Bishops Hit Methodist Bias

Type 
Newspaper Article
Year 
1963
Creator(s) 
Hiley Ward (author)
Date 
Thu, 11/14/1963
Doc # 
1EKI19.30
Abstract 

The author reports that after meeting in Detroit, a group of 50 Methodist bishops released a statement publicly condemning the all-white Methodist churches that refused to allow non-white worshippers. In their November 1963 statement, the bishops declared the rights of worshippers to participate in Methodist churches, regardless of race. The statement additionally promised to support means of desegregation such as demonstrations and other forms of activism. The Interracial Council of Chicago and over 60 other clergymen who advocated civil rights applied pressure to the conference by threatening to picket if the groups of bishops did not adequately defend the civil rights of worshippers.

Additional information 

Document Description: one-page photocopy of article; located in PLT Archive folder "Ed King".

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