Following an engaging summer filled with softball, sailing, golf and other outdoor activities, Chautauquans may want to maintain their enriching recreational lifestyles into the off-season. As programming ends and the grounds begin to empty, many pursue opportunities outside the gates.
Chautauqua Institution is a privileged place — neighbors can leave their doors unlocked and children can play in the streets with no one worries and no crime. But outside of these gates, Karen Armstrong said, and outside of other privileged places in the United States and Great Britain, violence rages on.
Religion preserved the black identity in Brazil. In a country dominated by slavery — with about 4 million Africans imported to the nation by the 19th century — Rachel Elizabeth Harding said it was the birth of Afro-Brazilian religions in a time of dehumanization and oppression that helped blacks in Brazil keep hold of their traditions and their sense of self.
Subagh Singh Khalsa rediscovers himself every morning through his meditation practices.
Today’s youth are the “movers and shakers” of tomorrow, Linda Gillette said, and she believes in empowering the upcoming generation and providing tools so young people can make a difference in the world.
The age old question — What does it mean to be human? — can be answered in part by looking at people’s daily conditions and rhythms, how people interact with others and within themselves. These routine acts, Yehudah Mirsky said, help define who a person is.
An-Na’im, the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law and director of the Center for International & Comparative Law at the Emory University School of Law, spoke about American Muslims and communities at the 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Tuesday in the Hall of Philosophy.
Personal discipline regulates privacy. In a technological and global world, citizens judge each other on appearance and an abundance of free speech, available on a variety of platforms. This means the populace must be conscious of what it puts forth, so it can keep some level of control over how much people see of individuals.
John Hope Bryant is successful because he had what few others in his hometown of Compton, California, had: a positive role model.
An accident led Michael O’Sullivan to first discover Zen Buddhism. A literal accident.