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World Conference on Religion and Peace, USA Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-059

Scope and Contents

This collection contains: Minutes, correspondence (1965-1966), statements produced by the conference, workshop kits, study group working papers, publicity, and anthology of published papers of the conference; together with minutes (1966-1989), reports, form letters, and financial records of U.S. Inter-religious Committee on Peace and of WCRP/USA; material relating to Japan-U.S. Inter-religious Consultation, Tokyo, May 1983; and correspondence (1962-1989) and other materials of Homer A. Jack. Correspondents include Jacob B. Agus, Norman J. Baugher, Eugene Carson Blake, Balfour Brickner, Clifford Earle, Maurice Nathan Eisendrath, Dana McLean Greeley, Herschel Halbert, Alfred Hassler, Arthur Norman Holcombe, Homer A. Jack, Francis J. Lally, John Wesley Lord, Stewart Meacham, Paul Peachey, Howard Schomer, Kay Shannon, E. Raymond Wilson, and John J. Wright

Dates

  • 1962-1989

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

None

Copyright and Rights Information

None

Historical

National Inter-religious Conference on Peace held March 15-17, 1966, in Washington, D.C., to bring together clergymen and laymen from all peace oriented viewpoints to discuss the relation of religion to peace; following conference, U.S. Inter-religious Committee on Peace (also called Inter-religious Committee on Peace) was formed to continue this work; name changed in 1975 to World Conference on Religion and Peace (USA) to identify more clearly with World Conference on Religion and Peace (International); also called WCRP/USA or WCRP (U.S.A.).

Extent

4.25 Linear Feet (4.25 linear ft.)

Abstract

In the early 1960s religious leaders, Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath and Dana McLean Greeley (Unitarian-Universalist) independently saw the need for national confernce on religion and peace. The organized the National Inter-religious Conference on Peace held March 15-17, 1966, in Washington, D.C., which brought together clergymen and laymen from all peace oriented viewpoints to discuss the relation of religion to peace. Minister and peace activist Homer A. Jack was also involved in organizing the group in the early years. In 1975 the group changed its name to World Conference on Religion and Peace (USA) to identify more clearly with World Conference on Religion and Peace (International).

Arrangement

This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was donated.

Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Homer Jack, 1987 [Acc. 87A-050]; 1991 [Acc. 91A-058]

Related Materials

World Conference on Religion and Peace (DG 078)

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Bibliographic References

Guide to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 2nd ed., p. 46 and 82.

Legal Status

Copyright has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. The rights to some items in this collection may have been retained by their creators/authors (or their descendents), as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was donated. This finding aid was created by Wendy Chmielewski and SCPC staff, September 2012.

Creator

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