While there’s still a little more than a week left in the 2014 season, students in the Music School Festival Orchestra and the School of Dance bid adieu to audiences in grand form Sunday and Monday, showcasing their talents in the Amp with final performances on Chautauqua’s main stage.
Ori Soltes identified three problems in faith traditions that can make religion either a positive or negative force in the world — the first being that “it is, by definition, a construct that addresses a reality other than our own.”
“What if Jesus never came to teach love, justice, release of the captive? What if Jesus did not come to teach resistance to oppression in obedience to God?” said the Rev. Allan Aubrey Boesak at the 10:45 Sunday morning worship service and sermon. His sermon title was “What If?” and his Scripture text was Luke 10:24-37, the story of the Good Samaritan.
The question is not whether or not God exists, Nathan Schneider said, but what is your relationship with God?
After setting some “ground rules” for who got to lead the conversation, Krista Tippett and Michel Martin, both female journalists and radio hosts, talked shop at the 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Thursday in the Hall of Philosophy.
Chautauqua Institution’s sustainability for future generations was at the heart of this week’s Trustees Porch Discussion, on “Chautauqua’s Financial Planning.”
Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward have collaborated on documentary films for the last 32 years. In their 10:45 a.m. Wednesday lecture in the Amphitheater, the two discussed “Vietnam,” the 10-part, 18-and-a-half-hour series that will broadcast in January 2017.
In two senses, precipitation was the theme of Krista Tippett and Imani Perry’s 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Tuesday in the Hall of Philosophy.
The Chautauqua Community Band will put on its portion of today’s Old First Night celebration at 12:15 p.m. today on Bestor Plaza, or in the Amphitheater if weather is an issue.
Americans describe their ethnicity with hyphens. When an immigrant comes to the United States, citizens become “Chinese-American,” or “Italian-American.” This modification, Jeffrey Lesser said, is representative of the fact that Americans strongly believe immigrants “come to the United States and better themselves upon arrival because the United States is intrinsically great.”