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 :: August 22–30

The Future We Want, The World We Need: Collective Action for Tomorrow’s Challenges

A Week in Partnership with the U.N. Foundation

What will the world look like over the coming decades, and how can we work together to better prepare for the future? From climate change to new technologies, the world faces countless interrelated and fast-moving drivers of economic, political and social change.

  • Where are the most important opportunities to realize a more equitable and sustainable world? What are our biggest collective challenges?
  • During the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, we examine what we can learn from international communities and partnerships driving innovative solutions to global issues and identify tools that communities can use to learn from one another and drive collective action.

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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  • Sunday, August 23, 2020 | 10:45am EDT

    Pastor Ben Cachiaras

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    Ben Cachiaras has served since 1997 as Lead Pastor with Mountain Christian Church located on the outer reaches of Baltimore, Maryland.



    Location: CHQ Assembly

     

  • Sunday, August 23, 2020 | 03:30pm EDT

    Free Sunday Reading with Ralph Black and Jack Wang

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    Ralph Black’s first collection of poetry, Turning Over the Earth, was published by Milkweed Editions. He is also the author of the chapbook, The Apple Psalms. Jack Wang is the author of We Two Alone, a collection of short stories and a novella. His fiction has been longlisted for the Journey Prize and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.



    Location: Virtual Porch

     

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 08:00am EDT

    Mystic Heart Meditation: Michael O'Sullivan, Korean Zen Meditation #4

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    Michael O'Sullivan, Senior Dharma Teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen, is the founder and abbot of The Three Treasures Zen Center, located in Oneonta, New York.



    Location: Virtual Porch

     

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 08:55am EDT

    Chautauqua prays for Peace through Compassion

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    Please join all of Chautauqua in silent prayer/reflection for five minutes from wherever you are.



    Location: Your favorite place to pray

     

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 09:15am EDT

    Pastor Ben Cachiaras

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    Ben Cachiaras has served since 1997 as Lead Pastor with Mountain Christian Church located on the outer reaches of Baltimore, Maryland.



    Location: CHQ Assembly

     

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 12:30pm EDT

    Chautauqua Writers' Center Brown Bag with Poet-in-Residence Ralph Black

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    Ralph Black’s first collection of poetry, Turning Over the Earth, was published by Milkweed Editions. He is also the author of the chapbook, The Apple Psalms.



    Location: Virtual Porch

     

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 01:00pm EDT

    Mystic Heart Meditation: Carol McKiernan, Centering Prayer #4

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    Carol grew up at Chautauqua and says that her love of mystical practices began here on the grounds. She was formally introduced to meditation many years ago at an off-season yoga and meditation retreat let by Subagh Singh Khalsa and has been practicing Centering Prayer daily ever since.



    Location: Virtual Porch

     

  • 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

     

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 03:30pm EDT

    Contemporary Issues Forum: Dr. Terry Madonna

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    Dr. Terry Madonna, Professor of Public Affairs and Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College | "The Politics of a Divided America: The Factors that will Matter for ALL voters in the 2020 Elections"



    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform