Iolo Morgawng – Welsh bard, poet, and radical opponent of slavery and tyranny.
Born Edward Williams in the Welsh village of Llancarfan in 1747, the son of a stonemason, he adopted the bardic name Iolo Morganwg and became one of Wales’ greatest literary figures – reviving the National Eisteddfod, speaking out against slavery and fighting for democracy, religious and political freedom.
Iolo was one of the founders of Welsh Unitarianism in the early 1800s and despite controversy around his legacy, he remains one of the most important figures in modern Welsh history, culture and language. He died in 1826.
Rev John Carter Unitarian Minister at Hull & Lincoln chapels gives his reflections on the theme of Unitarian Day of Prayers for Peace
“Not Only do we Pray…we make our actions a prayer for Peace”