Chautauqua Institution

Chautauqua provides a wide variety of services of worship and programs that express the Institution's Christian heritage as well as its interfaith commitment. The Institution, originally the Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly, was founded as an educational experiment in out-of-school, vacation learning for Sunday School teachers. While founders Lewis Miller and John Heyl Vincent were Methodists, other Protestant denominations participated from the first year onward, and today Chautauqua continues to be ecumenical — as well as interfaith — in spirit and practice.

October 27, 2015
The Department of Religion is co-sponsoring with Nazareth College a "Mini-Chautauqua in Rochester" program from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Otto Shults Community Center Forum on the Nazareth campus. The program is titled "On a Planet in Peril and Our Moral Responsibility." Click here for more details, a list of presenters and how to participate.

 

2 p.m., Monday-Friday, Hall of Philosophy

This series is designed to present issues that impact the lived experience of everyday life from theological, ethical, moral, humanitarian, philosophical and religious perspectives.

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2 p.m., Monday-Friday, Hall of Philosophy

This series is designed to present issues that impact the lived experience of everyday life from theological, ethical, moral, humanitarian, philosophical and religious perspectives.

For eight generations Chautauquans have been gathering in the Amphitheater on Sunday evenings to join the Chautauqua Choir for the Sacred Song Services.

The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves.

 

In addition to Department of Religion programs, Denominational Houses and religious organizations at Chautauqua Institution offer religious services, lectures and low-cost housing options during the nine-week Chautauqua Season.


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2016 Season Information




Media

Children of Abraham (PDF)
Jews & Muslims in Conversation

 

Dr. Shahid Aziz helps Chautauquans to navigate conversations about death. 
Read the story
and watch the presentation on YouTube or go to:

You deserve a good death
Practical approach to making end of life decisions for yourself or your loved ones.

 

CONTACTS

Robert M. Franklin
Director of Religion
716.357.6242
rfranklin@ciweb.org

Maureen Rovegno
Associate Director
716.357.6386
mrovegno@ciweb.org

Rev. Dr. Derek Austin
Project Director for Clergy Development
619.972.9988
daustin@ciweb.org