Week Three :: July 8–15

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.

 

  • 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

     

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 10:45am

    Dahlia Lithwick

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    Senior editor, Slate

    Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate and, in that capacity, writes the “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns. Frequently, that writing includes the intersection of issues of faith and issues of legality.



    Location: Amphitheater