The Sacred Song Service is usually a Christian program, but the rest of the Abrahamic family will share the Amphitheater…
The NOW Generation strives to include and engage young Chautauquans and families with a variety of programs. In that spirit, one young Chautauquan has taken the reins organizing a new event this summer.
Jared Jacobsen and the Chautauqua community will celebrate that significance at Sunday’s Sacred Song Service at 8 p.m. in the Amphitheater. The service’s theme is “Strengthening Ties in the Family of Abraham.”
Smith Wilkes Hall came alive on Tuesday evening as the sun began to set.
The Rev. Robert Franklin remembers the exact instant his life veered into spiritual territory.
Growth, exposure, inclusion and bubble bursting. These are just some of the things this year’s four Abrahamic Program for Young Adults coordinators are hoping to get out of their summer at Chautauqua Institution.
There seems to be a smartphone app for everything these days — social media, weather forecasts and even an app that shows the exact direction of Mecca. And that’s just one of the many apps that are made specifically for Muslims.
If there is anything that regularly challenges belief in God, it’s the existence of the ungodly. Evil and suffering have been frequent visitors to Chautauqua Institution, both as topics of discussion — for example, during the Interfaith Lecture Series’ week on emancipation — and as experiential realities. While some may think otherwise, Chautauqua isn’t paradise; evil and suffering happen here every day.
The Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam are the focus of this Sunday’s 8 p.m. Sacred Song Service in the Amphitheater. The four coordinators of the Abrahamic Program for Young Adults will weave together their faith traditions to tell the story of Abraham.
Jawad Bayat’s mouth is parched. He’s standing at the front of the Hall of Christ, shoes off, facing Mecca.
It’s Ramadan, and he can’t eat or drink until dark. [w/ VIDEO]