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Week Eight Theme :: Reframing the Constitution | Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Reframing Our Journey: A Week with Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Two-hundred and thirty years after its ratification, the U.S. Constitution remains one of the most difficult to amend of any in the world. During this week we ask if the Constitution is securing the “blessings of liberty” for all Americans and whether constitutional reform — from amendment to outright replacement — is necessary and even possible.

  • We look at constitutional politics to understand the “unamendability” of the U.S. Constitution, consider resistance to a constitutional convention from both the political left and right, and determine what we can learn from younger democracies around the world.

Interfaith Lecture Theme 

Fr. Richard Rohr moved Chautauqua audiences in droves during our 2019 season. The Franciscan mystic, theologian and movement-maker challenged us both as a chaplain of the week and in conversation each subsequent afternoon as part of our Interfaith Lecture Series. This year, we welcome Fr. Richard back during our week on “Reframing the Constitution” to more intentionally help citizens think about how they are reframing their own journey.

HIGHLIGHTS

LITERARY ARTS

  • David Treuer, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present

ORCHESTRA

  • Rossen Milanov, conductor
  • Pablo Fernandez, guitar

DANCE

  • Music School Festival Orchestra 
  • Chautauqua School of Dance Gala

THEATER

  • Untitled Margaret Sanger Play by Tyne Rafaeli (a CTC comission)

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