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Goals, Workshop 5: God's Gonna Trouble the Water – Martyrs and Sacrifice

In "Faith like a River," a Tapestry of Faith program

This workshop will:

  • Describe religious, political, and cultural conditions that gave rise to the persecution of Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian Universalists at certain points in history
  • Introduce some Unitarians and Unitarian Universalists who stood against the prevailing ideas and institutions of their times—Michael Servetus, Norbert Capek, Violet Liuzzo, and James Reeb
  • Invite participants to explore their own understandings of religious "martyrdom" and their feelings and beliefs about risking personal safety to take a stand in service to their values.

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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

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