Karen Scott to Present Eight Week Seminar on Religious Freedom in Walla Walla, Washington

Karen Scott is a mem­ber of the Reli​gious​Lib​erty​.TV Advi­sory Panel.

Free­dom FROM Reli­gion or Free­dom FOR Religion?

A Sem­i­nar Cov­er­ing Eight Sun­days at Pio­neer United Methodist Church
Time: 9 AM Sun­days Room 102
Dates: Octo­ber 17, 24, 31, Novem­ber 7, 14, 21, 28, and Decem­ber 5, 2010

209 E Birch St
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 525‑1870


Free­dom FROM Reli­gion or Free­dom FOR Reli­gion explores reli­gious free­dom in the West­ern World. Events from Europe, Colo­nial and Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Amer­ica, and Amer­ica in the 19th cen­tury all pro­vide insight for the cur­rent dis­cus­sion regard­ing the place of reli­gion in Amer­ica. A con­stant topic of dis­cus­sion even before the found­ing of Amer­ica, church-state sep­a­ra­tion con­tin­ues to pro­voke strong reac­tions. Does the doc­trine of church-state sep­a­ra­tion pro­tect lib­erty of con­science? Does it pro­vide free­dom for reli­gion or free­dom from reli­gion? Dur­ing eight Sun­days, key vignettes from his­tory and their role in shap­ing Amer­ica will be con­sid­ered in attempt­ing to answer these questions.