Read a version of the poem Coleen Rowley recited during the program and sung by Maggie and Suzzy Roche on their album Zero Church.
Read two translations of the poem written by St. John of the Cross.
Read the complete passage from this book of the Old Testament.
The following biblical passage recited by Krista and read during the program was taken from Celebrating Common Prayer: A Version of the Daily Office SSF.
Read the final letter sent in 1802 that contains the phrase "a wall of separation between church and state." Also, compare the draft version of the letter or view the actual image of the final letter.
View the evolving versions of the recitation since its creation in 1892.
Philip Hamburger references the KKK, in the early 20th century, as one of the most prominent anti-Catholic, pro-separation forces in America. An excerpt of this oath from that era is both racist and distinctly in favor of separation.
In the mid-19th century, the white Anglo-Saxon Protestant majority took up the banner of church-state separation as a means to keep Catholics out of public life. They claimed that Catholics held an overriding allegiance to the Roman Church and its government by the pope. The lines of this sermon illustrate this prejudice.
taken from John Donne's Holy Sonnets
Reading from the Song of Songs was from The Song of Songs: A New Translation, by Ariel Bloch and Chana Bloch, afterword by Robert Alter. (University of California Press, 2000)