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 Seven :: Aug. 8–15

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: The Spirituality of Us

In the midst of concerns about tribalism, isolation, and seemingly incompatible cultural world views, the spirit of the world’s traditions — East, West, indigenous, and divined — continues to communicate essential wisdom and to weave tapestries of spiritual truth that reveal the “Us” of the world’s varieties of peoples. Be with us this week as we uncover emanations of the wondrous and mysterious wholeness that we in the U.S. are meant to be.

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 10, 2020 | 02:00pm EDT

    Rev. Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor

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    Barbara Brown Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest. Barbara has served five times as a beloved Chaplain of the Week at Chautauqua, and graced us with her wisdom in 2019 during our week focusing on Grace: A Celebration of extraordinary Gifts.

    Location: CHQ Assembly


  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 02:00pm EDT

    Rabbi Naomi Levy

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    Rabbi Naomi Levy is the founder of Nashuva, a groundbreaking Jewish outreach community, based in Los Angeles.

    Location: CHQ Assembly


  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 02:00pm EDT

    Kent Nerburn

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    Dr. Kent Nerburn has been called “One of America’s living spiritual teachers” and “one of the few American writers who can respectfully bridge the gap between Native and non-Native cultures.”

    Location: CHQ Assembly


  • Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 02:00pm EDT

    Ingrid Mattson

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    Dr. Ingrid Mattson is a Muslim religious leader, a scholar of Islamic Studies, and an expert in interfaith relations.  Since 2012, she has held the London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College at Western University in London, Canada.

    Location: CHQ Assembly