Edict of Torda Celebration weekend

Edict of Torda Celebration weekend


One of the world’s first statements of religious tolerance was declared in 1568, in the city of Torda in Transylvania. Join UUs all over the world in celebrating and kicking off a year of theological dialogue

Saturday, January 13

14:30 – 17:30: Workshop led by Eric Cherry, Director of the International Office, UUA: Unitarian History in Eastern Europe and the relevance of the Edict of Torda today for UUs and for religious people in general
Location: a private home in Paris 75007, M° Ecole Militaire

18:30 – 22:30:  social evening with UUFP members and the EUU Coordinating Council, Syrian buffet, music.
Location: Library of the American Church of Paris, 65 Quai d’Orsay, Paris 75007
Price: 15 euros at door : reserve by January 8 (see address below)

Sunday, January 14

10:30 :  Service led by the Rev. Eric Cherry, Director of the International Office, UUA:  “Torda450: What They Dreamed Be Ours to Do” 
Location: La Maison Verte, 127-129 rue Marcadet, Paris 75018; M° Jules Joffrin

12:30:  lunch at nearby bistro, l’Etoile de Montmartre; sign up after the service

15:00: special tour in English at Le Mémorial de la Shoah (Paris Holocaust Museum)
Location: 17 rue Geoffroy l’Asnier, 75004 ; M° St Paul or Pont-Marie.
Price: 5 euros or less (depends on number of participants)

Practical information

Where to stay?  We regret that we cannot organize housing for out-of-town participants but we encourage you to look at Airbnb/Paris or the numerous hotel websites.

Contact: uufp.events@gmail.com

R.S.V.P. by January 8 and indicate which activities you plan to attend: workshop, soirée, Shoah visit.  We will send more details.