Register for "Religion and Reform – Three Episodes in American History"

January 30, 2021, 8:55 AM ET - 12:30 PM ET | Hosted by: FL Council of History Education *HELD ONLINE

Study the role of religion in three major eras of reform in American history, starting with the impact of religious belief on the Founding Era. Students will also examine the changing role of religion as related to the temperance movement and friction between growing fundamentalism and seemingly competing ideas of science in the early 20th Century. Finally, participants will explore the role of religion in both ideas and organizations and the role they played in the post-WW2 Civil Rights movement.

This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings, and with the Discussion Leader facilitating the conversation, instead of lecturing or presenting. Registrants, therefore, are highly encouraged to read all the documents in advance and come ready with questions. All attendees will receive a Letter of Attendance at the end of the seminar.

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"It gave me a better understanding of the Founders’ views. They saw that restricting religious liberty is not only wrong; it leads to animosity within society. This year, I will begin both my government class and my class on “Law and Modern Society” with George Washington’s Letter to the Hebrew Congregation at Newport." — Sean B.