Commemorating the 500-year Anniversary of the 16th Century Protestant Reformation

When:
June 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Where:
Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
USA
Cost:
Free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Commemorating the 500-year Anniversary of the 16th Century Protestant Reformation @ Knight Conference Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Conversations on Freedom of Conscience, Christian Identities, and American History

On October 31, 1517, a Catholic monk posted 95 theses at the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church in Germany and began a conversation that changed the course of history. Join us at the Newseum’s Religious Freedom Center for lunch and an engaging dialogue as scholars and leaders from different Protestant communions share perspectives on the Reformation and its lasting impact on individual freedom of thought and conscience.

Presentations and panel discussions will explore the ongoing legacy of the Reformation and the contribution of Protestant Christian thought—from the grand “American experiment” in freedom of religious conscience, to the evolution of today’s international human rights discourse, to the challenges of peacemaking in an increasingly polarized geopolitical and religious landscape.

Sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute. This is a free event, but registration is required. Lunch will be served. Space is limited so reserve your place today.

Speakers

  • Rev. Dr. Neville Callam, General Secretary of the Baptist World Alliance
  • Dr. Ted N.C. Wilson, President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Rev. Gretchen Castle, General Secretary of the Friends World Committee for Consultation;
  • Dr. W. Cole Durham, Jr., Susa Young Gates University Professor of Law at Brigham Young University
  • Dr. David Little, Research Fellow at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religious, Peace & World Affairs.

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