Week Three :: July 8–15

A Crisis of Faith?

For decades, Chautauqua Institution has brought people of different faiths – and no faith – together for civil, enlightening dialogue. Building on that work, this week we dive even deeper into questions of identity, religion and community. Pew Research Center reports that religions are undergoing dramatic change: a decline in mainstream Christianity and practicing Judaism, demographic shifts pointing toward a growing Muslim population, and more young people than ever who claim no affiliation with any organized religion. Some detect crisis amidst these changes, but in this week we look to the possibilities. What impacts do shifting religious norms mean for other aspects of public life? How are churches reinventing themselves as moral centers of the communities they serve? Together, we imagine the future of faith and of religion as we have come to know it.

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Crisis of Faith? 

For decades, Chautauqua Institution has brought people of different faiths – and no faith – together for civil, enlightening dialogue. Building on that work, this week we dive even deeper into questions of identity, religion and community. Pew Research Center reports that religions are undergoing dramatic change: a decline in mainstream Christianity and practicing Judaism, demographic shifts pointing toward a growing Muslim population, and more young people than ever who claim no affiliation with any organized religion. Some detect crisis amidst these changes, but in this week we look to the possibilities. What impacts do shifting religious norms mean for other aspects of public life? How are churches reinventing themselves as moral centers of the communities they serve? Together, we imagine the future of faith and of religion as we have come to know it.

 

  • Sunday, July 09, 2017 | 10:45am

    Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown

    Location: Amphitheater

    Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown is the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

     

     

  • Sunday, July 09, 2017 | 02:15pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Noises Off

    Location: Bratton Theater

    Michael Frayn’s Noises Off is a roller-coaster, side-splittingly funny look at theatre – both onstage and off – as a hapless troupe of actors attempt to mount a dreadful, ill-fated farce of a play.

     

     

  • Sunday, July 09, 2017 | 02:30pm

    United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus

    Location: Amphitheater

    Let the patriotic celebrations continue with the band that has participated in numerous presidential inaugural parades and supported many diplomatic missions overseas. Joining these instrumental forces will be the Soldier’s Chorus, known for performing the music of Broadway, opera, barbershop quartet and Americana.

     

     

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 09:15am

    Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown

    Location: Amphitheater

    Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown is the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

     

     

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 10:45am

    Andrew Sullivan

    Location: Amphitheater

    Author, The Conservative Soul

    Andrew Sullivan is a contributing editor at New York, a blogger and an author known for his provocative, astute political and social commentary.

     

     

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Bill Moyers

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    Moderator, Monday through Thursday, July 10 -13, 2017 | 02:00pm

    A broadcast journalist for more than four decades, Bill Moyers has been recognized as one of the unique voices of our times, one that resonates with multiple generations.

     

     

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Robert Jones

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    Founder and CEO of PRRI, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to conducting high-quality public opinion research, Dr. Robert Jones is a leading scholar and commentator on religion, culture, and politics.

     

     

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 03:30pm

    Alan Cooperman

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    Alan Cooperman is Director of Religion Research at the nonpartisan Pew Research Center, where he oversees a staff of more than 20 researchers who conduct surveys, demographic analyses, and other empirical studies around the world.

     

     

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 04:00pm

    Akropolis Reed Quintet

    Location: Lenna Hall

    This energetic quintet takes listeners on extraordinary musical adventures, performing innovative repertoire with acclaimed precision. Founded in 2009 at the University of Michigan and the first ever reed quintet to win the Fischoff Gold Medal in 2014, Akropolis took Grand Prize...

     

     

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Susan K. Smith

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith is founder and leader of the private non-profit organization, Crazy Faith Ministries, which aims to unpack and teach the concept of faith in a way which empowers people and enables them to reach far beyond what they believe themselves able to do.

     

     

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 05:00pm

    Family-Friendly Opera Revue

    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | Join us for a family-friendly operatic adventure where you, the audience, choose the plot! Chautauqua Opera presents an introduction to opera for kids from 1 to 101, based on the Greek myth of Orpheus, the man who could charm any living thing with his music.

     

     

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Charlotte Ballet in Residence with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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    Location: Amphitheater

    With his celebrated dance career, masterful choreographic works and visionary leadership, this performance celebrates Charlotte Ballet and Chautauqua Dance Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux. At the end of the season, Bonnefoux retires as artistic director of Charlotte Ballet, but...

     

     

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 10:45am

    Eboo Patel

    Location: Amphitheater

    Founder and president, Interfaith Youth Core

    Named by US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Eboo Patel is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC)..

     

     

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Greg Epstein

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    Greg M. Epstein has been serving as the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University since 2005, and is author of the New York Times Bestselling book, Good without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe.

     

     

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 08:15pm

    The Raleigh Ringers

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    Location: Amphitheater

    This internationally acclaimed concert handbell choir has been dazzling audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music.

     

     

  • Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 10:45am

    Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

    Location: Amphitheater

    Former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth

    An international religious leader, philosopher, award-winning author and respected moral voice, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks served as Chief Rabbi of the United...

     

     

  • Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Rabbi Sid Schwarz

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    Rabbi Sid Schwarz is a senior fellow at Clal: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, where he directs the Clergy Leadership Incubator (CLI), a program that trains rabbis to be visionary spiritual leaders.

     

     

  • Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 03:30pm

    Arlie Russell Hochschild, CLSC Author, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    In Strangers in Their Own Land, a finalist for the National Book Award, the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country...

     

     

  • Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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    Location: Amphitheater

    Rossen Milanov, conductor; Orion Weiss, piano

    Repertoire: Christopher Theofanidis: Muse  [12’]; W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488  [26’]; Antonin Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major, B. 163, op. 88  [36’]

     

     

  • Friday, July 14, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Bill Moyers

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    A broadcast journalist for more than four decades, Bill Moyers has been recognized as one of the unique voices of our times, one that resonates with multiple generations.