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22nd Assembly: Shaken by the Wind

Read the Letter of Invitation from DIAKONIA World Federation President, Rev. Sandy Boyce.

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The 2017 Assembly will be held in Chicago, USA, at Loyola University, Lake Shore Campus, 28 June to 5 July, 2017!

Shaken by the Wind

- to be gathered together (Wednesday, June 28, 2017)
- to create community (Opening Liturgy) (Thursday, June 29, 2017)
- to rock the foundations
(Friday, June 30, 2017)
- to face the chaos (Saturday, July 1, 2017)
- to explore the unknown (Sunday, July 2, 2017)
- to find a new perspective
(Monday, July 3, 2017)
- to nourish hope (Closing liturgy) (Tuesday, July 4, 2017)
- to be scattered to serve
(Wednesday, July 5, 2017)

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Assembly Information:

And just for fun - 101 Characteristics of Americans/American Culture

Loyola University

Website for Loyola, including Visitor Information about Chicago, Campus maps, and more!

We meet in Mundelein Center for Fine Arts. Our rooms are in Regis Hall. Regis Hall is located on the south side of the Lake Shore Campus. This residential community houses 400 students. This building consists of single and double rooms each with a private bathroom. All rooms have cable television capabilities and high speed wireless/wired internet options. Linen changes-take towels or sheets down to the desk and get them exchanged for clean ones as needed. But there is no maid service. Alcohol is permitted in the rooms, but not public areas. A security person is on call 24/7. You can even look at the floor plan on the website!

Lounges are available on each floor with a TV and community kitchenette with sink, stove top and oven, and microwave. These lounges spaces allow students to build community through study sessions and other co-curricular activities.

ATM machines. Yes, money can be withdrawn at ATM machines on campus. There is also a Chase Bank about 2 blocks away that might be able to do currency exchanges.

More information on services available at Loyola University can be found here.

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Travel and Local Transportation Information

If you are traveling to Chicago through either O'Hare or Midway airports, we will have DIAKONIA greeters there to welcome you. Also, transportation from the airports to Loyola University will be provided by van for those needing it. (More information about that will follow.)

O'Hare Airport
Midway Airport

There are other transportation options to Loyola University. See:

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Information about Chicago

Current Weather
Temperature averages:

Arriving on campus early? Worrying about food? Check this:
Rogers Lake Campus
Also, a Food Court is always open in the Damen Center

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