The Arts and Global Understanding

Aug 4, 2018 ‐ Aug 11, 2018


The Arts and Global Understanding: A Week Featuring the Silkroad Ensemble, Culminating with the Silkroad Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

Art can create a culture; it can cross borders; it can sing of possibility. In this week of performances, lectures and workshops led and influenced by the work of The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, we focus on the role of art — particularly music — in a culture, with an eye toward cross-cultural collaboration and global understanding. We explore and celebrate cultures different than our own; we examine critically the path of good intentions leading from cultural tourism to cultural appropriation; and we look for ways that earnest understanding and a shared loved of our art and each other can perhaps change the world. The Silk Road Ensemble opens the week’s lecture platform exploring the notions of home through distinct traditions and personal stories, and continues its Chautauqua residency with master classes and performances. The week culminates with a morning presentation and evening performance by renowned cellist and Silk Road Ensemble founder/artistic director Yo-Yo Ma.

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Let Them Eat Cake?  Defining the Future of Religious Freedom in the U.S.

The Supreme Court’s decision on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, in which a Colorado baker refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding, claiming it violated his right to practice his religion, will have been announced in June 2018. That decision will set the trajectory of the American religious world for years to come, defining the constitutional understanding of First Amendment protections for religious liberty, and determining its limits as balanced against other rights. We will explore both sides of the argument presented at the Supreme Court, and seek to understand the Court’s ruling and how it will impact religion in the future.


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Morning Worship Service: David Shirey

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Morning Worship Service: David Shirey

Aug 5, 2018 10:45am ‐ Aug 5, 2018 12:00pm

David Shirey has served as Senior Minister of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lexington, KY, since 2014. He is a native of Warren, OH, with a B.A. in Religious Studies from Indiana University and a M.Div. from Vanderbilt Divinity School. For the past 35 years, David has served churches in Tennessee, Missouri, North Carolina, Indiana, and Arizona. His congregations have each been characterized by vibrant worship, a deepening commitment to Christian education and spiritual growth, and service to the community.

Throughout his ministry Rev. Shirey has been actively involved in community service, including serving on the boards of the Foothills (AZ) Food Bank, the United Way of Bartholomew County, Columbus, IN, Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter, Columbus, IN, the Good Shepherd House (Homeless Shelter), Hospice of the Cape Fear, and the Five Church Association (social services outreach ministry in inner-city St. Louis).

In Lexington Rev. Shirey supports the many ministries engaged in by Central Christian Church, including a satellite of God’s Pantry, a Thrift Store, Helping Hands (a ministry to the homeless and near-homeless in the northeast downtown area), Room in the Inn (providing overnight lodging to homeless men from November through March), the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Worship Service, and the Black Church Coalition. Since 2007, he has served on the leadership team of the Bethany Fellowships, a mentoring and spiritual leadership ministry that has accompanied over 100 newly ordained pastors in their transition from seminary to sustained congregational ministry with a strengthened, healthy pastoral identity.

David is married to Jennie Taylor Shirey, a musician, Christian Educator, and elementary school teacher. They have three children: Will (Kassie), Betsy (Travis), and Laura, and two grandchildren, Hayden and Blair.

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Vespers: David Shirey

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Vespers: David Shirey

Aug 5, 2018 4:00pm ‐ Aug 5, 2018 5:00pm

David Shirey has served as Senior Minister of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lexington, KY, since 2014. He is a native of Warren, OH, with a B.A. in Religious Studies from Indiana University and a M.Div. from Vanderbilt Divinity School. For the past 35 years, David has served churches in Tennessee, Missouri, North Carolina, Indiana, and Arizona. His congregations have each been characterized by vibrant worship, a deepening commitment to Christian education and spiritual growth, and service to the community.

Throughout his ministry Rev. Shirey has been actively involved in community service, including serving on the boards of the Foothills (AZ) Food Bank, the United Way of Bartholomew County, Columbus, IN, Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter, Columbus, IN, the Good Shepherd House (Homeless Shelter), Hospice of the Cape Fear, and the Five Church Association (social services outreach ministry in inner-city St. Louis).

