To David N. Hempton, Europe has lost touch with the roots of its culture and is at a crossroads. The once- Christian continent is in an identity crisis amid an increasingly secular and interconnected world.
There are two sides to every story, from the juvenile to the catastrophic. The same goes for both the rise of Islamophobia and the spread of the Islamic State group, Akbar Ahmed said.
Since the dawn of humanity, history has not been kind to the Jews, Georgette Bennett said, and the outlook is still concerning in Europe today.
A border is not just the line dividing two countries or the singular form of the failed chain bookstore. To Stephen E. Hanson, borders are the crux of the historical tension and recent conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
According to Anouar Majid, Islam has not evolved from its violent origins as its fellow Abrahamic religions have because of its refusal to accept discourse or dissent from its followers.
As marrying outside of one’s ethnicity becomes more and more acceptable in America today, Lawrence A. Hoffman said the loss of such heritage is leading to a crisis of identity among Jews.
Phil Zuckerman isn’t religious, but as he said Wednesday, irreligion is becoming strikingly more common.
Every year, the president of the United States of America delivers the State of the Union address to explain where the nation is and where it’s going. In similar fashion Tuesday in the Hall of Philosophy, Sam Chand delivered his address, “Emerging Church,” on the state of the church.
Religion is about finding one’s place in humanity, and sociology is about taking a step back from humanity to observe it from the outside. On Monday, Steven M. Tipton transcended the two disparate spheres to offer insight on the state of American religion today.
Throughout Week Five, Chautauqua’s lectures focused on how art and politics interact. Friday’s Interfaith Lecture, however, offered that same insight…