Religious Ferment and Utopian Living

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oneida community mansion houseOn Sunday, January 14, 2018, the Oneida Community Mansion House will host “Shaken & Stirred: Religious Ferment and Utopian Living,” a discussion with Utopian Community expert Christian Goodwillie about the radical changes in religion that shaped American society.

From the eighteenth century to today, members of new religions and communities have faced intense consequences for their beliefs, ranging from threats of arrest to violence. The January 14 discussion will consider the different motivations that inspired new religious movements and the outcomes.

Goodwillie is the Director and Curator of Special Collections at Hamilton College’s Burke Library, which includes a notable collection of intentional community records. He has published extensively about Shaker Communities, and is the past President of the Communal Studies Association.

General admission to the program is $7 for adults and $3 for students with ID. (Members of the Oneida Community Mansion House are admitted for no additional donation.).

The discussion is part of the 2018 series, “Beyond Belief: Religion in American Life” held monthly from January-May.

Oneida Community Mansion House is located at 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida. For more information call (315) 363-0745 or visit their website.

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