Week Three :: July 8–15

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A Crisis of Faith?

For decades, Chautauqua Institution has brought people of different faiths – and no faith – together for civil, enlightening dialogue. Building on that work, this week we dive even deeper into questions of identity, religion and community. Pew Research Center reports that religions are undergoing dramatic change: a decline in mainstream Christianity and practicing Judaism, demographic shifts pointing toward a growing Muslim population, and more young people than ever who claim no affiliation with any organized religion. Some detect crisis amidst these changes, but in this week we look to the possibilities. What impacts do shifting religious norms mean for other aspects of public life? How are churches reinventing themselves as moral centers of the communities they serve? Together, we imagine the future of faith and of religion as we have come to know it.

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Crisis of Faith? 

For decades, Chautauqua Institution has brought people of different faiths – and no faith – together for civil, enlightening dialogue. Building on that work, this week we dive even deeper into questions of identity, religion and community. Major research organizations such as Pew Research Center and PRRI report that religions are undergoing dramatic change: a decline in mainstream Christianity and practicing Judaism, demographic shifts pointing toward a growing Muslim population, and more young people than ever who claim no affiliation with any organized religion. Some detect crisis amidst these changes, but in this week we look to the possibilities. What impacts do shifting religious norms mean for other aspects of public life? How are churches reinventing themselves as moral centers of the communities they serve? Together, we imagine the future of faith and of religion as we have come to know it.

 

  • Saturday, July 08, 2017 | 03:00pm

    Contemporary Issues Forum

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    Molly Sinclair McCartney, co-author, America’s War Machine: Vested Interests, Endless Conflicts



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 09:15am

    Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown

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    Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown is the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Sun., July 9 at 10:45am | Mon., July 10 – Fri., July 14 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 10:45am

    Andrew Sullivan

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    Author, The Conservative Soul

    Andrew Sullivan is a contributing editor at New York, a blogger and an author known for his provocative, astute political and social commentary.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 12:30pm

    Lincoln Applied Ethics Series, Catherine O’Donnell

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    Catherine O’Donnell, Associate Professor of History, Arizona State University



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Robert P. Jones in conversation with Bill Moyers

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    Robert P. Jones is the founding CEO of the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), a columnist for The Atlantic online, and the author of The End of White Christian America, a New York Times Book Review "Editor’s Choice" book.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 02:00pm

    School of Music: Piano Master Class, Alexander Gavrylyuk

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    Location: Sherwood-Marsh

     

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 02:30pm

    Hydrogen Jukebox Open Rehearsal

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    Watch this unique chamber opera come to life as Chautauqua Opera gives you a glimpse into the process from page to stage!



    Location: McKnight Hall

     

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 03:30pm

    Alan Cooperman

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    Alan Cooperman is Director of Religion Research at the nonpartisan Pew Research Center, where he oversees a staff of more than 20 researchers who conduct surveys, demographic analyses, and other empirical studies around the world.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 04:00pm

    Akropolis Reed Quintet

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    This energetic quintet takes listeners on extraordinary musical adventures, performing innovative repertoire with acclaimed precision. Founded in 2009 at the University of Michigan and the first ever reed quintet to win the Fischoff Gold Medal in 2014, Akropolis took Grand Prize...



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 08:15pm

    School of Music: Music School Festival Orchestra

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    Timothy Muffit, music director and conductor



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 10:45am

    Katelyn Beaty

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    Editor-at-large, Christianity Today

    Katelyn Beaty served as the youngest and first female managing editor for Christianity Today, evangelicalism’s flagship magazine. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 12:00pm

    Buffalo Day

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    Eighth Annual 'Buffalo Day at Chautauqua' theme: "A Crisis of Faith? - An Opportunity for Reflection"
    Sponsored by: The Buffalo News, Visit Buffalo Niagara, WNED, Chautauqua Institution, & C-SAAHN

     



    Location: Beginning at the Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Susan K. Smith in conversation with Bill Moyers

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    Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith is founder and leader of the private non-profit organization, Crazy Faith Ministries, which aims to unpack and teach the concept of faith in a way which empowers people and enables them to reach far beyond what they believe themselves able to do.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 03:30pm

    Creating a Heritage of Faith & Art: The Buffalo Religious Art Center

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    Location: Hall of Christ

     

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 05:00pm

    Family-Friendly Opera Revue

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | Join us for a family-friendly operatic adventure where you, the audience, choose the plot! Chautauqua Opera presents an introduction to opera for kids from 1 to 101, based on the Greek myth of Orpheus, the man who could charm any living thing with his music.



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 07:00pm

    Sangram Majumdar, VACI Lecture Series

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    “In a media-riddled world where images rapidly circulate, moving from momentary commodity (‘gone viral’) to forgotten waste, Sangram Majumdar is interested in ‘what stays’ ” writes poet/critic John Yau in Hyperallergic



    Location: Hultquist Center