BRISTOL, R.I. – Imagine facing this choice: abandon your family and flee for your life into the New England winter wilderness with nothing more than a compass and a bit of corn paste, or surrender to captors who will bore a hole through your tongue, cut off your ears and starve you to death in a medieval jail cell. Twice in his lifetime, Roger Williams evaded oppressors bent on silencing his outspoken advocacy for religious toleration and individual freedoms.
In 1635, his native England hunted him down for contradicting the Crown, but Roger escaped with his family across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World. However, the deeply religious minister found no shelter among the Massachusetts Puritans who prohibited Roger from expressing his belief that government has no right to compel a person to worship in any manner – that the individual must choose whether (and how) to worship at all.
Presentation with Ambassador and Activist Andrew Young will highlight Inauguration Week 2011 events; reception with Ambassador Young to immediately follow.
About Ambassador and Activist Andrew Young
For a university that prides itself on creating a healthy exchange of ideas on the most pressing questions facing society and seeks to instill in its graduates a drive to serve the broader public interest, the chance to host Andrew Young as an honored guest and participant during Inauguration Week 2011 is opportune.
Stop by the Intercultural Center for an afternoon study break and Arabic tea and sweets.
The RWU community is excited to celebrate the 14th Annual International Education Week. This week-long celebration of cross-cultural experiences highlights our study-abroad programs and the international student population at RWU. It is meant to generate enthusiasm, spark new dialogues, broaden horizons, and encourage new ideas to expand international perspectives. Authentic International Cuisine will also be served in the Commons throughout the week in honor of International Education Week! These events are co-sponsored by the Intercultural Center and the Center for Global and International Programs.
BRISTOL, R.I. -- From exploding stars to floating gelatinous orbs to rediscovering history, the latest issue of RWU Magazine is bursting with stories that bring readers to the heart of the action at Roger Williams University -- all from the comfort of your own home. Careful readers may notice some changes to our pages (as well as a handful of additional pages we snuck in).
As we approach our 10th issue of RWU, we invite you to share your story ideas and reactions to what you read and see in the current issue. Email email@example.com and let us know what you think!
Of course, for those who just can't get enough, we're happy to provide some additional reading to tide you over while our spring issue is in the works:
"RWU International: Arrivals and Departures" is an information session of past and future study abroad programs!
The RWU community is excited to celebrate the 14th Annual International Education Week. This weeklong celebration of cross-cultural experiences highlights our study-abroad programs and the international student population at RWU. It is meant to generate enthusiasm, spark new dialogues, broaden horizons, and encourage new ideas to expand international perspectives. Authentic International Cuisine will also be served in the commons throughout the week in honor of International Education week! These events are co-sponsored by the Intercultural Center and the Center for Global and International Programs.
Bonjour! The November "An Hour With..." presentation series proudly invites you to join the Intercultural Center for "An Hour With France." Two of our French students will walk us through traditional French customs, landmarks, and cuisine. Come learn about the Parisian way of life, from the Eiffel Tower to baguettes to culture and family life. This is a full merit point event and light snacks will be provided.
A free evening of gospel songs will be presented on Sunday, November 24 at Roger Williams University. GospelFest 2013 features performances by Michael Évora and the Prism of Praise Community Gospel Choir, and Jonathan Richter and the Roger Williams University Chorus.
Last year's concert evoked praise with comments such as "fabulous…rocking with passion and energy" and "Prism [of Praise] lifted the roof off of the [Global Heritage Hall] Atrium."
Michael Hoberman, Associate Professor of English and Folklore at Fitchburg State University, will speak about his book, “New Israel/New England: Jews and Puritans in Early America.” Following the lecture will be a film screening of "The Lady in Number 6."
Professor Hoberman's book tells the story of the Sephardic merchants who traded and sojourned in Boston and Newport between the mid-seventeenth century and the American Revolution. The book also explores the complex and often contradictory meanings that the Puritans attached to Judaism and the fraught attitudes that they bore toward the Jews as a people.
Roger Williams University will present a short film on the Jewish experience in the Holocaust.
Forget Us Not (2012). A moving, in-depth look at the persecution and subsequent death of the 5 million non-Jewish victims of the World War II Holocaust and the lives of those who survived. Forget Us Not strives to educate and give tribute to those who were killed for their religion, ethnicity, political views, sexual orientation, and physical handicaps.