Week Two :: July 4–11

Forces Unseen: What Shapes Our Daily Lives

We like to think we have ultimate freedom of choice. Yet every product or experience we can possibly consider has been carefully selected for us by a mostly invisible class of societal gatekeepers and tastemakers. Our choices are not only limited, but also affected by everything from explicit advertisements and an industry of “influencers” to secretive campaigns and algorithms.

  • Who are these shapers of modern life? How do they decide what trends to push?
  • Who are they accountable to, and how can we as individuals recognize and contend with them?

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Forces that Shape Our Daily Lives: The Contemporary Search for Spirituality

The recent studies are countless: organized mainstream religion is on the decline, and we have an emerging class of “nones,” referring to those who assign themselves to no faith tradition at all. But other assessments tell us that while many don’t identify with a mainstream religion, many more are indeed on a journey seeking spirituality and meaning. In this week we look at the evolution of modern faith traditions and ask: How might the “nones” unite with the mainstream to shape a better future?

  • Sunday, July 05, 2020 | 10:45am

    The Rev. Traci deVon Blackmon

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    The Rev. Traci deVon Blackmon is the Associate General Minister of Justice and Local Church Ministries for The United Church of Christ and Senior Pastor of Christ The King United Church of Christ in Florissant, MO. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, July 05, 2020 | 02:15pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Sense and Sensibility

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    Is there such a thing as a second chance for love? Kate Hamill’s fresh adaptation captures Austen’s whimsical wit and dynamic ensemble storytelling springs the novel to life on the Bratton stage.



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Sunday, July 05, 2020 | 02:30pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks”

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    Students in area schools will collaborate with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in "Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks," a music education program provided by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI).



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, July 05, 2020 | 07:00pm

    Chautauqua Opera Company :: Thumbprint

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    Thumbprint is a chamber opera inspired by the experiences of Mukhtar Mai, a contemporary real-life warrior for women’s rights and education in Pakistan. Sankaram’s dynamic score blends Hindustani and European opera influences to tell this astonishing story of courage in the face of oppression.



    Location: Norton Hall

     

  • Sunday, July 05, 2020 | 08:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Sense and Sensibility

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    Is there such a thing as a second chance for love? Kate Hamill’s fresh adaptation captures Austen’s whimsical wit and dynamic ensemble storytelling springs the novel to life on the Bratton stage.



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2020 | 09:15am

    The Rev. Traci deVon Blackmon

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    The Rev. Traci deVon Blackmon is the Associate General Minister of Justice and Local Church Ministries for The United Church of Christ and Senior Pastor of Christ The King United Church of Christ in Florissant, MO. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2020 | 10:45am

    David Rohde

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    Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former war correspondent David Rohde returns to Chautauqua to discuss his latest book, In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth about America’s “Deep State”.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Judith Lief

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    Acharya Judith Lief is a Buddhist teacher who trained under the Tibetan meditation master Ven. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. She has been a teacher and practitioner for over 35 years and continues to teach and to lead pilgrimages and retreats throughout the world. 



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2020 | 05:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Young Playwrights Project

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    Shows at 5 and 7 p.m.Don’t miss CTC’s public family offering of plays for youth, by youth! CTC actors will perform winning plays from surrounding elementary school young playwrights.



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2020 | 07:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Sense and Sensibility

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    Is there such a thing as a second chance for love? Kate Hamill’s fresh adaptation captures Austen’s whimsical wit and dynamic ensemble storytelling springs the novel to life on the Bratton stage.



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2020 | 07:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Young Playwrights Project

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    Shows at 5 and 7 p.m.Don’t miss CTC’s public family offering of plays for youth, by youth! CTC actors will perform winning plays from surrounding elementary school young playwrights.



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2020 | 08:15pm

    Amythyst Kiah

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    Tickets available Wednesday, March 18.

    Equally adept on banjo and acoustic guitar, Tennessee native Amythyst Kiah is one of the brightest new stars on the acoustic/Americana scene.



    Location: Amphitheater