RELIGIOUS EVENTS IN HISTORY

On March 10, 1681, King Charles II of England grants Quaker William Penn a charter to become the sole proprietor of the colonial American territory now known as the state of Pennsylvania. Penn had proposed a mass emigration of English Quakers to escape hostilities from the Church of England. To help populate the territory, Penn promised religious freedom as well as material advantage. Although Pennsylvania was originally settled by wealthy London Quakers, Penn eventually attracted other persecuted minorities including Huguenots, Mennonites, Amish, Catholics, Lutherans and Jews from England, France, Holland, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Ireland and Wales. Penn’s charter of liberties guaranteed free and fair trials by jury, freedom of religion, freedom of unjust imprisonment and free elections.

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RELIGION CALENDAR

March 11: Purim (Jewish)

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day (Christian)

March 18: New Year (Hindu)

March 18: Ramayana (Hindu)

March 19: St. Joseph’s Day (Christian)

GOOD BOOK?

“The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace” by Erwin Raphael McManus

Erwin Raphael McManus shows that encountering peace does not occur by accident, but rather by artful intention. Warrior is a call to decisiveness, self-examination, and the pursuit of spiritual wholeness. Through the ancient biblical practices of humility, focus, ownership, clarity, strength, and vulnerability, he guides readers to a deeper understanding of their inner workings and provides the guidance they need to establish peace and tranquility in their homes, neighborhoods, communities, and even the world.

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THE WORD

Wahhabism: An austere form of Islam dominant in Saudi Arabia and Qatar that follows a strict, literal interpretation of the Quran.

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RELIGION AROUND THE WORLD

According to the CIA World Factbook, the religious makeup of Coatia is:

- Roman Catholic: 86.3 percent

- Orthodox: 4.4 percent

- Muslim: 1.5 percent

- Other: 1.5 percent

- Unspecified: 2.5 percent

- Atheist: 3.8 percent

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