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The Appeal of John Bunyan | A Public Education Event

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join parishioners Darlene Acton, Bev Browne and David Gay along with other judges, lawyers, and conference co-organizers at Christ Church on August 15 at 7 pm. (see attached flyer). We hope to explore some issues around religious freedom, our Charter of Rights, and toleration and law past and present for a wide public audience. John Bunyan wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress, one of the most read and translated works in English literature. Before publishing this classic, Bunyan spent twelve years in Bedford Jail for dissenting from laws requiring religious conformity. Could this happen today? What does the past teach us about law, literature, church and state? We will explore Bunyan’s trial experience through a dramatic performance; a modern appeal of his conviction; and audience discussion with insights from legal and literary scholars. There is no admission charge and everyone is welcome!

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Date: August 15
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm