Chautauqua Institution, originally the Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly, was founded as an educational experiment in out-of-school, vacation learning for Sunday School teachers. While founders Lewis Miller and John Heyl Vincent were Methodists, other Protestant denominations participated from the first year onward, and today Chautauqua continues to be ecumenical — as well as interfaith — in spirit and practice.
Interfaith programs include weekday 2pm lectures at the Hall of Philosophy and the Abrahamic Program for Young Adults (APYA) designed to teach young adults at Chautauqua Institution about the shared heritage of the Abrahamic traditions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Interfaith Fridays 2018 Lecture Set
Chautauqua Institution is pleased to offer the inaugural edition of 2018 Interfaith Fridays at Chautauqua on DVD. The set includes nine Interfaith Friday conversations presented during Chautauqua's 2018 season, plus bonus lectures selected by Bishop Gene Robinson to complement the series. Available for purchase at the Chautauqua Bookstore and online at https://www.chautauquabookstore.com/shop/lectures/2018/interfaith-fridays