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God in America: A Question of Religious Liberty

On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus thrust the banner of the Catholic monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella into the sands of the island he named San Salvador, or "Holy Savior," claiming the territory for Spain and announcing that henceforth its people would be Spanish subjects. Observing the native inhabitants, Columbus wrote: "I think they can easily be made Christians."

Thus began the tangled embrace between religion and politics in the New World, a story of conquest and conversion, faith and power, repentance and renewal that has continued for more than 500 years. The dynamic intersection of religion and political life in America is the subject of the forthcoming six-hour series God in America that premiers on Columbus Day, October 11 at 9:00 PM on PBS stations across the country. Night One of the series explores how religion imprinted America with a distinctive Protestant stamp and how religious liberty proved noble in principle but messy in practice.


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And if you click HERE, you can be a part of the PBS "God in America" Faithbook. It is an ideal place to share your Urantian philosophy and teachings with the world...

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