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May 6, 1536: Henry VIII, King of England, orders a Bible in English be placed in every church in England. Readers were provided for the illiterate so they could hear the Scriptures read to them in English. The decree’s purpose … Continue reading
April 26, 1607: English colonists land in what became Fort Henry, Virginia. Known as ‘The First Landing’, the colonists moved a few months later to found Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America.
April 25, 1599: Oliver Cromwell born.
If I don’t have the freedom to disbelieve, I cannot believe. ~ Abdullahi An-Naim
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM Jefferson’s Legacy, America’s Creed For over one hundred years, Thomas Jefferson and his Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom have stood at the center of our understanding of religious liberty and the First Amendment. Jefferson’s expansive vision—including his insistence … Continue reading
April 24, 1915: Two hundred and fifty Armenian intellectuals and community leaders are arrested in Istanbul marking the beginning of the Armenian Genocide.
April 22, 1863: In part to show that God was on the Union’s side in the American Civil War, Congress approves the phrase ‘In God We Trust’ to appear on the one-cent and two-cent coins. The phrase first appeared in … Continue reading
As a matter of principle, nobody has the right to judge anyone else about how they conduct themselves before God. – Rachel Keren
April 18, 1521: On the second day of his trial, Martin Luther refuses to renounce his writings and beliefs knowing he risked excommunication and his life.