Published DateMEREDITH — The Meredith Public Library, 91 Main Street, will be hosting a lecture on ''Religion in Public Life: Then and Now'' on Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Presented by Professor Richard Hesse, the program will examine a common belief is that this country was founded on religious freedom. A parallel misunderstanding is that the government of this country was based on fixed religious principles.
This program explores the attitudes and practices toward religion in government in the colonies prior to the framing of the Bill of Rights and proceeds to track developments to the modern era. That learning is then applied to modern problems of church/state relations using current examples of conflict.
The program is sponsored by the NH Humanities Council and the Friends of the Meredith Library. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.