2018 marks the 400th anniversary of the Thirty Years War, a wide-ranging war in Europe deeply connected to the splits in Christianity occasioned by Martin Luther’s break with Rome in 1517. On the occasion of that anniversary, we invite you to join us for a conversation on the ongoing question of intrafaith conflict and its broader effects. We will open by thinking about religious conflict feeding armed conflict, then localize our conversation by looking at Hartford’s founding within the context of a religious struggle, and close by using that deep historical perspective to dialogue over the ongoing question of how the contests within one faith can have significant effects upon wider communities.
Space is limited. Lunch will be provided following the discussion. To register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Encounters series is a partnership between the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library, UConn Humanities Institute, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.