Delaware Historical Society hosts August Quarterly interfaith discussion


The week-long August Quarterly starts Sunday in Wilmington. The Delaware Historical Society kicks it off Saturday with a panel discussion on interfaith traditions and the Black Church.

August Quarterly has been celebrated for over 200 years in Wilmington. It’s the longest running African American festival in the country.

This year Delaware Historical Society hosts the festival’s first interfaith panel: “The Black Church and Interfaith Traditions.”  

The festival has roots in African Union Methodism, but the Historical Society’s Dr. Angela Winand says it has long attracted participants from various Christian denominations.

“The Quarterly is a celebration of bringing people together around a common identity as African Americans, around a shared spirituality,” she said.

 

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