If one were to imagine a Venn diagram of arts, politics and religion, Ori Soltes’ entire Interfaith Lecture would lay in the three circles’ shared space.
While every lecture at Chautauqua Institution brings something new, Interfaith Lecturer Michael Eric Dyson is the first — to rap while at the lectern.
Sharks kill an average of 10 people per year, while mosquitos kill roughly 750,000. So why are people so much more afraid of sharks than mosquitos?
Rabbi Matthew D. Gewirtz is not thrilled with religion — not his own, not anyone else’s, and especially not the ones that make the evening news.
Basic religious principle urges love over violence or hate, so why is there so much war over religion? According to Tony Campolo, the answer rests in the complex, contemporary inextricability between religion and nationalism.
American society has determined a causal relationship between terrorism and the Quran, but according to Philip Jenkins, the Quran isn’t the only holy text stained with blood.
Some things are best kept within the family, be they mom-and-dad business, a secret recipe or Week Three’s last Interfaith Lecture on immigration.
An uninformed debate, more than anything, is entropic noise. To Ray Suarez, contemporary discourse on immigration is both uninformed and dishonest, and until this changes, he said., the argument isn’t going anywhere.
When stuck thinking about how to solve a problem, one tactic is to step back and approach it from a different angle. So, when stuck on the political issues behind illegal immigration, Daisy L. Machado recommended her audience instead discuss the moral ones.
As America continues to grapple with its glaring racial divide, R. Stephen Warner argued Monday that the nation excels in one field of diversity: religion.