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Encounters: Intrafaith Conflict

Hartford Public Library
Event organized by Hartford Public Library

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2018 marks the 400th anniversary of the Thirty Years War, a wide-ranging war in Europe deeply connected to the splits in Christianity occasioned by Martin Luther's break with Rome in 1517. On the occasion of that anniversary, we invite you to join us for a conversation on the ongoing question of intrafaith conflict and its broader effects. We will open by thinking about religious conflict feeding armed conflict, then localize our conversation by looking at Hartford's founding within the context of a religious struggle, and close by using that deep historical perspective to dialogue over the ongoing question of how the contests within one faith can have significant effects upon wider communities.

Limited space. Lunch will be provided after 10am-12pm discussion.

Please read the following texts prior to the event:
– Woodbridge to Baxster, 1671: https://www.docdroid.net/JCtk0CU/woodbridge-to-baxter-letter-1671.pdf
– Scottish National Covenant, 1638: http://hhc.hplct.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Scottish-National-Covenant.pdf
- Wesley hymn: http://hhc.hplct.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Wesley-hymn.pdf

To register, email: faculty@wadsworthatheneum.org

The Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and UConn Humanities Institute -UCHI formed a community engagement partnership to present Encounters, a series focused on encouraging informed and informal conversations about issues that affect our lives. The aim is to strengthen our ability to know ourselves, and to develop a forum for respectful and challenging dialogue.