Robert Franklin believes religion is evolving at Chautauqua Institution.
Everyone knows the idiom “different strokes for different folks.” Few, however, know the idiom “different views from different Jews” — on the afterlife.
Jewish people are not homogenous, Rabbi Samuel Stahl said. They are diverse in the way they practice their faith and at the extent to which they follow Jewish laws.
Looking back on his first season as director of the Department of Religion, the Rev. Robert Franklin is tired. Tired, but happy and full of plans for the future.
Hussein Rashid said death has power because people don’t understand it. Certain Muslim traditions, though, try to give death meaning.
Life was predictable for Eben Alexander until Nov. 10, 2008. The neurosurgeon woke up at 4:30 a.m. with severe back pain. After developing an excruciating migraine, he eventually collapsed on his bed and fell into a week-long coma.
A mishmash of Chautauquans — some veterans of the Institution, some first-timers; some older, some in college; some Christian, some atheist — sit in a circle in the basement library of the Everett Jewish Life Center.
Emmanuel Lartey, a Ghana native and L. Bevel Jones III Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care, and Counseling at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, focused on African religious traditions and their relationship with death during his 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Tuesday in the Hall of Philosophy.
Aging is a privilege. With that privilege is the inevitable fact of life: Everyone will die. But Rebecca Brown said not everyone will die well.
During his 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Friday, John Esposito said religion has two sides: It has a transcending side, and it has a dark side.