By Michael B. Friedland
Whilst the best courtroom declared in 1954 that segregated public
schools have been unconstitutional, the top echelons of
Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish non secular organizations
enthusiastically supported the ruling, and black civil rights
workers anticipated and actively sought the cooperation of their
white spiritual cohorts. Many white southern clergy, however,
were outspoken of their protection of segregation, or even those
who supported integration have been cautious of risking their positions by
urging parishioners to behave on their avowed spiritual ideals in a
common humanity. those that did so discovered themselves deserted by way of neighbors, attacked via white supremacists, and infrequently pushed from
Michael Friedland the following deals a collective biography of several
southern and nationally recognized white non secular leaders who did
step ahead to affix the main social protest hobbies of the
mid-twentieth century, lending their aid first to the civil
rights move and later to protests over American involvement
in Vietnam. Profiling such activists as William Sloane Coffin
Jr., Daniel and Philip Berrigan, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Eugene
Carson Blake, Robert McAfee Brown, and should D. Campbell, he
reveals the passions and dedication in the back of their involvement in those protests and locations their activities within the context of a burgeoning ecumenical movement.
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