The Fellowship Church

The Fellowship Church

... 66 minority agency within, 69–70, 73–75 scholarly emphasis on white liberals within, 67–69 See also Fellowship of Reconciliation Christian liberalism, 9, 15, 66–67, 70, 92–93, 101, 107 definition of, 102 and The Fellowship Church, ...

Author: Amanda Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197565131

Category: History

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The Fellowship Church explores the evolution of the American religious left through a case study of the African American intellectual and theologian Howard Thurman, and the physical embodiment of his thought: The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples. The Fellowship Church, which Thurman co-founded in San Francisco in 1944, was the nation's first interracial, intercultural, and interfaith church. Amidst the growing nationalism of the World War II era and the heightened suspicion of racial and cultural others, the Fellowship Church successfully established a pluralistic community based on the idea that if people can come together in worship, over time would emerge a unity that would be stronger than socially imposed barriers. Rooted in the belief that social change was inextricably connected to internal, psychological transformation and the personal realization of the human community, it was an early expression of Christian nonviolent activism within the long Civil Rights Movement. The Fellowship Church was a product of evolving twentieth-century ideas and a reflection of the shifting mid-century American public consciousness. This book examines a broad scope of modern themes including the philosophy of pragmatism; mysticism and Christian liberalism; racism and imperialism; cosmopolitanism and pluralism; war and pacifism; and nonviolence. Not only does it expand on our understanding of twentieth-century American intellectual history and the origins of the Civil Rights Movement, it offers an exciting look into ways people have initiated grassroots activism during times when government has failed to protect its citizens' civil liberties, safety, and overall wellbeing through judicial safeguards.
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Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 c of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170  c  of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954

( 4 ) Grace Family Bible Church , Cheektowaga , N. Y. Stephenville , Tx . Grace E. Johnson Charitable Trust , Minneapolis , Mn . Grace Family Church , Atlantic City , N. J. Grace Fellowship Church of the Illiana Region , Grace Economic ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112059887239

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Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 c of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170  c  of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986

C Fellowship Baptist Church of Port Huron , Fellowship Crusade for Christ Inc. , Until 9012 , Fellowship of Christian Atheletes Cowboy Chapter of Port Huron , Mi. Nampa , Id . Franklin Tennessee , Franklin , Tn . Fellowship Baptist ...

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Fellowship Baptist Church , Vandalia , Ohio . Fellowship Baptist Church , Huntington , W. V. The Fellowship Baptist Church Inc. , Elkton , Md . Fellowship Baptist Church Inc. of Charleston Sc , Charleston Heights , S. C. Fellowship ...

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Footprints of a Dream

Footprints of a Dream

In a narrative that has urgent significance for every church congregation facing the racial dilemma of mid-twentieth century America, Howard Thurman tells the dramatic story of the founding of the first fully integrated church in the United ...

Author: Howard Thurman

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606084519

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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In a narrative that has urgent significance for every church congregation facing the racial dilemma of mid-twentieth century America, Howard Thurman tells the dramatic story of the founding of the first fully integrated church in the United States--the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples in San Francisco. Dr. Thurman, cofounder and long time minister, gives a complete and intimate picture of the beginnings of Fellowship Church, its early problems, experiments, and successful attainment of complete interracial unity. In simple, moving terms he describes the everyday events of church life--worship services, choir practice, church school, etc. - against the background of a multiracial congregation. Through his genius the reader experiences the anxious moments of forming new patterns of organization, the thrill of new and unexpected allies, of vistas opening into the future.
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Living in the Future

Living in the Future

Albert B. Cleage Jr., “Fellowship Church: Adventure in Interracial Understanding,” NOW, October 1944, reprinted in Thurman, The Papers of Howard Thurman, 3:93; Thurman, Footprints of a Dream, 33. On CORE's San Francisco campaigns, ...

