Sharks kill an average of 10 people per year, while mosquitos kill roughly 750,000. So why are people so much more afraid of sharks than mosquitos?
Rabbi Matthew D. Gewirtz is not thrilled with religion — not his own, not anyone else’s, and especially not the ones that make the evening news.
Simon, Paula and Randy might be gone, but “American Idol” continues on, and so does its live performances, one of which hits Chautauqua at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.
Basic religious principle urges love over violence or hate, so why is there so much war over religion? According to Tony Campolo, the answer rests in the complex, contemporary inextricability between religion and nationalism.
American society has determined a causal relationship between terrorism and the Quran, but according to Philip Jenkins, the Quran isn’t the only holy text stained with blood.
Most teachers of the Mystic Heart Community Meditation Program have one week to run their program and to make a dent on those who come to practice. Subagh Khalsa, however, started his second week Monday and will be back again for Week Six.
Some things are best kept within the family, be they mom-and-dad business, a secret recipe or Week Three’s last Interfaith Lecture on immigration.
Jin Young Choi is not a policy expert on immigration. She’s not in charge of any organization relevant to immigration, and it’s not even her field of study. Yet she’s just as qualified to speak on the matter at Chautauqua than anyone. Why? Because she’s an immigrant herself.
In a political climate where wars are fought between countries over interfaith and intrafaith disputes and there are vast domestic cultural divides between religious groups, Chautauqua Institution strives to rebuild these fallen bridges with the Abrahamic Program for Young Adults.
An uninformed debate, more than anything, is entropic noise. To Ray Suarez, contemporary discourse on immigration is both uninformed and dishonest, and until this changes, he said., the argument isn’t going anywhere.