We all learn in grade school that America was founded on religious freedom, but did you know that when the Puritans came to the New World they planned to establish a theocracy, or that America had state churches up until the 1840’s? This talk gives historical context to contemporary debates in America over religious freedom, and highlights key moments from American history to explain the difficulties in actually enacting the lofty ideal of religious freedom.

Emily Byrd
919 739-7022
3000 Wayne Memorial Drive Goldsboro, NC 27534
Walnut Building Room 101

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