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Department of Religion explores 2014 themes, lecturers announces chaplains

Department of Religion explores 2014 themes, lecturers announces chaplains

“I like to say that we use an angle of vision on the weekly themes,” said Joan Brown Campbell, director of Chautauqua Institution’s Department of Religion. “We use them to the extent possible, but they are designed for the morning lectures with a secular point of view. We try to provide an ethical base, a look at lived religion that people will find useful. Our lectures are from a humanitarian, ethical and spiritual point of view and are not just an extension of the morning themes.”

Institution’s Campbell to serve as chaplain for Week Nine

Institution’s Campbell to serve as chaplain for Week Nine

The Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, director of Chautauqua Institution’s Department of Religion, will serve as Week Nine’s chaplain in residence. She will preach at the 10:45 a.m. Sunday morning worship service in the Amphitheater, and she will also share her faith journey at the 5 p.m. Sunday Vespers in the Hall of Philosophy.

She will preach Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. for the daily morning worship service. Although morning worship services usually begin at 9:15 a.m., they will all start 15 minutes later during Week Nine to accommodate early-morning lectures related to the week’s health care theme.

“During the week, I will look at the Scriptures and reflect on the choices people make,” Campbell said. “Scripture calls us to choose life when faced with choices. I think the most interesting one will be on Mary, and could she have said no to God. If she could not say no, what does yes mean?”