Faith In New England
The New England area has a long, rich and deep history of Christian faith. The religious awakenings of the 18th and 19th centuries that started in Massachusetts helped shape the culture of our country in countless ways. In Rhode Island, Roger Williams was the catalyst for the separation of church and state, helping to ensure sacred faith would not be leveraged for political power. The writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe led to the abolition of slavery. D. L. Moody shaped a generation with passionate zeal for evangelism through youth camps and YMCAs. You may have never thought about it, but America’s rich Christian influence has its root in in our back yard. Join us as we take a look back before we move forward. We will discuss regional giants of the faith from America’s founding through the Civil War to unearth for our generation a renewed zeal to carry the torch for Christ here and now.