Diet of Torda––1568

Rev. Lehel Molna, Balázs Scholar; Rev. McLean; Autumn Labbé-Renault, Worship Associate.  Music: Adrienne Taylor and Andrei Baumann.  The Edict of Torda proclamation in Transylvania was the first of its kind: the right of individuals to believe and worship according to their own understanding; for clergy to preach and teach the Gospel as they too, understood it.  This is a cornerstone of our modern understanding of religious practice and belief.   Rev. Molnár serves as Archivist at the Unitarian Headquarters in Kolozsvár, Transylvania (Romania).  He is charged with the restoration, conservation, organization, development and administration of the 450-year-old Unitarian Archives.  After finishing his Seminary training in 1995, he was appointed to this position and to Assistant Minister, First Church in Kolozsvár, where he served for nearly two years.  In November 1999, he was ordained a Unitarian minister. This year, he is taking advanced courses at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, as the Balázs Scholar.