Interfaith Lecture Series

The Interfaith Lecture Series is designed to present issues that impact the lived experience of everyday life from theological, ethical, moral, humanitarian, philosophical and religious perspectives.

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  • Kelly James Clark

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Monday, June 28, 2021.

    Kelly James Clark, Ph.D. (University of Notre Dame), is former Senior Research Fellow at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. He has held visiting appointments at Oxford University, the ...

  • Fenggang Yang

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

    Fenggang Yang is Professor of Sociology and the founding Director of the Center on Religion and the Global East at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, as well as the founding Editor of the Review of Religion and Chinese Society...

  • Robin R. Wang

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

    Robin R. Wang is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, and The Berggruen Fellow (2016-17) at The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), Stanford University. Her teaching and resea...

  • Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Monday, July 5, 2021.

    The Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson is president of Auburn Seminary, a multi-faith leadership development and research institute that has become an essential institution in advancing the multi-faith movements for justice.

    Author of ...

  • Margarita Simon Guillory

    Originally broadcast at 1 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

    Margarita Simon Guillory is well engaged in envisioning the future of religion in America. Associate Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Boston University, where she teaches American religious history, digital religion, a...

  • Gary Laderman

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

    Gary Laderman, the Goodrich C. White Professor of American Religious History and Cultures at Emory University, has been described as “an exceptional speaker: lively, informed, and made for Chautauqua! The Future of Religion in America...

  • Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Monday, July 12, 2021.

    Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr. is President-Emeritus of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, having served there from 2007 to 2012. Currently a Senior Advisor to the President of Emory University, he is the James T. and Berta R. Laney P...

  • Heather McGhee

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

    Heather McGhee has devoted her life to the focus of our Week Three theme: The Ethical Foundations of a Fully Functioning Society. Heather designs and promotes solutions to inequality in America, and her most recent book, The Sum of U...

  • Cherie Harder

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

    Cherie Harder serves as President of the Trinity Forum. Prior to joining the Trinity Forum in 2008, Ms. Harder served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Policy and Projects for First Lady Laura ...

  • Eboo Patel

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Monday, July 19, 2021.

    Dr. Eboo Patel is the Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a non-profit organization working to make interfaith cooperation a social norm in America. He is a respected leader on national issues of religious diversity, ...

  • Michael Martin

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

    Michael Martin is the executive Director of the Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties, Inc. He is an Onondaga of the Beaver Clan (Haudenosaunee) from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory in Southern O...

  • Gary Phillip Zola

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

    Gary Phillip Zola is the Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) and the Edward M. Ackerman Family Distinguished Professor of the American Jewish Experience & Reform Jewish History at...

  • Michael Krasny

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Monday, July 26, 2021.

    Michael Krasny Ph.D. is well-known and well-loved for his signature and captivating sense of humor, a gift that has defined and blessed his illustrious career. He is delighted to be leading the Interfaith Week’s focus on Laughter as He...

  • Leighann Lord

    Premiering at 1:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

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    Leighann Lord has been a stand-up comedian for 25 years (she says she started when was 10), and Comedy h...

  • Benji Lovitt

    Premiering at 1:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

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    The Department of Religion is pleased to announce that Benji Lovitt will present the Interfaith Lectur...

  • Brian D. McLaren

    Premiering at 1:00 p.m. ET Monday, August 2, 2021.

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    Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teach...

  • Edgar Rodriguez

    Premiering at 1:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

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    Edgar Rodriguez serves concurrently as Police Chief of Moville Police Department and lead Pastor of New...

  • Jose Arellano and Steve Avalos

    Premiering at 1:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, August 4, 2021.

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    Jose Arellano was born in Duarte, CA, just east of Los Angeles. Growing up, he and his family moved a...

  • Buffalo Day

    Premiering at 2:30 p.m. ET Friday August 6, 2021.

    12th Annual Buffalo Day at Chautauqua "Building a Culture of Empathy: From Franciscan Spirituality to Schweitzer"s 'Reverence for Life' Ethic"

    This interfaith conversation features panelists Fr. Jud Weiksnar, OFM pastor at Ss. Columba-Brigid Ch...

  • Joan Chittister

    Premiering at 1:00 p.m. ET Monday August 9, 2021.

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    Joan Chittister is one of the most articulate social analyst and influential religious leaders of this ag...

  • Benjamin M. Friedman

    Premiering at 1:00 p.m. ET Tuesday August 10, 2021.

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    Benjamin M. Friedman is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy, and formerly Chairman ...

  • Ross Douthat

    Premiering at 1:00 p.m. ET Wednesday August 11, 2021.

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    Ross Douthat joined The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in April 2009. His column appears every ...

  • Ori Z. Soltes

    Premiering at 1:00 p.m. ET Monday August 16, 2021.

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    Most people sense and recognize another dimension beyond the physical plane of our existence and call th...

  • Dr. Bruce Greyson

    Premiering at 1:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

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    Dr. Bruce Greyson is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University o...