Torda450 Celebrations! at Magyar Unitárius Egyház (Hungarian Unitarian Church)
Dedication of the Center for Religious Freedom
Action Date(s): July 7, 2018
The Edict of Torda is closely linked to the founding of the Unitarian Church in Transylvania. Bishop Francis David and King John Sigismund played a significant role in the ratification of the law that allowed for the first time the right for religious freedom and conscience and also the right of the congregations to elect their own preachers. Because of this law, Transylvania became a land of religious freedom and denominational tolerance, providing shelter for people charged with heresy in other less tolerant European countries.
To commemorate this momentous event in the history of the Hungarian Unitarian Church, a project of outstanding importance was undertaken. The former residence of the Unitarian bishops, one of the remaining medieval buildings in Kolozsvár, is being renovated and transformed to serve the purposes of the larger community. The building will be committed as Center for Religious Freedom and will house a community area, a research center for religious studies and a museum.
The Center for Religious Freedom will be dedicated to the service of the community and the ideal of religious freedom and tolerance.
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