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Columbus Day and our coexistence l Worship


Last updated 10/3/2018 at Noon

Monday is Columbus Day. The story of the Italian explorer’s arrival in the New World is familiar to us all, but history often overlooks an extraordinary chapter that affected the commissioning of his voyage.

Columbus was persistent, trying for years to persuade rulers throughout Europe to finance his plan to sail westward across the Atlantic. But each time he was denied.

In Spain, the Muslim Kingdom, referred to as “Andalusia” for more than eight centuries leading up to the voyage, was a place that flourished in knowledge, science and philosophy during the Dark Ages.

The Spanish ca...

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