The Wild: Reconnecting with Our Natural World

The Wild: Reconnecting with Our Natural World

7/2/22 - 7/9/22

Since the middle of the 20th century, study after study suggests that humans have become more and more disconnected from the nature surrounding us. What are the human costs of our increasing alienation from nature, both for the individual and society? In this week we examine how this disconnect has come about, from urbanization and sprawl to our work and school lives, to the rise of digital communications. Are we in greater need of nature than ever before? What are the physical and mental health benefits we find through reconnection? We’ll consider various movements in art, architecture, education, faith and urban planning that aim to reconnect us to our natural world.

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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The Wild: Reconnecting with Our Natural World
  • Rev. Randall K. Bush - Sunday

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Sunday, July 3, 2022.

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    A winding pathway led Dr. Randy Bush to pastoral ministry at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsbur...

  • Buffalo Silver Band and JGB Shibuki Taiko Ensemble: East Meets West

    Premiering at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday, July 3, 2022.

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    This program is made possible by the John Alfred and Oscar Johnson Memorial Trust

    The Buffalo Silver Band...

  • Rev. Randall K. Bush - Monday

    Premiering at 9:15 a.m. ET Monday, July 4, 2022.

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    A winding pathway led Dr. Randy Bush to pastoral ministry at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburg...

  • Bob Inglis

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Monday, July 4, 2022.

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    Bob Inglis is the founder and executive director of republicEn.org, a nationwide community of conservativ...

  • Victoria Loorz

    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...

  • Rev. Randall K. Bush - Tuesday

    Premiering at 9:15 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

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    A winding pathway led Dr. Randy Bush to pastoral ministry at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsbur...

  • Sally Jewell

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

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    During Sally Jewell’s tenure as U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 2013 to 2017, her work focused on ch...

  • Chief Oren Lyons

    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...

  • Rev. Randall K. Bush - Wednesday

    Premiering at 9:15 a.m. ET Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

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    A winding pathway led Dr. Randy Bush to pastoral ministry at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsb...

  • Kelsey Leonard

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

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    Kelsey Leonard is a water scientist, legal scholar, policy expert, writer, and enrolled citizen of the...

  • Fred Bahnson

    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...

  • Rev. Randall K. Bush - Thursday

    Premiering at 9:15 a.m. ET Thursday, July 7, 2022.

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    A winding pathway led Dr. Randy Bush to pastoral ministry at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsbu...

  • Terry Tempest Williams

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Thursday, July 7, 2022.

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    Terry Tempest Williams has been called “a citizen writer,” a naturalist and writer who speaks and speak...

  • Sophfronia Scott

    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...

  • Rev. Randall K. Bush - Friday

    Premiering at 9:15 a.m. ET Friday, July 8, 2022.

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    A winding pathway led Dr. Randy Bush to pastoral ministry at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburg...

  • Brandon Stanton

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Friday, July 8, 2022.

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    This program is made possible by the Carnahan-Jackson Lectureship and the Kevin and Joan Keogh Family Fun...

  • John Philip Newell

    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...