Jewish people are not homogenous, Rabbi Samuel Stahl said. They are diverse in the way they practice their faith and at the extent to which they follow Jewish laws.
Hussein Rashid said death has power because people don’t understand it. Certain Muslim traditions, though, try to give death meaning.
Life was predictable for Eben Alexander until Nov. 10, 2008. The neurosurgeon woke up at 4:30 a.m. with severe back pain. After developing an excruciating migraine, he eventually collapsed on his bed and fell into a week-long coma.
Emmanuel Lartey, a Ghana native and L. Bevel Jones III Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care, and Counseling at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, focused on African religious traditions and their relationship with death during his 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Tuesday in the Hall of Philosophy.
As a neurosurgeon, Eben Alexander used to have a materialist view of the physical realm. After a near-death experience, however, Alexander believes the brain does not produce consciousness.
Aging is a privilege. With that privilege is the inevitable fact of life: Everyone will die. But Rebecca Brown said not everyone will die well.
During his 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Friday, John Esposito said religion has two sides: It has a transcending side, and it has a dark side.
Africa was originally the cradle of life, and Ambassador Michael Battle believes it has the potential to become a thriving continent once again.
When Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi was a boy, he “was seen as somebody that would do something in the future.” This meant that he was one of three children chosen to meet the Dalai Lama in 1974, the beginning of a mentorship and friendship between Negi and His Holiness.
Chautauqua Institution is a privileged place — neighbors can leave their doors unlocked and children can play in the streets with no one worries and no crime. But outside of these gates, Karen Armstrong said, and outside of other privileged places in the United States and Great Britain, violence rages on.