At a glance:
- Author: William Sloane Coffin
- First Published: 2004
- Genres: Nonfiction, Religion and spirituality
- Subjects: Religion, Spiritual life or spirituality, Christianity, Faith, Bible, biblical imagery, or biblical symbolism, Patriotism, Peace, Environment or environmental health, Nuclear warfare or weapons, Mortality
- Locales: United States, North America
In historian James Carroll’s moving introduction to William Sloane Coffin’s Credo, he outlines Coffin’s career as a college chaplain, a Presbyterian minister, and an activist. A chaplain at Yale University in 1961, Coffin became an outspoken leader in the Civil Rights movement and was jailed as one of the first Freedom Riders, a group that fought segregation in the South by riding interstate buses. In 1967 during a protest against the Vietnam War, he encouraged young men to turn in their draft cards at a church service in Boston. He and fellow protestor...
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