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I Hear America Singing (Sometimes It's the Blues)

Paula Gordon | Posted 08.25.2016 | Good News
Paula Gordon

I heard America singing on Sunday night. Bluesman extraordinaire* Buddy Guy's music rang like the flip-side of Walt Whitman's famous poem. Whitman i...

Where Is the World Christian Outcry?

Martin Shapiro | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

The world is watching history repeat itself and doing nothing once again with full knowledge of the devastation being inflicted on their cousins, if not brothers.

Advertising for the Good

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

My wife Barbara and I are back in Chautauqua for the 2014 season, two of our favorite months in the year, full of lectures, performances, and beautiful Finger Lakes weather.

Chautauqua Theater Company Premieres The May Queen, an Inspired Tragicomedy

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

Under the astute leadership of Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and Resident Director (and former co-Artistic Director) Ethan McSweeny, CTC has offering poignant and provocative, expertly-written new plays alongside riveting interpretations of such classics as Shakespeare's Macbeth, Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and more.

A Revolutionary Sermon

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 11.06.2013 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

For a deeply faithful person, in any major religion, there can be no enemies. This is a radical way of life and it requires a language that can convey its power and relevance even to non-believers.

Don't Mess With Joan Brown Campbell!

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.17.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

What an honor to be up here for this roast of Joan Brown Campbell. Look at her everyone - such pretty eyes, such a nice smile - she just looks so sweet. Well, don't be fooled.

What the Chautauqua Bell Tower Reminded Me: How to Be a Christian in a Pluralistic World... and Family

Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Religion
Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman

This is Christian tradition at its best: not just tolerating the "religious other," but committed to fostering dialogue and relationships with people from other traditions.

Ginsburg: 'In My Dreams, I Can Be A Great Diva'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

While recently discussing her passion for the opera, Ruth Bader Ginsburg admitted she's not as great at singing as she is at law. But even a Suprem...

Church, Social Media And Chautauqua

Verity A. Jones | Posted 09.30.2012 | Religion
Verity A. Jones

Identity has long been a theme in religion studies and religious thought and practice. How might something like "digital identity" be shaping and reshaping religious life today?

Mistaken Identity: Chautauqua Theater Company's New Play Marathon

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 10.12.2011 | Home
Daniel J. Kushner

I would not normally recommend seeing three plays in the span of eleven hours. But I would contend that this epic approach is the ideal way to experience the stories, characters and the striking commonalities in theme that bind these three works together.

Religious Retreats To Recharge The Spirit This Summer (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.06.2011 | Religion

HuffPost Religion contributors and editors selected some of our favorite religious retreat destinations just in time for summer vacation. From denomin...

A New Movement to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Nuclear disarmament is a job for faith -- and for the kind of social movements that faith at its best has always inspired.

Extremely Affordable Healthcare: $25 Incubator

Blaise Zerega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Blaise Zerega

Rather than simply looking to control treatments or reduce payments to physicians, the medical-industrial complex itself should be carefully scrutinized.

Chautauqua Institution Spotlights Compassion

Amy Novogratz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Novogratz

We hope that thousands of leaders from all religions, will agree to the Charter for Compassion, add their signatures and address their congregations on compassion.