Among the first European settlers who came to Quebec in the 1600s were some 300 Protestants, most of them fleeing religious persecution in France. If they hoped to find religious freedom on this side of the Atlantic, they were disappointed: the Catholic Church controlled all religious matters in New France and Protestants could not even baptize their children or buy land. 114 more words
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. . . as disclosed to Evgeny, resident of Ullitaq, by Wep, a Latvian reporter on assignment there; excerpted from my unpublished novel, Glass Bottom. 2,745 more words
Éléonore Desmier d’Olbreuse, French Huguenot (French Reformed) and member of the gentry of France provided a haven for other French Reformed Christians during the time of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. 729 more words
I’ve said it for years…
…He, too, had been a refugee.
I remember when I first thought about this, I was overwhelmed.
His words to the meek and to those who find themselves in last place, were not just comforting, but words from the lips and heart of a man who had experienced displacement due to political persecution while just a baby. 615 more words