Interfaith Lecture Series

  • Fierce & Tender Wisdom: Reclaiming Women's Voices Across Spiritual Traditions

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

    Mirabai Starr on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual dialogue.

    Starr is an award-winning author of creative nonfiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. A certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai helps mourner...

  • A Woman’s Life: A Good Event/Bad Event World

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, July 27, 2020.

    Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB on critical questions impacting the global community.

    Chittister, a Benedictine Sister of Erie, PA, is an international lecturer and award-winning author of 60 books. She has won 16 Catholic Press Association aw...

  • Interfaith Friday – Progressive Christianity

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, July 24, 2020.

    Lisa Sharon Harper and Freedom Road are working toward a more just world.

    Harper is the founder and president of Freedom Road, a groundbreaking consulting group that crafts experiences that bring common understanding and common commitme...

  • Tool, Partner, or Surrogate: How Autonomous Should Our Technology Be?

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 23, 2020.

    Noreen Herzfeld brings a significant breadth of wisdom and perspective to the topic of ethics in a tech world.

    Herzfeld is the Nicholas and Bernice Reuter Professor of Science and Religion at St. John’s University and the College of S...

  • Faith on Stage: A conversation with Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

    Faith on Stage: A conversation with Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer wi...

  • The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

    Jason Thacker brings his knowledge of religion, ethics and technology to Chautauqua.

    Jason Thacker serves as Chair of Research in Technology Ethics at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. He ...

  • Technology, Ethics, & Imagination

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, July 20, 2020.

    Gerard Magill details a faith-based reaction to a world transitioning to technology first.

    Since 2007 Dr. Gerard Magill has held the Vernon F. Gallagher Chair for the Integration of Science, Theology, Philosophy, and Law at Duquesne Uni...

  • Interfaith Friday: Buddhism

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, July 17, 2020.

    Eryl and Wayman Kubicka dissect Buddhist meditation, something they have practiced for decades.

    “The mind is basically silent and we rarely touch that.” - Eryl Kubicka.

    Both Eryl and Wayman have been teachers of Buddhist meditation i...

  • Navigating Culture and Faith Through Art

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 16, 2020.

    Azzah Sultan on using her art as a tool to disassemble stigmas and stereotypes of Muslim people.

    “What does it mean to be Muslim in America?”

    Sultan is a celebrated artist, having received her BFA from Parsons School of Design, and ...

  • The Beauty We Love

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

    Eugene Friesen examines the animal inspiration to human rhythm, composition and orchestration.

    “All of music is world music.”

    Friesen is a four-time Grammy Award winner and has worked and recorded with such diverse artists as Dave ...

  • A Glimpse into the Divine?

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 12/31/20 AT 11:59 P.M.

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

    David Moss details his career as a self-described transformer of Jewish texts, objects, spaces and souls.

    Moss is co-founder of Kol HaOt which harnesses the power of the arts for Jewish i...

  • The Spiritual Soul and Political Body in Art

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, July 13, 2020.

    Ori Soltes brings his background in art history, theology, philosophy and political history to Chautauqua.

    Soltes, who teaches at Georgetown University, is the former Director of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, and ha...

  • Interfaith Friday: ‘Evangelical Christianity’

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, July 10, 2020.

    The Rev. Willie James Jennings teaches in the areas of theology, black church and Africana studies.

    Jennings is the author of The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, which is now a standard text read in colleges, se...

  • Falling in Love with Being Together, Because We Can't Afford to Fall Apart

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, 2020.

    Gretta Vosper details the improved subjective well-being experienced by many adherents of religion.

    Vosper, a best-selling author, has served as clergy at West Hill United Church in Toronto for over two decades. She supported its trans...

  • Finding Myself in the Other: Learning from Those Outside My Faith

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

    Hartford Seminary President Joel N. Lohr presents his research and scholarship.

    Joel N. Lohr, president of Hartford Seminary, is an award-winning author, scholar of religion, and passionate leader in interreligious relations and highe...

  • Human Longing and the Search for Meaning

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

    Acharya Judith Lief provides a Buddhist guide to encountering mortality.

    Lief is a Buddhist teacher and author who has been leading workshops on a contemplative approach to death and dying, and on the teachings of The Tibetan Book of th...

  • Looking for God in All the Right Places: an Appeal to the ‘Nones.’

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, July 6, 2020.

    Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin says religion can offer people without faith a role in a “larger story.”

    Salkin produces his award-winning blog, “Martini Judaism: for those who want to be shaken and stirred,” published by the Religion News Service...

  • Interfaith Friday: Elements of Religious Naturalism

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, July 3, 2020.

    Chautauqua’s Bishop Gene Robinson hosts a practical conversation with Michael Hogue about Religious Naturalism.

    Hogue details how his belief system, Religious Naturalism, is not “anti-religion” while having a different take on the conce...

  • God’s Call – Our Vocation – In a Time of Climate Chaos

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

    Jim Antal calls for a societal and industrial response to climate change that mirrors the reaction to fascism and genocide in WWII.

    Since his first Earth Day, Antal has seen the benefit to combining religion with environmental advocacy...

  • Growing Hope

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

    Beth Roach details the Nottoway Tribe’s tradition and efforts to preserve native culture through ancestral seeds.

    Roach is a co-founder of the Alliance of Native Seedkeepers, an organization that was formed to preserve ancestral seeds...

  • Tikkun Adam(ah): A Jewish Response to a World in Upheaval

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

    Rabbi Nate DeGroot explores how people, nature and the world are truly interconnected.

    DeGroot also details Detroit’s Jewish community to reconnect with their faith’s earth-based roots and push for greater sustainability.

    DeGroot i...