Week Nine :: Aug. 22–30

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: The Future We Want, The World We Need

In a constantly evolving world, what needs to change, what can change, and what do we and all peoples actually need — not only to survive, but to sustain life and to thrive? In this week, we will ask these humanitarian questions and more: questions that make us think; questions that trigger other questions. Please come and be part of the conversation.

Week Nine also features the fourth annual Chautauqua Food Festival on Bestor Plaza.

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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, August 24, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño

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    Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño is a third-generation Methodist. Active in the church all her life, she has served as a United Methodist leader on numerous boards, commissions, UM general conferences, committees and task forces.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb

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    Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb is Co-Founder of Bright Stars of Bethlehem and President of Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem, Palestine. 

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Jeremy Ben-Ami

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    Jeremy Ben-Ami is the President of J Street, bringing to the organization deep experience in American politics, a strong belief in the power of diplomacy and a passionate commitment to the state of Israel.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Dr. Robert J. Wicks

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    For over thirty-five years, Dr. Robert J. Wicks has been called upon to speak calm into chaos by individuals and groups experiencing great stress, anxiety and confusion.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Friday, August 28, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Interfaith Friday: Dr. Satpal Singh

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    Dr. Satpal Singh is a Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Having narrowly survived an anti-Sikh pogrom in India, he focuses on bringing peace and harmony to a world torn by hate and violence perpetrated in the name of religion, race, gender, and other divisions in society. 

    Location: Hall of Philosophy