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. Major research organizations such as Pew Research Center and PRRI report 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

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



    Location: Amphitheater
    Admission to the Grounds and Amphitheater is free on Sundays. Sunday Parking is free until 2 p.m.

     

  • Sunday, July 09, 2017 | 02:15pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Noises Off

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    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.



    Location: Bratton Theater
    Event ticket required. Your theater ticket will admit you to the grounds. You do not need an additional gate pass.

     

  • Sunday, July 09, 2017 | 02:30pm

    United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus

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    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.



    Location: Amphitheater
    Admission to the Grounds and Amphitheater is free on Sundays. (Parking is free until 2 p.m.)

     

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 09:15am

    Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown

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



    Location: Amphitheater
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  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 10:45am

    Andrew Sullivan

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    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.



    Location: Amphitheater
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  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Bill Moyers

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    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.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
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  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Robert P. Jones

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    Robert P. Jones is the founding CEO of the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), a columnist for The Atlantic online, and the author of The End of White Christian America, a New York Times Book Review "Editor’s Choice" book.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
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  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 02:30pm

    Hydrogen Jukebox Open Rehearsal

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    Watch this unique chamber opera come to life as Chautauqua Opera gives you a glimpse into the process from page to stage!



    Location: McKnight Hall
    Free event. No additional ticket needed with valid gate pass.

     

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 03:30pm

    Alan Cooperman

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    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.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
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  • Monday, July 10, 2017 | 04:00pm

    Akropolis Reed Quintet

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    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...



    Location: Lenna Hall
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  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 10:45am

    Katelyn Beaty

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    Editor-at-large, Christianity Today

    Katelyn Beaty served as the youngest and first female managing editor for Christianity Today, evangelicalism’s flagship magazine. 



    Location: Amphitheater
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  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Susan K. Smith

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    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.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
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  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 05:00pm

    Family-Friendly Opera Revue

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    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.



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall
    Free Family Event. Get your free passes at our Main Gate Welcome Center. (Parking fees still apply)

     

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 07:00pm

    Sangram Majumdar, VACI Lecture Series

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    “In a media-riddled world where images rapidly circulate, moving from momentary commodity (‘gone viral’) to forgotten waste, Sangram Majumdar is interested in ‘what stays’ ” writes poet/critic John Yau in Hyperallergic



    Location: Hultquist Center
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  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Charlotte Ballet with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Charlotte & Chautauqua: Celebrating the Career of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux"

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    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...



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

    Eboo Patel

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    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)..



    Location: Amphitheater
    Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

     

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

    Greg Epstein

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    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.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
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  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 06:30pm

    Opera Invasion #3: Opera Open Book 2.0

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    An interactive concert on the steps on Norton Hall where you, the audience, vote for the repertoire.



    Location: Norton Hall Steps
    Free event

     

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

    The Raleigh Ringers

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



    Location: Amphitheater
    $20, Community Appreciation Night, gate pass or event ticket required

     

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 10:00pm

    Chautauqua Opera Young Artist Open-Mic Night #1

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    Get to know the Chautauqua Opera Young Artists better as they present a curated concert of diverse selections in a laid-back setting.



    Location: Athenaeum Parlor
    Free event. No additional ticket necessary with valid gate pass.