In Lexington Rev. Shirey supports the many ministries engaged in by Central Christian Church, including a satellite of God’s Pantry, a Thrift Store, Helping Hands (a ministry to the homeless and near-homeless in the northeast downtown area), Room in the Inn (providing overnight lodging to homeless men from November through March), the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Worship Service, and the Black Church Coalition. Since 2007, he has served on the leadership team of the Bethany Fellowships, a mentoring and spiritual leadership ministry that has accompanied over 100 newly ordained pastors in their transition from seminary to sustained congregational ministry with a strengthened, healthy pastoral identity.

David is married to Jennie Taylor Shirey, a musician, Christian Educator, and elementary school teacher. They have three children: Will (Kassie), Betsy (Travis), and Laura, and two grandchildren, Hayden and Blair.

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Morning Worship Service: David Shirey

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Morning Worship Service: David Shirey

Aug 6, 2018 9:15am ‐ Aug 6, 2018 10:00am

David Shirey has served as Senior Minister of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lexington, KY, since 2014. He is a native of Warren, OH, with a B.A. in Religious Studies from Indiana University and a M.Div. from Vanderbilt Divinity School. For the past 35 years, David has served churches in Tennessee, Missouri, North Carolina, Indiana, and Arizona. His congregations have each been characterized by vibrant worship, a deepening commitment to Christian education and spiritual growth, and service to the community.

Throughout his ministry Rev. Shirey has been actively involved in community service, including serving on the boards of the Foothills (AZ) Food Bank, the United Way of Bartholomew County, Columbus, IN, Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter, Columbus, IN, the Good Shepherd House (Homeless Shelter), Hospice of the Cape Fear, and the Five Church Association (social services outreach ministry in inner-city St. Louis).

In Lexington Rev. Shirey supports the many ministries engaged in by Central Christian Church, including a satellite of God’s Pantry, a Thrift Store, Helping Hands (a ministry to the homeless and near-homeless in the northeast downtown area), Room in the Inn (providing overnight lodging to homeless men from November through March), the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Worship Service, and the Black Church Coalition. Since 2007, he has served on the leadership team of the Bethany Fellowships, a mentoring and spiritual leadership ministry that has accompanied over 100 newly ordained pastors in their transition from seminary to sustained congregational ministry with a strengthened, healthy pastoral identity.

David is married to Jennie Taylor Shirey, a musician, Christian Educator, and elementary school teacher. They have three children: Will (Kassie), Betsy (Travis), and Laura, and two grandchildren, Hayden and Blair.

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Morning Lecture Series: Members of the Silkroad Ensemble

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Morning Lecture Series: Members of the Silkroad Ensemble

Aug 6, 2018 10:45am ‐ Aug 6, 2018 12:00pm

Established in 1998 by Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad is a collective of artists from around the world who create music that engages their many traditions. In addition to performances from Suntory Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, Silkroad collaborates with museums and universities to develop training programs for teachers, musicians, and learners of all ages. Silkroad has commissioned more than 100 new works from composers and arrangers around the globe, and released seven albums, most recently a collection of music recorded for “The Vietnam War,” a documentary film from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

Silkroad recently announced a new commitment to diversity and inclusion across its board, staff and ensemble, as well as among collaborators and audiences. Over the next year, Silkroad will launch a series of US-based residencies and partnerships to develop artistic and learning programs that explore questions of difference, identity and belonging, building new capacity for connection and understanding.

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2018 Interfaith Lecture Series: Douglas Laycock

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2018 Interfaith Lecture Series: Douglas Laycock

Aug 6, 2018 2:00pm ‐ Aug 6, 2018 3:15pm

Douglas Laycock is perhaps the nation’s leading authority on the law of religious liberty and also on the law of remedies.  He has taught and written about these topics for more than four decades at the University of Chicago, the University of Texas, the University of Michigan, and now the University of Virginia.

Laycock has testified frequently before Congress and has argued many cases in the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, where he has served as lead counsel in six cases and filed many amicus briefs. He is the author of the leading casebook Modern American Remedies, the award-winning monograph The Death of the Irreparable Injury Rule, and many articles in the leading law reviews.  He co-edited a collection of essays, Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty.

His many writings on religious liberty are being published in a five-volume collection. Religious Liberty: Volume 1: Overviews and History, and Volume 2: The Free Exercise Clause, have been published. Volume 3: Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, Same-Sex Marriage Legislation, and the Culture Wars; Volume 4: Federal Legislation after the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, with More on the Culture Wars; and Volume 5: The Free Speech and Establishment Clauses, are at the printer.

