Chautauqua Catholic Community
At the Chautauqua Institution
The Catholic Community canceled today's Seminar but gathered briefly in the Methodist House Chapel as Fr. Jim Daprile led us in prayer for Salman Rushdie and an end to violence, "Make me a channel of your peace"
All of Chautauqua was deeply saddened today by an assassination attempt on the life of author Salman Rushdie at the 10:45 lecture in the Amphitheatre. All of the day's events were canceled as the area surrounding the Amp was searched by police. Rushdie was taken by helicopter to a hospital.