Methodist Bishop Declares Churches Can't Bar Negroes

Type 
Newspaper Article
Year 
1965
Creator(s) 
Date 
Fri, 06/04/1965
Doc # 
1EK38.08
Abstract 

In this article, the author reports the declaration of Bishop Edward Pendergrass that Mississippi Methodist churches should not bar African Americans from worship services.  The bishop stated that the church belonged to Christ, and that it must follow his will, not that of the church's members.  The article also reported other conclusions made by the 1965 Mississippi Methodist Conference, including support for the National Council of Churches (NCC), and the future likelihood of abolishing the largely African-American Central Jurisdiction in the interests of integration.

Additional information 

Document Description: one-page photocopy of article; located in PLT Archive folder “Ed King - Church 1965-'70 Letters, articles”; notation: underlining throughout; the publication date of this document (noted above) was handwritten on the original or a photocopy thereof.

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