Today in 1834: The Spanish Inquisition, a centuries-long brutal effort by the Catholic Church to root out heresy, begun in 1481, is officially abolished by King Bonaparte.
Spain’s King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella had chosen Catholicism as their religion and asked the pope to help purify the people of Spain. Many thousands were forced to convert, were tortured to encourage confession, or burned at the stake.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Next Sunday is A Biselle KlezKamp – an exploration of traditional and popular Yiddish culture with workshops and lectures. If you can’t make it to the daytime classes, attend the culminating evening event: a free faculty concert and community dance, with live music and dance instruction. Free and open to the public, this is Sunday, July 21st from 9am to 9pm at UW Union South,1308 West Dayton Street. For more info, email email@example.com or call 608-890-4818.
The mission of Canopy Center is to prevent child abuse and neglect, strengthen families, and promote healing of those affected by abuse. They have many volunteer opportunities Visit canopycenter.org for more info.
You can make an impact on the life of a senior adult by assisting them to remain independent and living in their own home. Volunteers are matched with a senior and help with light housekeeping or other tasks once a week or bi-weekly. To get involved, contact Laura with the Madison Coalitions of Older Adults at 608-243-5252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.