Summer Program Religious Series

Thursday, June 14, 2018

10:00 AM

Religious History of PA - Dr. Steven Nolt's Amish-related research has taken him into dozens of settlements across the United States and in Ontario, and has focused on community formation and history, economic and social change in Amish life.   HP/CHP

Thursday, June 21, 2018

10:00 AM

Religious History of PA - Jewish history in Pennsylvania with Rabbi Jack Paskoff of Congregation Shaarai Shomayim in Lancaster.  His congregation is committed to community activism and social justice work, from reading to children to hosting the Winter Shelter for the Homeless.HP/CHP

Thursday, June 28, 2018

10:00 AM

Native American Spirituality  The traditional Native American concept of spirituality was characterized by the belief that life cannot be separated into secular and sacred segments and, therefore, spirituality and ordinary life are interconnected. Participants will be encouraged to share their related thoughts and experiences with the class. Presented by Jim Tufano. HP/CHP

Thursday, July 05, 2018

10:00 AM

Religious History of PA - William Penn and the Quakers with Mark Draper. The Quakers have beem instrumental in the history of reform, from the abolition of slavery, to womens rights and more humane treatment of those with mental illnesses.  Hear about the role of PA in the Quaker movement.  HP/CHP

Thursday, July 12, 2018

10:00 AM

Coleman Memorial Chapel presented by Rev. Russell Hobbs, Pastor. Built as a memorial to James Coleman, the Chapel is a beautiful example of period architecture still in use by an active congregation. Meet at parking lot on 117 at 9:45 or at the church (1901 W. Cumberland St., Lebanon). CHP

Thursday, July 19, 2018

10:00 AM

Religious History of PA. History of the Moravians with Dr. Craig Atwood.The Moravians were a controversial and dynamic religious group of the 18th century. The spiritual and religious foundations of Salem and the way its social structure benefited the women and men who lived there will be examined.  HP/CHP

Thursday, August 02, 2018

10:00 AM

Religious History of PA - Horse & Buggy Mennonites in PA with Jean-Paul Benowitz.  Benowitz earned a bachelor's degree in history at Eastern Mennonite University and a master's in history at Millersville University where he wrote his MA thesis on the history of the Horse and Buggy Mennonites of Pennsylvania .HP/CHP