Episode 6: The Continuing Fight for Religious Freedom

History From the Old Brick Church

Feb 9 2022 • 52 mins


Dr. Eric Mazur discusses challenges to religious freedom in the early American Republic. Religious minorities like the Mormons and Seventh Day Adventists were the victims of violence and discrimination. Several court cases have struggled to find the middle ground between anti-establishment and the freedom to express faith in the public square. We, as a nation, continue to pursue that “more perfect union.” Join us for this last episode of our first season of History from the Old Brick Church!

Dr. Eric Mazur teaches courses on Judaism, religion in American culture, and the academic study of religion at Virginia Wesleyan University in Virginia Beach, VA. His specific interests include religion and American law, religion and popular culture, and Judaism in the American South. Before returning to graduate school, Dr. Mazur served as a public interest lobbyist in Washington, D.C.

Intro and outro created by Thomas Fosdick. Project supported by a grant from Virginia Humanities.