A national crisis is at hand, but Mary Lou Leary and William J. Hochul Jr. said there is no time or money to put off solving it another day. Even sitting inside a quiet community like Chautauqua, the urgency of opiates and opioid addictions and overdoses cannot be escaped.
One of the oldest cities in existence, Jerusalem straddles the line between antiquity and modernity. It is the beating heart of Abrahamic religions, and it means different things to all those who live there and come to visit.
Not many people know about the Baha’i religion. Some don’t know that it’s an Abrahamic religion — some don’t even know it exists — but Albert Lincoln thinks the religion’s hometown of Haifa, Israel, could serve as a model for peace and coexistence in the Middle East.
If Daniel Ferguson’s recent documentaries on two of the holiest sites in the world can teach anything, it’s that, with a shared purpose, mutual goals and establishing trust, people of different backgrounds can achieve anything — be it art or interfaith harmony.
Peace cannot be a piecemeal collection, Rabbi Michael Melchior said.
With fiery determination, a love for humanity at large and a simple message, Izzeldin Abuelaish delivered Monday’s Interfaith Lecture in the Hall of Philosophy titled “Preserving the Middle East Through Philanthropic Initiatives.”
To David N. Hempton, Europe has lost touch with the roots of its culture and is at a crossroads. The once- Christian continent is in an identity crisis amid an increasingly secular and interconnected world.
There are two sides to every story, from the juvenile to the catastrophic. The same goes for both the rise of Islamophobia and the spread of the Islamic State group, Akbar Ahmed said.
Since the dawn of humanity, history has not been kind to the Jews, Georgette Bennett said, and the outlook is still concerning in Europe today.
A border is not just the line dividing two countries or the singular form of the failed chain bookstore. To Stephen E. Hanson, borders are the crux of the historical tension and recent conflict between Russia and Ukraine.