The Roots of Freedom

Rev. Zsolt Elekes

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Little do people know that Transylvania is not only famous for it’s… vampires… but for its liberal religious roots as well.  In January of 1568 Transylvania became the land of freedom, when they voted – for the first time in history – to establish a national order where freedom of faith is guaranteed for it’s citizens.  The worship leader this Sunday is a Transylvanian Unitarian minister, who will guide us through the tumultuous struggle and glory across centuries of our liberal religious tradition in Europe.

Brief biography of Zsolt Elekes.  “I was born in Brasov, Transylvania, Romania. I am engaged to my partner, and have two siblings.  An ethnic Hungarian, I converted to Unitarianism at the age of 20, and soon began my seminary studies at the Protestant Theological Institute of Kolozsvár, Transylvania.  During my seminary years I was granted a scholarship which gave me the opportunity to study for 3 years at Meadville Lombard Theological School of Chicago.  During my studies in the United States I served two congregations in the Chicago area.  I am looking forward to worship with all of you!”