Inspired by the convergence of a number of religious holidays of different faiths in April —Passover, Easter, Ramadan, Ram Navami, Vaisakhi and Ridvan — an interfaith Trolley in Chicago offered a tour of five religious sites in southeast Chicago on April 24, the date Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter.
The tour included talks by religious leaders as well as laypeople from various religious groups. The five religious places included in the tour included Rockefeller Chapel, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Clarent Centre, KAM Isaiah Israel and Masjid Al-Taqwa. After visiting the five worship centers, the passengers were taken to the Chicago Theological Seminary, where a special interfaith iftar awaited them.
Perhaps more reminiscent of speed-dating than a comparative religion course, the tour made brief stops at five religious sites across southeast Chicago, hearing from a series of faith leaders and lay people from different religious groups.
Sponsored by local faith institutions…