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Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Rwandan Genocide Survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza Headlines the Archdiocese of Chicago Theology on Tap kick-off event

Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza will be the featured speaker at the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Theology on Tap kick-off event on Thurs., June 20, 2019 at Salvage One in the West Loop, 1840 W. Hubbard St., Chicago. The theme for this year’s kick-off event is “Confronting Hate: Choosing Love in a Divided World.” Ilibagiza, the New York Times bestselling author of "Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust," will share her personal story of how she survived the Rwandan genocide, how she forgave the man who killed her family, and how radical love in the midst of hate can impact our polarized culture.
Theology on Tap is a weekly summer speaker series where archdiocesan parishes bring together young adults to discuss their faith and theological topics in non-traditional Church settings such as bars and coffee shops. An estimated 350 young adult Catholics are expected to attend the event. Theology on Tap originated in the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1981 and over the years, it expanded to more than 40 dioceses across the country and worldwide.
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