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Guest column — Principled pluralism: The ethical imperative of our time

“There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions and no peace among the religions without dialogue.” — Hans Kung

Recently, I had the privilege of serving as a member of a panel of thought leaders convened by the Aspen Institute’s “Inclusive America Project.” The distinguished group of scholars, religious and civic leaders is concerned but hopeful about the future of our great nation as it pertains to our current state of religious diversity and tolerance. We believe, as the theologian Hans Kung says in the quote above, that religious people, communities and leaders hold the key to peace between opposing nations and groups.

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Brian Smith | Staff PhotographerThe Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, director of the Department of Religion, answers questions about her spiritual path from her daughter, Jane Louise Campbell, during Sunday Vespers in the Hall of Philosophy.

Campbell shares faith journey, Chautauqua’s influence on her

Jane Louise Campbell served as the liturgist for the Sunday 5 p.m. Vespers and promised the congregation that she would provide answers to questions about her mother, the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, that they might not even think of asking.

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Morning Worship: Challenge systems that abuse and exploit women

“I want to talk about women in a global context, and specifically women at the Southern border,” the Rev. Daisy Machado said at the 9:15 a.m. Friday morning worship service. Her sermon topic was “A Woman of Value,” and the Scripture text was John 8:1-11, the story of the woman caught in adultery.

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Reflections on the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell

Joan Campbell’s leadership has genuinely changed lives through her unfailing care as a Christian pastor. She is both wise and kind — sometimes not an easy combination.

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Morning Worship: ‘All we have is today’

“Change is not new. It has been going on since ‘darkness moved on the face of the deep,’ ” Bishop Vashti McKenzie said at Friday’s 9:15 a.m. morning worship service. “What is new is the current pace of change, the new concepts and ideas that surround us.”

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Photo by Ellie HaugsbyMiller played by Todd Thomas

Singer Thomas connects musical gift with spiritual life

Todd Thomas has a deep and resonant baritone voice, but what people seem to notice about him is that he sings with his heart. As Chautauqua Choir member Deborah Grohman said, “[Thomas] brings a soulful sense of worship to his art and music.”

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Through lecture series, Vilenkin seeks to provide understanding of Judaism

Rabbi Zalman Vilenkin of Chabad Lubavitch of Chautauqua will present the second lecture in a series designed to inform all Chautauquans about family traditions within Judaism at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in the Hall of Philosophy.

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