Interfaith Trolley offers tour of religion in America

  • Chicago Interfaith Trolley Tour participants stop at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the University of Chicago, April 24, 2022. The tour, which took place on Orthodox Easter, was inspired by the convergence of Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Baha’i holidays in April. It was a chance to promote interfaith understanding, said organizers. (Bob Smietana/RNS via AP)

  • Tariq El- Amin, imam of Masjid Al-Taqwa, addresses the Chicago Interfaith Trolley Tour at the mosque, April 24, 2022, in Chicago. The tour, which took place on Orthodox Easter, was inspired by the convergence of Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Baha’i holidays in April. It was a chance to promote interfaith understanding, said organizers. (Bob Smietana/RNS via AP)

  • Heiwa no Bushi, center left, a BodhiChristo teacher from North Carolina, addresses the Chicago Interfaith Trolley Tour during a stop at the Claret Center, April 24, 2022, in Chicago. The tour, which took place on Orthodox Easter, was inspired by the convergence of Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Baha’i holidays in April. It was a chance to promote interfaith understanding, said organizers. (Bob Smietana/RNS via AP)

  • Chicago Interfaith Trolley Tour attendees ride between stops April 24 in Chicago. The tour, which took place on Orthodox Easter, was inspired by the convergence of Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Baha’i holidays in April. It was a chance to promote interfaith understanding, said organizers. (Bob Smietana/RNS via AP)

CHICAGO — In America’s third largest city, it’s possible to get a crash course in the world’s religions in a journey of just a few miles — from the University of Chicago’s majestic, ecumenical Christian Rockefeller Memorial Chapel on Chicago’s South Side to the humble Masjid Al-Taqwa, which meets in a converted stable, still under renovation a 15-minute ride to the south.