Laycock is Vice President of the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He earned his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. from the University of Chicago.

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Middle East Update with Geoffrey Kemp and Nikolas K. Gvosdev

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Middle East Update with Geoffrey Kemp and Nikolas K. Gvosdev

Aug 6, 2018 3:30pm ‐ Aug 6, 2018 4:30pm

Geoffrey Kemp is Senior Director of Regional Security Programs at the Center for the National Interest. He served in the White House during the first Reagan administration as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the National Security Council Staff.

Prior to his current position, he was a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where he was Director of the Middle East Arms Control Project. In the 1970s he worked in the Defense Department in the Policy Planning and Program Analysis and Evaluation Offices and made major contributions to studies on U.S. security policy and options for South West Asia. From 1970 to 1980, he was a tenured member of the faculty of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

He is the author or co-author of many books and monographs on regional security including, most recently, War With Iran: Political, Military, and Economic Consequences. Kemp received his Ph.D. in political science at M.I.T. and his M.A. and B.A. degrees from Oxford University.

Nikolas K. Gvosdev is a professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, the director of the Policy Analysis sub-course in the National Security Affairs Department, and the Captain Jerome E. Levy Chair in economic geography and national security.

He is Carnegie Council Senior Fellow, U.S. Global Engagement program (USGE).

Gvosdev was the editor of The National Interest and remains a senior editor at the magazine. He also holds a non-residential senior fellowship at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is a co-author of U.S. Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy: The Evolution of an Incidental Superpower (2015) and previously published Russian Foreign Policy: Interests, Vectors and Sectors (with Christopher Marsh) in 2013.

Gvosdev is a frequent commentator on U.S. foreign policy and international relations, Russian and Eurasian affairs, and developments in the Middle East.

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Morning Worship Service: David Shirey

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Morning Worship Service: David Shirey

Aug 7, 2018 9:15am ‐ Aug 7, 2018 10:00am

David Shirey has served as Senior Minister of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lexington, KY, since 2014. He is a native of Warren, OH, with a B.A. in Religious Studies from Indiana University and a M.Div. from Vanderbilt Divinity School. For the past 35 years, David has served churches in Tennessee, Missouri, North Carolina, Indiana, and Arizona. His congregations have each been characterized by vibrant worship, a deepening commitment to Christian education and spiritual growth, and service to the community.

Throughout his ministry Rev. Shirey has been actively involved in community service, including serving on the boards of the Foothills (AZ) Food Bank, the United Way of Bartholomew County, Columbus, IN, Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter, Columbus, IN, the Good Shepherd House (Homeless Shelter), Hospice of the Cape Fear, and the Five Church Association (social services outreach ministry in inner-city St. Louis).

In Lexington Rev. Shirey supports the many ministries engaged in by Central Christian Church, including a satellite of God’s Pantry, a Thrift Store, Helping Hands (a ministry to the homeless and near-homeless in the northeast downtown area), Room in the Inn (providing overnight lodging to homeless men from November through March), the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Worship Service, and the Black Church Coalition. Since 2007, he has served on the leadership team of the Bethany Fellowships, a mentoring and spiritual leadership ministry that has accompanied over 100 newly ordained pastors in their transition from seminary to sustained congregational ministry with a strengthened, healthy pastoral identity.

David is married to Jennie Taylor Shirey, a musician, Christian Educator, and elementary school teacher. They have three children: Will (Kassie), Betsy (Travis), and Laura, and two grandchildren, Hayden and Blair.

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Morning Lecture Series: Barbara Stephenson

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Morning Lecture Series: Barbara Stephenson

Aug 7, 2018 10:45am ‐ Aug 7, 2018 12:00pm

An active-duty member of the American Foreign Service for more than 30 years, Barbara Stephenson was elected President of the American Foreign Service Association in 2015.

Previously, Stephenson served as dean of the Leadership and Management School at the Foreign Service Institute where she launched and co-chaired the department-wide Culture of Leadership Initiative. In 2008, she was appointed ambassador to Panama and later became the first female Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy in London.

As Deputy Senior Adviser to the Secretary and Deputy Coordinator for Iraq (2006-2008), she won the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award for developing and implementing the “civilian surge” that helped improve governance and reduce violence in Iraq’s provinces. Before taking up Iraq duties, Stephenson served as Director for Planning in the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization.