Author: Victoria W. Wolcott

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226817255

Category: Political Science

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"Victoria W. Wolcott argues that utopianism is the little-appreciated base of the visionary worldview that informed the prime movers of the Civil Rights Movement. Idealism and pragmatism, not utopianism, are what tend to come to mind when we think about the motivating philosophies of the movement. It's well-known that many of its iconic moments were carefully executed products of planning, not passion alone. But Wolcott holds that pragmatism and idealism alike were grounded in nothing less than intensely utopian thought. Key figures from Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott to Marjorie Penney and Howard Thurman shared a belief in a radical pacificism that was, Wolcott shows, both specifically utopian and precisely engaged in changing the existing world. Casting mid-twentieth-century civil rights activism in the light of utopianism ultimately allows us to see the power of dreaming in a profound and concrete fashion, one that can be emulated in other times that are desperate for change, like today"--
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Quest for Identity

Quest for Identity

SHARON FELLOWSHIP CHURCH Sharon Fellowship Church , based in Kerala , is one of the fast growing Pentecostal groups in India . Its leadership models , outreach methods , evangelistic passion , vision for local churches , and the ...

Author: Roger E. Hedlund

Publisher: ISPCK

ISBN: 817214525X

Category: Christianity

Page: 344

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The Study Stresses That Christianlity In India Is Not Alien But Both In Culture And Style It Is Indigenous. The Study Is A Timely Reminder That Our Place An Earth Is More Sacred Than Author. 12 Chapters-Conclusion, Bibliography, Appendix And Indexes.
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Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 c of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170  c  of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954

FELLHEIMER 626 FELLOWSHIP Fellheimer Trust Fund , Chicago , Il . Fellowship Bible Church , Metairie , La . Fellowship for Christ Churches , Bakersfield , Ca. Fellheimer Trust of Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Bible Church ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015062223873

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Building the Beloved Community

Building the Beloved Community

money for the STFU.52 In 1935, Wentzel launched the YPIF's most ambitious project, the Fellowship Church. The “church” was an afternoon interdenominational religious service held on the third Sunday of each month. The Fellowship Church ...

Author: Stanley Keith Arnold

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781626741683

Category: Social Science

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Inspired by Quakerism, Progressivism, the Social Gospel movement, and the theories of scholars such as W. E. B. Du Bois, Charles S. Johnson, Franz Boas, and Ruth Benedict, a determined group of Philadelphia activists sought to transform race relations. This book concentrates on these organizations: Fellowship House, the Philadelphia Housing Association, and the Fellowship Commission. While they initially focused on community-level relations, these activists became increasingly involved in building coalitions for the passage of civil rights legislation on the local, state, and national level. This historical account examines their efforts in three distinct, yet closely related areas, education, housing, and labor. Perhaps the most important aspect of this movement was its utilization of education as a weapon in the struggle against racism. Martin Luther King credited Fellowship House with introducing him to the passive resistance principle of satygraha through a Sunday afternoon forum. Philadelphia’s activists influenced the southern civil rights movement through ideas and tactics. Borrowing from Philadelphia, similar organizations would rise in cities from Kansas City to Knoxville. Their impact would have long lasting implications; the methods they pioneered would help shape contemporary multicultural education programs. Building the Beloved Community places this innovative northern civil rights struggle into a broader historical context. Through interviews, photographs, and rarely utilized primary sources, the author critically evaluates the contributions and shortcomings of this innovative approach to race relations.
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A Strange Freedom

A Strange Freedom

ment of Fellowship Church see Howard Thurman, Footprints of a Dream: The Story of the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1959). 114. The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples represented a ...

Author: Howard Thurman

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807010808

Category: Religion

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A spiritual advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr.; the first black dean at a white university; cofounder of the first interracially pastored, intercultural church in the United States, Howard Thurman offered a transcendent vision of our world. This lyrical collection of select published and unpublished works traces his struggle with the particular manifestations of violence and hatred that mark the twentieth century. His words remind us all that out of religious faith emerges social responsibility and the power to transform lives.
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