William Penn -“Early American Heroes of Religious Liberty” (Pt 4/5)

William Penn, along with Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, and George and Cecil Calvert are the great architects of religious freedom in America. Because of Quaker Oats, Pennzoil, and the State of Pennsylvania, William Penn is the most famous of these early advocates of religious liberty. "Quakers" William Penn (1644-1718) became a "Quaker" while enrolled in … Continue reading William Penn -“Early American Heroes of Religious Liberty” (Pt 4/5)

Religion in Colonial America: “Early Heroes of Religious Liberty” (Pt 1/5)

Unbelievably, after 400 years, freedom of religion is still controversial in America. In the beginning, religious issues permeated colonial America. Members of various sects immigrated to the New World seeking a safe haven for worship.  Some of these religions flourished, some stagnated, some evolved, some fragmented, and some failed. Colonial Denominations Calvinists dominated early Massachusetts.  … Continue reading Religion in Colonial America: “Early Heroes of Religious Liberty” (Pt 1/5)