Canterbury Forum programs are presented in Will Hall at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2410 Melrose Drive in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

All programs begin at 7:00 PM, and are free and open to the public.


​​Anti-Catholic Violence in 19th-Century America

Sunday, September 30

Dr. Biff Rocha

St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center


​American history is frequently taught from the perspective of the group in power. The story of the United States is generally taught from a Protestant perspective with the founding at Plymouth Rock to the Westward expansion. With the Reformation in the background, Protestants were often fearful and ignorant of Catholicism. As Catholics began to immigrate to the United States they encountered suspicion and hostility, which at times even escalated into violence. Catholic immigrants were frequently stereotyped with tropes which can still be found today in political discussions about immigrants. This program will look at immigration in the nineteenth century and explore instances of anti-Catholic bias.

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​​Defining Personhood

Sunday, October 28

Dr. Francis Degnin

Department of Philosophy & World Religions, UNI


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