Posts Tagged 'rev. joan brown campbell'

Banners give back by giving family cottage to Institution

Banners give back by giving family cottage to Institution

When Barbara Banner brought her husband, Arthur, to Chautauqua for the first time, she revealed to him not only the place of her fondest childhood memories, but also a world of culture in which he could discuss, learn and love just as she had.

The two were in their final years of medical school at the University of Rochester. Barbara, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, and Arthur, from Bronx, N.Y., were brought up in different worlds, but it didn’t take long for Chautauqua to become a place they loved individually and together. Their daughter, Sarah, was married in the Hall of Philosophy by the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell.

Morning Worship: ‘Our houses of worship must lead the way’

Morning Worship: ‘Our houses of worship must lead the way’

“What kind of nation would we really like to be, and how do we get there on our own? I don’t think without God — we won’t get there without God. How can we get there and bring our politicians along with us?” Rev. Oliver “Buzz” Thomas asked at Sunday morning worship.

Thomas will serve Chautauqua as preacher for Week Two. His reading was Isaiah 65:17-25.

“It’s our first great glimpse of the Kingdom,” Thomas said. “Everybody has a house, and a vineyard and a job.”

Expanding the ‘Beloved Community’ through love, forgiveness

Expanding the ‘Beloved Community’ through love, forgiveness

“We will not be non-denominational; we will be all-denominational.” So declared John Heyl Vincent and Lewis Miller, the founders of Chautauqua, in 1874.

“It is time to embrace world religions,” said the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, director of Chautauqua’s Department of Religion. “Some say we are late getting at it, but it is an essential journey that Chautauqua needs to be about. It is about peace in the world.”

Campbell’s words were at the heart of the Department of Religion’s interfaith conference, titled “Expanding the Beloved Community through Love and Forgiveness,” held June 11 and 12 at the Athenaeum Hotel. The event was co-sponsored by the Fetzer Institute of Kalamazoo, Mich.