Interfaith Lecture Series

Interfaith Lecture Series

3 Seasons

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

About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.

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Interfaith Lecture Series
  • David Saperstein

    Episode 1

    Originally broadcast at 2:00 p.m. ET Monday, June 27, 2022.

    This program is made possible by The Jack and Elizabeth Gellman and Zaretsky Family Fund

    For 40 years, Rabbi Saperstein directed the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, representing the Reform Jewish Movement, the largest segmen...

  • Mohamed Elsanousi

    Episode 2

    Originally broadcast at 2:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

    This program is made possible by The Richard W. and Dorothy B. Comfort Religious Initiatives Fund

    Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi is the Executive Director of the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, a global network that builds b...

  • The Very Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D.

    Episode 3

    Originally broadcast at 2:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, June 29, 2022.

    This program is made possible by the Religious Initiatives Fund

    The Very Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D. is the Herbert Thompson Professor of Church and Society and Director of the Desmond Tutu Center at General Theological Seminary in N...

  • Satpal Singh

    Episode 4

    Originally broadcast at 2:00 p.m. ET Thursday, June 30, 2022.

    This program is made possible by The Ralph W. Loew Religious Lectureship Fund

    Dr. Satpal Singh is a Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. A Founding Trustee of the Sikh Council for Interfaith Relations and a form...

  • Georgette Bennett

    Episode 5

    Originally broadcast at 2:00 p.m. ET Friday, July 1, 2022.

    This program is made possible by The Presbyterian Association of Chautauqua Religious Lectureship Fund

    Dr. Georgette Bennett is an award-winning sociologist, widely published author, popular lecturer, and former broadcast journalist. A...

  • Victoria Loorz

    Episode 6

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Monday, July 4, 2022.

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    Victoria Loorz, MDiv, is a "wild church pastor," an "eco-spiritual director," and co-founder of several tr...

  • Chief Oren Lyons

    Episode 7

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

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    Chief Oren Lyons is a member of the Onondaga and Seneca Nations of the Iroquois Haudenosaunee Confederacy...

  • Fred Bahnson

    Episode 8

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

    Fred Bahnson is an award-winning writer and the author of SOIL & SACRAMENT: A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith, described by Bill McKibben as “profoundly and beautifully down to earth – where we all need to spend more time on a planet in cris...

  • Sophfronia Scott

    Episode 9

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Thursday, July 4, 2022.

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    Sophfronia Scott is a novelist, essayist, and leading contemplative thinker whose work has appeared in n...

  • John Philip Newell

    Episode 10

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Friday, July 8, 2022.

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    John Philip Newell is a Celtic teacher and author on spirituality who calls the modern world to reawaken t...

  • Rev. Adam Taylor

    Episode 11

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Monday, July 11, 2022.

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    Rev. Adam Russell Taylor is president of Sojourners and author of A More Perfect Union: A New Vision for ...

  • Layli Miller-Muro

    Episode 12

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

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    Layli Miller-Muro founded and has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Tahirih Justice Center fo...

  • Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

    Episode 13

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

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    Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, a native of Sudan, is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory L...

  • Cornell William Brooks

    Episode 14

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Thursday, July 14, 2022.

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    Cornell William Brooks is Hauser Professor of the Practice of Nonprofit Organizations and Professor of ...

  • Kathryn A. Sikkink

    Episode 15

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Friday, July 15, 2022.

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    Kathryn A. Sikkink is the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and...

  • Marilynne Robinson

    Episode 16

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Monday, July 18, 2022.

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    Marilynne Robinson is the recipient of a 2012 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obam...

  • llia Delio, OSF

    Episode 17

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

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    Ilia Delio, OSF holds the Josephine C. Connelly Chair in Christian Theology at Villanova University. She...

  • Shaul Magid

    Episode 18

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

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    Shaul Magid is professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, Senior Research Fellow at the Shalom ...

  • Belvie Rooks

    Episode 19

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Thursday, July 21, 2022.

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    Belvie Rooks is an essayist, educator, and social justice activist whose pioneering work weaves social ...

  • Amy Edelstein

    Episode 20

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Friday, July 22, 2022.

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    Amy Edelstein, author, educator, and nonprofit leader is a powerful communicator of ideas that can help u...

  • Sherman J. Clark

    Episode 21

    Premiering at 2 p.m. ET Monday, July 25, 2022.

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    Professor Sherman J. Clark graduated from the Harvard Law School and practiced with the law firm of Kirkland...

  • Diana Aviv

    Episode 22

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

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    Diana Aviv is CEO of the Partnership for American Democracy. She previously served as CEO of Feeding Ame...

  • Adam Jortner

    Episode 23

    Premiering at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

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    Adam Jortner is the Goodwin-Philpott Professor of Religion at Auburn University, where he studies religio...

  • Anthea Butler

    Episode 24

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Thursday, July 28, 2022.

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    Anthea Butler is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor in American Social thought and Chair of Religious Stu...