Issue 582 – Faith and Prayer History

Religion and liberty are the meat and the drink of the body politic. Withdraw one of them and it languishes, consumes, and dies. … Without religion, we may possibly retain the freedom of savages, bears, and wolves, but not the freedom of New England. If our religion were gone, our state of society would perish with it, and nothing would be left.

– Timothy Dwight, president of Yale University, July 4, 1798  

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