Thursday, January 8, 2015

‘American Irony: Religious Freedom and Slavery’

A presentation on “American Irony: Religious Freedom and Slavery in Colonial Newport” will be hosted by the Humanists of Rhode Island on Monday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Edward King House, 35 King St. Keith Stokes, a descendant of Newport’s early African American and Jewish families, will give the presentation. Mr. Stokes and his wife, Theresa Guzman Stokes, are active in Newport historical projects and have been leaders in restoring the portion of Newport’s Colonial-era slave burial ground known as God’s Little Acre. The presentation is open to the public and is free.

Source: Newport This Week

7th Annual RI Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty Vigil

The purpose of the vigil is to “ask our elected officials to govern with wisdom and compassion, state our commitment that everyone in Rhode Island must have their basic needs met and offer the support of the Interfaith Community” towards achieving the goal of cutting “Rhode Island poverty in half by 2020.”

Steve Ahlquist
Rhode Island Future