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  • by Mike Hyatt
    Jan 8, 2014
    posted in News, Events

    Wednesday, June 5, 2013 was the annual Fellowship Dinner between Christ Church and Mikveh Israel.  Christ Church was founded in 1695.  It was one of the first religious institutions in Philadelphia, and the first parish of the Church of England in Pennsylvania.  Mikveh Israel is known as “The Synagogue of the Revolution” because of the active role played by many members of Mikveh Israel in the activities leading up to the Revolution, the Revolutionary effort itself, and the formation of the United States after the war was over.  Similarly, Christ Church is known as “The Nation’s Church” because of the famous Revolution-era leaders who worshipped there.  Among the parishioners of Christ Church were Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross, George Washington and John Adams.

  • by Stephen Brunig
    Oct 26, 2013
    posted in Opinion

    It would be hard to argue against the need to promote a culture of compromise in our current political atmosphere, and American history is certainly filled with noble and notable examples. The Three-Fifths Compromise of 1787, however is not among them.

  • by Stephen Brunig
    Aug 29, 2013
    posted in Opinion

    28 August 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark March on Washington. The brainchild of A. Phillip Randolph in the 1940s, he finally saw his dream come true when civil rights advocates descended on the Nation’s Capitol to urge our government to address issues of freedom and economic equality.

  • by Stephen Brunig
    Aug 20, 2013
    posted in Opinion

    Towards the end of 2012, politics seemed to dominate news cycle. This could hardly be surprising in an election year, but this increased public awareness generated a lot of questions, and almost every media outlet had something to contribute. Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln” fit quite easily into this discussion, even though Spielberg insisted on waiting until after the election to premier his film (link).

 
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