RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoBell 104
Extent395 ff.
TitleWorld Council of Churches
Date1937 - 1943
DescriptionCorrespondence and papers on the formation of the World Council of Churches, principally with William Paton,secretary of the International Missionary Council, and hon. secretary of the provisional committee of the WCC. Includes discussions of the treatment of Jews, provisions for refugees, ministry to prisoners of war and internees, famine relief, and provisions for post-war reconstruction of Europe. Also includes:

Minutes of the ecumenical commission for the chaplaincy service to prisoners of war, held in Geneva, 1940 (ff.148-53).

Minutes of the WCC Provisional Committee, 1941 (ff.197-201, 321-6).

Memorandum on the responsibility of the Churches for a new international order, 1940 (ff.99-104).

The Churches and the Christian Youth Movements, with particular reference to France, 1941 (ff.256-60).

'The Church and the world', a paper on the duties of Christians in the wartime by Pastor Hans Schonfeld, 1943 (ff.261-8).
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