Reflection on Sacred Spaces, a Chautauqua 2010 Theme

Chautauqua Institution and World Monuments Fund invite friends to a FREE event at Governors Island on Saturday, October 2, 1-5 p.m. Titled "Reflections on Sacred Spaces: A Chautauqua 2010 Theme," six participants in Chautauqua's Week Seven 2010 season will lead Governors Island participants with talks and discussions about the following topic:

What makes space sacred? Legendary religious destinations? Natural or created beauty? Is sacred space defined by what happened there? In a reprise of Chautauqua’s 2010 Week Seven (Aug. 8–14) and again in partnership with the World Monuments Fund, we will explore the confluence of religion, architecture, history, geography and culture. Lecturers will speak about the sacred spaces of the Abrahamic traditions, the communal spaces that define civilization, and the sacred in the personal that provides peace amid chaos.

WMF President Bonnie Burnham will deliver a lecture titled: “Preserving Sacred Spaces in a Secular World”.