By Sara M. Evans
This quantity comprises inspiring memoirs from 16 girls energetic within the civil rights circulate, anti-war campaigns, and the increase of feminism within the chilly conflict period. It locations spiritual activism on the middle of social events formerly considered mostly secular. For millions of younger women within the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, involvement with the coed Christian circulate (SCM) replaced their worldviews. non secular corporations fostered women’s management at a time whilst secular teams like scholars for a Democratic Society, and the Left more often than not, relegated so much woman individuals to stereotypical roles. The SCM brought younger women to activism in different components of the rustic and worldwide. As leaders, thinkers, and organizers, they encountered the social realities of poverty and racial prejudice and labored to wrestle them. The SCM took girls to Selma and Montgomery, to Africa and Latin the United States, and to a lifelong dedication to paintings for social justice.
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Patriotic and religious zealots spread fear—fear of communism taking over the world. ” Fear and rumors led to witch hunts. Accusations came not only from official groups but from extremist citizens’ groups such as the White Citizens Council and the John Birch Society. Along with the UN, the main targets were Jews, African Americans, and other racial and ethnic groups. Our department was doing everything it could to bring an informed, intelligent perspective to American citizens. Two concepts guided our work: first, the importance of action, both individual and group; and second, the importance of preparation and training.
Protestant churches. Now, at a dramatic moment in student history, it was this aging organization that planned and carried out the groundbreaking Ecumenical Student Conferences on Christian World Mission in Athens, Ohio, in 1955, 1959, and 1963. In mid–1959 I received an invitation to become the secretary of student work of the Woman’s Division of Christian Service of the Methodist Board of Missions. For me, the timing couldn’t have been better. I would begin the new work as soon as the Athens conference ended, on January 1, 1960.
42 Chapter 1 Our MSM strategy had begun to work. Bill Corzine and a few other leaders had come ahead to Selma to plan with SCLC leadership. In the next few days nearly one hundred Methodist students and campus ministers from all over the country arrived in Montgomery. MSM volunteers were directed by staff of the Montgomery Improvement Association, working with the MSM National Council. They were asked to help with housing, transportation, and community mobilization. At first the students were thinking about housing a hundred or so people coming from outside, but it soon became clear that they had assumed no such small responsibility.