Interfaith Lecture Series

  • God, Politics & Lessons from a Jewish Journey in the White House & Beyond

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

    Sarah Hurwitz on finding spiritual meaning and her past as a White House speechwriter.

    Hurwitz was White House speechwriter from 2009 to 2017, beginning as a senior speech writer for President Barack Obama and then as head speec...

  • Interfaith Friday 2020
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    Interfaith Friday 2020

    Movie + 8 extras

    Why should the world be moving in an interfaith direction? Nine lectures, on nine Fridays, from nine leaders in nine different faith traditions will answer that question. Interfaith Fridays are moderated by the Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson.

    Friday, July 3, 2020
    Michael Hogue: "Elements of Religious...

  • Interfaith Friday: A Sikh Perspective with Dr. Satpal Singh

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, August 28, 2020.

    Chautauqua completes its 2020 Interfaith Fridays series, this week featuring a Sikh perspective from Satpal Singh.

    Singh is a professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sci...

  • Night Call: Embracing Compassion and Hope in a Troubled World

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, August 27, 2020.

    Robert J. Wicks speaks calm into chaos on the Interfaith Lecture Series platform.

    Professor emeritus at Loyola University Maryland, Wicks has spoken calm into chaos for more than 35 years teaching and speaking on resilience, self-...

  • Israel-Palestine 2020: One State Remains the Problem & Two States the Solution

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

    Jeremy Ben-Ami provides an update on Israeli-Palestinian relations and details how peace is possible.

    "I believe that if we will it and we work at it, such a future is no dream."

    Ben-Ami is the president of J Street and has deep...

  • Palestine: Hope at Times of Despair?!

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

    The Rev. Mitri Raheb will share his vision for his fellow Palestinians to not only survive but thrive.

    "The future will not come unless we work tirelessly to this build this future,"

    Raheb is co-founder of Bright Stars of Bethleh...

  • The World We Need – Belonging in Beloved Community

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, August 24, 2020.

    Minerva G. Carcaño begins the final week of the Interfaith Lecture Series.

    "I believe we must agree to treat one another with respect and human dignity,"

    Carcaño is bishop of the California-Nevada Conference of the United Methodis...

  • Interfaith Friday: “The Creation Story & Humanity’s Homework: A Jewish Take”

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, August 21, 2020.

    Rabbi Sid Schwarz continues the Interfaith Friday Series from the Jewish perspective.

    Schwarz, a social entrepreneur, author and teacher, is currently a Senior Fellow at Hazon, a national organization based in New York. Schwarz found...

  • Reframing Our Journey: The Devil

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 3/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, August 20, 2020.

    Fr. Richard Rohr returns to Chautauqua to helm the Interfaith Lecture series this week.

    Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher whose work is grounded in Christian mysticism, ...

  • Reframing Our Journey: The Flesh

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 3/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

    Fr. Richard Rohr returns to Chautauqua to helm the Interfaith Lecture series this week.

    Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher whose work is grounded in Christian mysticism,...

  • Reframing Our Journey: The World

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 3/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

    Fr. Richard Rohr returns to Chautauqua to helm the Interfaith Lecture series this week.

    Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher whose work is grounded in Christian mysticism, p...

  • Reframing Our Journey: What Do We Do with Evil?

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 3/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, August 17, 2020.

    Fr. Richard Rohr returns to Chautauqua to helm the Interfaith Lecture series this week.

    Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher whose work is grounded in Christian mysticism, pr...

  • Interfaith Friday: Sufism

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, August 14, 2020.

    Kainat Felicia Norton and Muinuddin Charles Smith continue Interfaith Fridays from a Sufi perspective.

    Norton and Smith are senior Sufi teachers, retreat guides, and interfaith ministers within the Inayati Sufi Order. Together they fo...

  • Be in This World As If You Are a Traveler

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, August 13, 2020.

    Dr. Ingrid Mattson looks at Islamic interfaith relations and studies.

    Mattson is a Muslim religious leader, a scholar of Islamic Studies, and an expert in interfaith relations. Since 2012 she has held the London and Windsor Communi...

  • Quiet Voices, Important Truths: Life Lessons From the Native Way

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

    Dr. Kent Nerburn looks to bridge the gap between Native and non-Native cultures.

    Nerburn is the author and editor of sixteen books on spiritual values and Native American themes, including the ground breaking creative non-fiction t...

  • We Are All Reflections of the ONE: Bridging Distances Between Souls

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

    Rabbi Naomi Levy weaves tapestries of spiritual truth that reveal the spirituality of “Us” from a Jewish perspective.

    Levy is the founder of Nashuva, a groundbreaking Jewish outreach community, based in Los Angeles. Naomi is a best-s...

  • Remember That You Are Stardust, and to Stardust You Shall Return

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, August 10, 2020.

    Barbara Brown Taylor returns to Chautauqua to provide wisdom on the spirituality of human beings.

    Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest. Her first memoir, Leaving Church (2006), won an Author of...

  • Interfaith Friday: Orthodox Judaism

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, August 7, 2020.

    Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller closes a week on education and teaching religion.

    Seidler-Feller, executive director of the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA, recently celebrated his fortieth year of working with students a...

  • From Church Stories to Obituaries, Journalists Need Religious Literacy

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, August 6, 2020.

    Ari Goldman discusses education of religion and how it’s covered in the news.

    Goldman, director of the school’s Scripps Howard Program in Religion, Journalism, and the Spiritual Life, has taught at the Colombia Journalism School since...

  • From Fear to Hope: Childhood Experiences with Anti-Semitism/How to Teach Respect

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

    Linda K. Wertheimer on how to fight religious bigotry and teach religion in an intolerant world.

    Linda K. Wertheimer is the award-winning author of Faith Ed, Teaching about Religion in An Age of Intolerance.

    Since Faith Ed was pub...

  • Religious Literacy in Public Schools: Embracing Complexity and Tension

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

    Benjamin Marcus on religious literacy and the intersection of religious constructs in society.

    Marcus is the religious literacy specialist with the Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute, where he examines the interse...

  • Teaching Religion Through New Eyes

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, August 3, 2020.

    Judy Beals on advancing public understanding of religion and building a peaceful society.

    Beals, is the associate director of Harvard Divinity School’s Religious Literacy Project (RLP). Working with Dr. Diane Moore and her team, she pr...

  • Interfaith Friday: Haudenosaunee

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, July 31, 2020.

    Michael Martin speaks on Haudenosaunee on Interfaith Friday.

    Martin is the executive Director of the Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties, Inc. Prior to joining NACS, Mr. Martin had started his own company, “X...

  • See No Stranger: The Spiritual and Political Force of Revolutionary Love

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 30, 2020.

    Valarie Kaur has been an activist against and a documenter of hate crimes since 2001.

    Kaur is a seasoned civil rights activist, award-winning filmmaker, lawyer, faith leader and founder of the Revolutionary Love Project. When a family...