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 Three :: July 11–18

Art and Democracy

Artist, advocate, activist, citizen. What is the role of art — and the artist — in an active democracy? In this week, we hear from artists raising the social consciousness, challenging the status quo and engaging communities large and small toward meaningful action.

  • We consider how art and artmaking serves as a catalyst for dissent and change and has the unique ability to bring community together to heal following trauma.
  • How are the arts uniquely positioned to move the conversation forward, when other attempts at dialogue fail?

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Art: A Glimpse into the Divine

Art inspires, art teaches, art speaks, art energizes, art soothes, art heals, art empowers. Art underlies and underlines the commonalities of human existence. In this week we look into the spiritual power of art to glimpse the divine, in all its forms, and change the world.

  • Sunday, July 12, 2020 | 10:45am EDT

    Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ

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    Gregory Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, Calif., the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world.



    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform

     

  • Sunday, July 12, 2020 | 03:30pm EDT

    Free Sunday Reading with Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Eleanor Henderson

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    Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia EarhartApocalyptic Swing, and Rocket Fantastic, winner of the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry. Eleanor Henderson is the author of the novels The Twelve-Mile Straight and Ten Thousand Saints, which was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2011 by The New York Times.



    Location: Virtual Porch