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 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.


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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 EDT

    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: CHQ Assembly


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

    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: CHQ Assembly


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

    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: CHQ Assembly


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

    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: CHQ Assembly


  • Friday, August 28, 2020 | 02:00pm EDT

    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: CHQ Assembly