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Michael Servetus—500th Anniversary
2011 is the 500th Anniversary year of the birth of Michael Servetus (c. 1511 - 1553). And, there are multiple resources that Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations can make use of for developing Anniversary events:
- Background information from the Unitarian Universalist Association's (UUA's) Tapestry of Faith online curriculum
- A 500th Anniversary event was held at the 2011 UUA General Assembly on Friday, June 24th, including Opening Remarks by UUA President Peter Morales (Video, 2 minutes) and a presentation by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone, authors of Out of the Flames (Audio, 48 minutes).
- Servetus, Our 16th Century Contemporary (PDF, 72 pages)—a booklet with articles by Peter Hughes, Sandor Kovacs, Jaume de Marcos and others.
- Servetus: The Radical Reformed Musical—for more information please contact Rev. Denis McCarty at the UU Congregation of Columbus, IN
- British Unitarian "worship pack (PDF, 8 pages)" and "supplementary material (PDF, 24 pages)"—which include an already designed worship service and various worship materials.
- International Association for Religious Freedom "Bilingual Celebration."
- The website of the Michael Servetus Institute.
Please contact the UUA's International Office with questions about any of these resources.