Throughout the 2013 Season, select speakers at Chautauqua Institution — specifically chaplains in residence — have cast technological innovation in a pessimistic light. But it is not the criticism of smartphones and video games that is problematic. Rather, it is the sheer lack of a response to this criticism which serves as a reminder: The Institution has historically offered very little programming on technology and culture.
Turkey may seem like an odd choice as peacemaker for Iran and the West. On a number of issues, the nation’s position is contrary to either side; it disagrees with Iran on the issues of Syria and Hezbollah and disagrees with the U.S. on Iran’s right to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
“Yet it still holds a place of being the most trusted partner to be able to broker a new way forward,” said the Right Rev. John Chane.
From rock ‘n’ roll artist to student activist to eighth Episcopal bishop of Washington D.C., the Rt. Rev. John Bryson Chane is used to having “radical” attached to his name.
Chane will discuss what it means to be a radical — theologically and in his own journey — at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Hall of Philosophy. He said he will look at the term from various perspectives, because he thinks it is often misused.