April 21 11:00 am Following Worship 2nd Hour at the Meetinghouse “The United States Manifest Destiny Empire”

A presentation by Rev. Arnold Isidore Thomas, M.Div, D.Min.

Rev. Thomas has served as a pastor, leader and speaker, as well as the executive minister for the United Church of Christ in the state of Vermont.

Rev. Thomas will discuss the history of Manifest Destiny, the idea that White Americans were divinely ordained to settle the entire continent of North America, through a variety of measures designed to remove or destroy the native population.

The current rise of White Christian nationalism continues that impulse to impose the specific beliefs of a minority of White Christians on the population, regardless of our country’s religious and cultural diversity.

The public is welcome.  Coffee will be served.