Thank you for your patience as we rebuild our calendar listing accurately reflect the offerings of our 2020 online assembly. Our program directors are currently working with 2020 lecturers, chaplains and artists to confirm their participation via remote video feed. All events listed below are confirmed. Please check back regularly, as we post frequent updates regarding confirmed programs and the online forum in which they will take place.

Week Five :: July 25–August 1

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: The Feminine Spirit

Confucian Correlative Cosmology, specifically Taoism, presented the image of the Yin/Yang Holism (the Tai Chi) to describe how seemingly opposite forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world; and, how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. In this image, the feminine charisms are juxtaposed with the masculine charisms (neither are strictly gender-specific), and in this emerging era it has been observed that the feminine is finally rising, ultimately to restore balance and to revitalize the world. In this week, we shine a light on the feminine charisms and spirit and some leading women who embody this spirit.

2 p.m. Lectures

Interfaith Lectures

2 p.m., Monday-Thursday, Hall of Philosophy

The Interfaith Lecture Series is designed to present issues that impact the lived experience of everyday life from theological, religious, spiritual, ethical, and humanitarian perspectives.


  • Monday, July 27, 2020 | 02:00pm EDT

    Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB

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    Joan Chittister is one of the most articulate social analysts and influential religious leaders of this age and has dedicated herself to advocating for universal recognition of the critical questions impacting the global community for over 40 years.

    Location: CHQ Assembly


  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | 02:00pm EDT

    Mirabai Starr

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    Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature.

    Location: CHQ Assembly


  • Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 02:00pm EDT

    Sarah Hurwitz

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    Sarah Hurwitz was a White House speechwriter from 2009 to 2017, starting out as a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama, and then serving as head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama.

    Location: CHQ Assembly


  • Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 02:00pm EDT

    Valarie Kaur

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    Valarie Kaur is a seasoned civil rights activist, award-winning filmmaker, lawyer, faith leader and founder of the Revolutionary Love Project.

    Location: CHQ Assembly


  • Friday, July 31, 2020 | 02:00pm EDT

    Interfaith Friday: Michael Martin

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    Michael Martin is the executive Director of the Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties, Inc. and an Onondaga of the Beaver Clan from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory in Southern Ontario.

    Location: CHQ Assembly