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Brown to address dying well in a death-phobic society

There’s nothing harder than facing death. Except, perhaps, talking about death.

Rebecca Brown, however, works to help people face that fear, and in turn make the dying experience less difficult. 570 more words

Chautauqua Institution

Coates to speak on need for progressive Christian approach

In a diverse, global society in which Christianity is often associated with the political right, the Rev. Delman Coates said it’s time for a progressive approach to public engagement. 472 more words

Chautauqua Institution

Chittister explores role of public intellectual in just democracy

In the time of the “talking point,” public intellectuals are more essential than ever, according to Sister Joan Chittister.

Chittister, an author, social analyst and religious leader, will address the role of public intellectuals in a just democracy in her Interfaith Lecture at 2 p.m. 453 more words

Chautauqua Institution

Lynch aims to make abstract concept of privacy concrete

Recent public discourse has revolved around the importance of, and trade-off between, privacy and security. One can’t easily weigh the two, however, without first understanding what makes privacy valuable at all. 554 more words

Chautauqua Institution

Estroff to apply Jewish teachings to parenting in digital age

Sharon Duke Estroff saw the increasing prevalence of social media in her children’s lives, but she didn’t quite know all of the pros and cons that came with a digital presence.  634 more words

Chautauqua Institution

Johnson to discuss ‘present public confusion’ between privacy and individualism

Although technological developments have created a more interactive, engaged world than ever before, Luke Timothy Johnson will argue today’s society is much more private than ancient ones — and there are many lessons about privacy to be learned by looking to the past. 601 more words

Chautauqua Institution

Edelman: Government needs to re-evaluate priorities to fight poverty


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Georgetown University professor Peter Edelman speaks about the nation’s responsibility to work together in order to combat poverty in America during his Interfaith Lecture in the Hall of Philosophy Tuesday. 1,141 more words

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