This day in Unitarian history

Two hundred twenty years ago today the Birmingham, or Priestley Riots began against dissenters, especially proto-Unitarians like scientist and theologian Joseph Priestley. Houses and churches were burned; Priestley left England for America in 1794. (Today, the mid-Atlantic district of the Unitarian Universalist Association is named for him.)

One Reply to “This day in Unitarian history”

  1. I looked this up on Wikipedia and passed on that part of the riot was over what books were to be bought for the public library.,…

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