Small Discussion Group ~ The history of Separation of Church & State

Paul is going to give us a "book report" on Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul, by John M. Barry. Roger Williams founded Rhode Island and was the first to advocate for separation of church and state. We'll discuss Roger Williams' influences, his highly religious views, his conflict with Governor Winthrop of Massachusetts, and what led him to found Rhode Island with its secular government.

The book was also discussed on OnPoint radion on WBUR on Friday, 5/18. You can listen to the discussion here:

http://onpoint.wbur.org/2012/05/18/church-and-state

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  • Maria G.
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  • Paul W J.
    Steering Committee, Open Discussion Organizer
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  • Pamela D.
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