A Comenius Learning Series Event co-sponsored by the Salem Creek RCC.
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Thursday, June 16, 2016
Trinity Moravian Church | 7:00pm
The history of the Moravian Church is filled with stories of people dedicated to the way of Christ, both black and white. The 250th anniversary of Salem presents a unique opportunity to explore how who we were shapes who we are as Moravians today and who we can be tomorrow.
Join us as Dr. Jon Sensbach, author of A Separate Canaan: The Making of an Afro-Moravian World in North Carolina, 1763-1840, and professor of history at Florida State University, takes a closer look at St. Phillips Moravian Church, one of the oldest African-American congregations in the nation. Who created it and how has it endured for nearly two centuries? Examining the church’s origins places St. Philips at the heart of shifting race relations in the Moravian community and beyond. It also illuminates the African-American struggle for self-determination and complex white attitudes toward the black church in America. A Q&A will follow Dr. Sensbach’s lecture.