How Christian an Understanding?

How Christian an Understanding? A PUBLIC CONVERSATION ABOUT OUR FOUNDERS AND THEIR INTENT Friday, June 21st, 2013 5-7 pm Great Friends Meeting House, Newport Panelists include author and scholar John Barry (Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul), professor and...
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Play: America’s Magna Carta

The John Clarke Society of Early American Democracy kicks off the Governor’s yearlong celebration of Rhode Island’s Royal Charter of 1663. May 4th at 11:30, Washington Square, Newport, the Society will celebrate the Charter with the premier performance of America’s Magna Carta....
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Lecture: Faith & Freedom

2013 Annual Newell D. Goff Lecture at the Rhode Island Historical Society 110 Benevolent Street Providence, Rhode Island 02906 Thursday, the 9th of May, 6:30pm Theologies of Translation in Algonquian Country FAITH & FORM IN ROGER WILLIAMS’ “A KEY INTO THE...
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The Jewish Cemetery At Newport

“The Jewish Cemetary at Newport,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Read by M.L. Coen for Librivox.
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Bewitching Tongues

“This yeare the civill government proceeded to censure the residue of those sinfull erroneous persons, who raised much y commotion in this little Common-wealth; who being banished, resorted to a place more Southward, some of them sitting down at a place called Providence, others...
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February 17, 2014

Third Day Gospel Choir in Concert

The Tufts University Third Day Gospel Choir, the Gospel Ensemble Confirmation and Director David Coleman present traditional and contemporary gospel music.


October 26, 2013

Norumbega Harmony

A concert of early American music at Trinity Church, Newport RI on October 26th at 7 pm.
Norumbega Harmony practices the tradition of the itinerant signing school that gave birth to Sacred Harp singing. The group’s repertoire consists of music from the colonial and Revolutionary era of new England as well as music from the Sacred Harp and American folk hymn traditions.


Oct 3-6, 2013

“No Person Shall Bee Anywise Molested”

A conference on the role of religious tolerance in society.

More than 40 scholarly papers – by historians, legal scholars, journalists and others – will be presented on topics ranging in time and space from 17th century England through colonial American to 20th century Seattle. The conference will include two public keynotes, one each in Newport and Providence.

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