Speaker: MDiv student Elijah Kindred and members of the Bright Star Church community and the Anshe Emet synagogue community to discuss their project to build interfaith understanding AND a playground in Bronzeville – from the ground up – in one day.

Speaker: Michael W. Phillips Jr., speaking. Phillips is the founder of South Side Projections, a nonprofit organization presenting (alternative) film to Chicago’s south side.

Bread: Zucchini Bread 

Salad: Autumn Kale Salad with Fennel, Honey crisp Apples, and Goat Cheese

Main: Mushroom and Fall Squash Couscous

Dessert: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chai Buttercream Frosting

Speaker: Margaret M. Mitchell, Dean of the Divinity School and Shailer Mathews Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature, “Teaching Religion and the First Amendment: The Case of the Hobby Lobby Bible Curriculum”

Salad: Caesar Salad

Bread: Three Seeds Whole Wheat Rolls

Main: Squash Pesto Pasta

Dessert: Smitten’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Speaker: Amanda Woodward, William S. Gray Professor of Psychology, speaking on “Infants’ Grasp of the Social World”

Appetizer: Peach and Ricotta Bruschetta

Main: Tomato Gazpacho

Dessert: Strawberry Summer Cake


Speaker: Tyler Alterman, Cofounder and Operations Director of The Think Tank at UChicago, speaking about the work and vision of The Think Tank

Bread: Pita

Appetizer: Plain and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Main: Root Vegetable Salad with Coucous and Lemon Tahini Dressing

Dessert: Vanilla Chip Maple Cookies

Speaker: Kristen Schilt and Chase Joynt, speaking on transgender identities

Bread: Drop Biscuits

Salad: Spinach Salad with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

Main: Asparagus Avgolemono

Dessert: Sage Shortbread with Lime Mascarpone


Speaker: Dan Laor, Visiting Professor of Israel Studies at the Divinity School, “For God’s Sake, Who is Alterman?”

Bread: Challah

Salad: Vegan Asparagus Salad for Spring with Tomatoes, Hearts of Palm, and Chives

Main: Caramelized Onion Veggie Burgers

Dessert: Texas Sheet Cake

Speaker: Dietrich & Andrea Mattson-McGaffey, co-founders and co-coordinators of Edible Alchemy

Bread: French Rolls

Salad: Cucumber Peanut Salad

Main: Curried Spinach Pea Soup (vegan)

Dessert: Rhubarb and Mango Crumble

Speaker: Dawn Xiana Moon and Michi Trota, speaking on sexism in geek culture

Salad: Mixed Greens Salad

Main: Crunchy Thai Noodle Salad

Dessert: Lemon Thyme Bars

Speaker: Harmony, Hope, and Healing

Salad: Spinach and Pear Salad with Riesling dressing

Main: Roasted Cauliflower, Sage, and Almond Risotto

Dessert: Apricot Tart with Blackberries, Honey, and Almonds

About Us

Wednesday Lunch at the Divinity School
Wednesday at Noon
Swift Hall Common Room


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