Monday, July 18, 2016

NEARA Event: “All We Need Is Love: War and Religion in Northeast Arkansas”

The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives will host a symposium from 9:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 at the Male and Female Academy in Powhatan. The symposium’s theme, “All We Need Is Love: War and Religion in Northeast Arkansas,” will feature speakers Sister Laura Cathcart, Dr. R.J. Hampton, Edward Harthorn, and Dr. Daniel Spillman.
Topics include “Service, Sacrifice, and Supplications: From Simple Stories of the Olivetan Benedictine Sisters Serving the Lord Through Ministries in Northeast Arkansas,” “The African Methodist Episcopal Church in Northeast Arkansas,” “Pushing Him Back Over the Pulpit: David Orr and Religious Conflict in Early Arkansas,” and “Holy War in the Delta: the Jonesboro Church Wars and American Fundamentalism in the Great Depression.”
The seminar is free to attend, but registration is required. The deadline for registering will be Aug. 17. Registration is limited, so be sure to make reservations soon.  Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. on August 20. Teachers can earn up to four professional development hours through attendance.  Lunch will be provided.
The Arkansas State Archives, located in Little Rock, is the official state archives of Arkansas and an agency under the Department of Arkansas Heritage. It maintains the largest collection of historical materials on Arkansas in the world.  The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives is a branch of the Arkansas State Archives and is dedicated to collecting and preserving primary source materials that represent the unique history, culture and heritage of northeast Arkansas.  Located at 11 Seventh Street in Powhatan, NEARA has been open since 2011.
 For more information about the workshop or to register, contact us at or call us at 870-878-6521.
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.