The last time Dan Brown spoke in the state of New York, he fell under scrutiny for the controversial topics that he explores in his novel The Da Vinci Code. Seven years later, Brown was the one leading the scrutiny.
Nick Glunt | Staff Writer Donna Brazile’s sister Sheila, who had suffered from a benign yet mentally debilitating brain…
When journalist Kati Marton went to Africa with her U.N. ambassador husband, Richard Holbrooke, the two of them found themselves thinking the same idea. In each of the 11 countries they visited, they agreed that it would be the women to save Africa — if anything could.
In the Quran, a man approached the prophet Muhammad to ask if he could help wage jihad. Muhammad refused, but the man insisted.
“Do you have a mother?” Muhammad asked, and the man said he did. “Well, paradise lies beneath her feet. Stay home and be loyal to your mother.”
“In our ideologically oriented world, every term has to be defined. When we say ‘common good,’ we don’t all have the same definition. We have to have room for individual freedom as well as social commitment to cooperation,” the Rev. C. Welton Gaddy said.
During a summer storm in Cleveland a few years back, the conditions knocked branches from their trees — much like many storms nationwide. The result of this one was very different.
Branches struck power lines, making a regular storm into something much worse. Fifty million people were left without power, some of them for days. By the end, the economies of the U.S. and Canada lost almost $10 billion.
When David Ignatius was trying to get his first novel, Agents of Innocence, published, he found himself rejected by a dozen companies. The book started as nonfiction, but it became fictionalized as he wrote.
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., finally approved the novel, but only on the basis that they wanted a nonfiction book next.
The Rev. Frank Chikane pays the salaries of his former torturers because of the influence of anti-apartheid leaders like Beyers Naudé.
Chikane is the president of the Apostolic Faith Mission International and a member of the African National Congress. His 2 p.m. lecture, “Daring Death to Save a Nation,” was the third in the Week Three Interfaith Lecture Series “Spies for God.”
“Perhaps Chaplain Black’s spirit could best be described by the words that he gave to the president of Oakwood College … he said then, ‘For most of my life, I sought a relationship with God,’” Jane Campbell said in her introduction of U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black, the 2 p.m. Friday Interfaith Lecture speaker.
Campbell is the former mayor of Cleveland and was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. She currently serves as the chief of staff to Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.). Campbell is also one of the parishioners at Black’s Wednesday noon Bible study for heads of staff in Washington, D.C.
Theodore Olson, former U.S. solicitor general, answered questions from John Q. Barrett, professor of law at St. John’s University and frequent Chautauqua speaker, on stage Thursday. Olson addressed a variety of topics, including his personal experiences with the Supreme Court, the 9/11 attacks and California’s Proposition 8.