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This is a monthly meeting group to explore and study the life and work of Roger Williams. We meet the Second Thursday of the month starting April 11th. Today, few people know anything Roger Williams. This group isa project of the Roger Williams Educational Foundation--a new group that I am forming. We do not understand nor appreciate the incredible life and work of RW. He was a theologian, a politician, and trading post operator. The more know we about RW, the better we would all feel about the creation of our "Lively Experiment". We will have a talk at the begging of each followed by discussion. You can read more about Roger Williams at these links:
Here are the links to what I have written about RW:
Blog: Roger Williams: American Hero
https://rogerwilliamsamericanhero.blogspot.com/
Reflections Essay written for RI Foundation Carter Roger Williams Initiative
http://www.marcwkohler.com/reflections-essay-written-for-ri-foundation-carter - roger-williams-initiative/
Roger Williams-Oliver Cromwell essay: Roger Williams Reconsidered
http://www.marcwkohler.com/roger-williams-draft-essay/ (This is a draft with lots of typos and spellcheck mistakes)
Letter to the Editor, Providence Journal: Marc Kohler: Schools should teach about legacy of Roger Williams
http://www.marcwkohler.com/projo-schools-should-teach-about-roger-willliams/
Letter to the Editor, The Warwick Beacon, A different perspective of Roger Williams
http://warwickonline.com/stories/a-different-perspective-of-roger-williams,139938
Op-Ed from Pawtucket Times Burning of the Gaspee and Roger Williams: Crucial Lessons for Kids
http://www.marcwkohler.com/pawtucket-times-op-ed-gaspee-and-roger-williams-crucial-lessons-for-kids/
Description of Gaspee/Roger Williams storytelling piece:
http://www.marcwkohler.com/a-burning-of-the-gaspee-storytelling-presentation/

We will meet the second Thursday of the month starting April 11, 2019.

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Monthly Meeting

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Hi, this is a project of a non-profit organization titled The Roger Williams Educational Foundation. We start with a RW talk, and then have discussions. You can bring RW texts if you need to discuss specific issue. or just come to hear about RW. When he was twelve years old, he was discovered doing stenography for a sermon at the Sepelcure Church in London. His discoverer was Sir Edward Coke (Pronounced Cook), the leading jurist of England and considered the founder of common law. From that moment on, RW was housed and supported by Coke. Coke sent him to the best schools, and RW excelled. At the close of his education in 1627, RW was ordained as a minister in the Church of England. He had learned Hebrew, Latin, Greek, Dutch, and French. He was never a conforming member of any Christian denomination or sect, but he had become a Puritan Separatist, and spent from 1627 to 1631 s the domestic chaplain for the leading Separatists in England, Sir William and Lady Elizabeth Masham. He spent time, with Elizabeth's mother, Lady Joan Barrington, Oliver Cromwell's Aunt. and it was her support that kept RW safe when he arrived in Massachusetts. It was that protection that allowed RW to avoid having his ears cut off. his nose split, or burned to death. He lived to be 80 years old, and his life and work gave Rhode Island and America!! Come and learn more, and tell us about you knowledge of RW!

Monthly Meeting

Needs a location

Hi, this is a project of a non-profit organization titled The Roger Williams Educational Foundation. We start with a RW talk, and then have discussions. You can bring RW texts if you need to discuss specific issue. or just come to hear about RW. When he was twelve years old, he was discovered doing stenography for a sermon at the Sepelcure Church in London. His discoverer was Sir Edward Coke (Pronounced Cook), the leading jurist of England and considered the founder of common law. From that moment on, RW was housed and supported by Coke. Coke sent him to the best schools, and RW excelled. At the close of his education in 1627, RW was ordained as a minister in the Church of England. He had learned Hebrew, Latin, Greek, Dutch, and French. He was never a conforming member of any Christian denomination or sect, but he had become a Puritan Separatist, and spent from 1627 to 1631 s the domestic chaplain for the leading Separatists in England, Sir William and Lady Elizabeth Masham. He spent time, with Elizabeth's mother, Lady Joan Barrington, Oliver Cromwell's Aunt. and it was her support that kept RW safe when he arrived in Massachusetts. It was that protection that allowed RW to avoid having his ears cut off. his nose split, or burned to death. He lived to be 80 years old, and his life and work gave Rhode Island and America!! Come and learn more, and tell us about you knowledge of RW!

Monthly Meeting

Needs a location

Hi, this is a project of a non-profit organization titled The Roger Williams Educational Foundation. We start with a RW talk, and then have discussions. You can bring RW texts if you need to discuss specific issue. or just come to hear about RW. When he was twelve years old, he was discovered doing stenography for a sermon at the Sepelcure Church in London. His discoverer was Sir Edward Coke (Pronounced Cook), the leading jurist of England and considered the founder of common law. From that moment on, RW was housed and supported by Coke. Coke sent him to the best schools, and RW excelled. At the close of his education in 1627, RW was ordained as a minister in the Church of England. He had learned Hebrew, Latin, Greek, Dutch, and French. He was never a conforming member of any Christian denomination or sect, but he had become a Puritan Separatist, and spent from 1627 to 1631 s the domestic chaplain for the leading Separatists in England, Sir William and Lady Elizabeth Masham. He spent time, with Elizabeth's mother, Lady Joan Barrington, Oliver Cromwell's Aunt. and it was her support that kept RW safe when he arrived in Massachusetts. It was that protection that allowed RW to avoid having his ears cut off. his nose split, or burned to death. He lived to be 80 years old, and his life and work gave Rhode Island and America!! Come and learn more, and tell us about you knowledge of RW!

Monthly Meeting

Needs a location

Hi, this is a project of a non-profit organization titled The Roger Williams Educational Foundation. We start with a RW talk, and then have discussions. You can bring RW texts if you need to discuss specific issue. or just come to hear about RW. When he was twelve years old, he was discovered doing stenography for a sermon at the Sepelcure Church in London. His discoverer was Sir Edward Coke (Pronounced Cook), the leading jurist of England and considered the founder of common law. From that moment on, RW was housed and supported by Coke. Coke sent him to the best schools, and RW excelled. At the close of his education in 1627, RW was ordained as a minister in the Church of England. He had learned Hebrew, Latin, Greek, Dutch, and French. He was never a conforming member of any Christian denomination or sect, but he had become a Puritan Separatist, and spent from 1627 to 1631 s the domestic chaplain for the leading Separatists in England, Sir William and Lady Elizabeth Masham. He spent time, with Elizabeth's mother, Lady Joan Barrington, Oliver Cromwell's Aunt. and it was her support that kept RW safe when he arrived in Massachusetts. It was that protection that allowed RW to avoid having his ears cut off. his nose split, or burned to death. He lived to be 80 years old, and his life and work gave Rhode Island and America!! Come and learn more, and tell us about you knowledge of RW!

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