From 2001-2004, as the American Consul General in Belfast, Northern Ireland, she worked on the Northern Ireland Peace Process. From 1998-2001, she served as Consul General and Chief of Mission in Curaçao. Earlier in her career, Stephenson served as special assistant to Under Secretaries for Political Affairs Peter Tarnoff and Tom Pickering, covering European affairs, including the war-torn Balkans. Other assignments have included position in the UK, South Africa, The Hague, San Salvador, and Panama. She is a member of the Advisory Boards for Global Ties, World Affairs Council DC, and the British-American Project. 

Stephenson holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in English literature from the University of Florida. 

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2018 Interfaith Lecture Series: Steven Smith

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2018 Interfaith Lecture Series: Steven Smith

Aug 7, 2018 2:00pm ‐ Aug 7, 2018 3:15pm

Steven Smith is the University of San Diego Warren Distinguished Professor of Law; Co-Executive Director of the Institute for Law & Religion; and Co-Executive Director for the Institute for Law & Philosophy. His areas of expertise Include Constitutional Interpretation, Torts, Constitutional Interpretation, Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, Law and Religion, Religious Freedom/Separation of Church and State, Federal Courts, and Constitutional Law. 

Smith has taught at the University of Notre Dame Law School, the University of Colorado School of Law, and the University of Idaho. He was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia, and joined the USD School of Law faculty in 2002.

Professor Smith’s honors and affiliations include serving as the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School and the Byron R. White Professor of Law at the University of Colorado School of Law. He is the co-director of USD’s Institute of Law and Religion.

Professor Smith’s scholarly work includes “Die and Let Live? The Asymmetry of Accommodation” in Religious Freedom and Gay Rights (Oxford University Press, 2016); “Freedom of Religion or Freedom of the Church?” in Legal Responses to Religious Practices in the United States (Sarat, ed.) (Cambridge University Press, 2014); The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom (Harvard University Press, 2014); “That Old-Time Originalism” in The Challenge of Originalism: Theories of Constitutional Interpretation (Huscroft, and Miller, eds.) (Cambridge University Press, 2013); The Disenchantment of Secular Discourse (Harvard University Press, 2010); “Discourse in the Dusk: The Twilight of Religious Freedom” in 122 Harvard Law Review 1869 (2009); “How To Remove a Federal Judge” in 116 Yale Law Journal 72 (with Prakash) (2006); Law's Quandary (Harvard University Press, 2004); The Constitution and the Pride of Reason (Oxford University Press, 1998); and Foreordained Failure: The Quest for a Constitutional Principle of Religious Freedom (Oxford University Press, 1995).

Steven Smith holds a JD from Yale University and a BA from Brigham Young University.

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Morning Worship Service: David Shirey

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Morning Worship Service: David Shirey

Aug 8, 2018 9:15am ‐ Aug 8, 2018 10:00am

David Shirey has served as Senior Minister of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lexington, KY, since 2014. He is a native of Warren, OH, with a B.A. in Religious Studies from Indiana University and a M.Div. from Vanderbilt Divinity School. For the past 35 years, David has served churches in Tennessee, Missouri, North Carolina, Indiana, and Arizona. His congregations have each been characterized by vibrant worship, a deepening commitment to Christian education and spiritual growth, and service to the community.

Throughout his ministry Rev. Shirey has been actively involved in community service, including serving on the boards of the Foothills (AZ) Food Bank, the United Way of Bartholomew County, Columbus, IN, Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter, Columbus, IN, the Good Shepherd House (Homeless Shelter), Hospice of the Cape Fear, and the Five Church Association (social services outreach ministry in inner-city St. Louis).

In Lexington Rev. Shirey supports the many ministries engaged in by Central Christian Church, including a satellite of God’s Pantry, a Thrift Store, Helping Hands (a ministry to the homeless and near-homeless in the northeast downtown area), Room in the Inn (providing overnight lodging to homeless men from November through March), the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Worship Service, and the Black Church Coalition. Since 2007, he has served on the leadership team of the Bethany Fellowships, a mentoring and spiritual leadership ministry that has accompanied over 100 newly ordained pastors in their transition from seminary to sustained congregational ministry with a strengthened, healthy pastoral identity.

David is married to Jennie Taylor Shirey, a musician, Christian Educator, and elementary school teacher. They have three children: Will (Kassie), Betsy (Travis), and Laura, and two grandchildren, Hayden and Blair.

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