Religious Diversity

Religious Diversity

Three American Protestant representatives at the World Council of Churches meeting in New Delhi, 1961. I have written about the Protestant encounter with the world’s diversity here: http://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/8/2/17/htm

Reinhold Niebuhr

Reinhold Niebuhr

American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr teaching a class at Union Theological Seminary, 1952. I have written about Niebuhr’s place in American history here: http://religionandpolitics.org/2017/04/25/reinhold-niebuhr-washingtons-favorite-theologian/

Kennedy and the World Council of Churches

Kennedy and the World Council of Churches

John F. Kennedy and Dean Rusk meet with World Council of Churches delegation. I have written about the history of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish relations (a part of a longer history of “Judeo-Christianity”) here: https://aeon.co/ideas/the-strange-short-career-of-judeo-christianity

Riverside Church and the "God Box"

Riverside Church and the "God Box"

View of Riverside Church (center) and the former headquarters of the National Council of Churches (right), nicknamed "The God Box."

Protestants on Trial

Protestants on Trial

Methodist Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam testifies in his own defense before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1953.

World Council in America

World Council in America

Stage set up for the 1954 meeting of the World Council of Churches in Evanston, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. 

The Cathedral of Liberal Protestantism

The Cathedral of Liberal Protestantism

Interior shot of Riverside Church in Morningside Heights, New York City.