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World Council of Churches

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1948

Biographical / Historical

The WCC is the broadest and most inclusive among many organized expressions of the modern ecumenical movement, which seeks visible church unity. The fellowship includes most of the world's Orthodox churches, the Old Catholic and Mar Thoma churches, churches of the historic denominational traditions such as the Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist and Reformed, many united and uniting churches as well as churches such as the Mennonite, Friends, Congregational and Disciples. http://www.oikoumene.org/en/about-us/about-us/wcc-intro-brochure

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Theodore Carswell Hume Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 116
Overview: Correspondence, writings, and tributes document the life and work of this prominent Congregational clergyman. Theodore Carswell Hume (1904-1943) was a Congregational minister in Chicago and California. He died in Europe while serving as emissary of the American churches under the auspices of the American Church Committee on Relief and Reconstruction and the World Council of Churches.
Dates: 1929-1969

Kenneth Scott Latourette Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 3
Overview: The papers contain extensive documentation of Latourette's personal life, scholarly activities, and involvement in various organizations. Latourette was a professor of missions and Oriental history at Yale University. He held leadership positions in the American Baptist Convention and Foreign Mission Society, American Historical Association, Far Eastern Association, International Committee of Y.M.C.A.'s, Japan International Christian University Foundation, United Board for Christian Colleges in...
Dates: 1905-1970

John R. Mott Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 45
Overview: The papers document the multitude of activities and involvements pursued by John R. Mott in over seventy years of working life. General correspondence, 1886-1955, comprises nearly half the bulk of Mott's papers, and includes letters to and from prominent American governmental leaders, philanthropists, international political, social, and religious leaders. Family papers and correspondence provide valuable biographical and genealogical information as well as revealing another dimension of Mott's...
Dates: 1813-1982

Liston Pope Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 49
Overview: The papers document Pope's career and thought. They are primarily related to his professional work, but personal insights are also available, particularly in the correspondence with his wife and friends. The collection provides information about theological education in the United States, the activities of the ecumenical movement during the 1950s, the relationship of the church (particularly the Congregational denomination) to social concerns such as labor and race relations during the 1950s....
Dates: 1909-1984

Henry Knox Sherrill Family Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 67
Overview: These papers relate primarily to the life and work of Henry Knox Sherrill and his son Henry Williams Sherrill. The papers document Henry Knox Sherrill's career as an Episcopal rector, Bishop of Massachusetts, and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, his wartime chaplaincy work (in France during World War I and as Chairman of the United States General Commission on Chaplains during World War II), his ecumenical leadership as President of the National Council of Churches and the World...
Dates: 1859-2015

World Council of Churches Records

 Collection
Call Number: RG 162
Overview: This collection is primarily printed and typescript material that documents the formation of the World Council of Churches and its program activities. Monographs with distinctive titles and authors, which were at one time part of this record group, have now been removed and added as individual items in the Yale online catalog. The World Council of Churches is an ecumenical organization that was founded in 1948 in Amsterdam. It developed out of two other organizations, the Life and Work...
Dates: 1927-2002

World Student Christian Federation Geneva office records

 Collection
Call Number: RG 46F
Overview: Records of the World Student Christian Federation, including reports and publications, correspondence, administrative records, and materials relating to affiliated national student Christian movements and collaborating secular and ecumenical organizations.
Dates: 1895-2017, bulk 1925-2000