another better and is a highlight of the summer season.

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