RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoCFR G 6/1
Extent159 ff.
TitleCommunism: CFR papers
Date1943-1958
DescriptionPapers relating to Communism, including: text of the Revd. Herbert Waddams lecture on a visit to Russia given at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 23 Nov 1943, with a summary of discussion (ff.1-12); draft ecumenical statement on the advance of Communism and note of Lambeth Conference, 1948 resolution on Communism (ff.13-17); Archbishop Fisher's address to the Convocation of Canterbury, 13 Oct. 1948 (ff.18-21); Archbishop Fisher's response to a journalist's query "Is war imminent?" (ff.22-24); text of Herbert Waddam's lecture "Communism and the Churches", April 1949, with a letter of comment from a member of the audience (ff.25-49); extracts from Archbishop Fisher's address to the [Canterbury] Diocesan Conference, 12 July 1949, on Political Communism and China (f.50); minutes of CFR discussion on Communism, 18 Nov 1949 (ff.51-62); text of statements on the hydrogen bomb by Archbishop Fisher, A.E.J. Rawlinson, Bishop of Derby and George Bell, Bishop of Chichester, 23 Feb 1950 (ff.63-66); letter from Dr. George Prestige to Bishop Bell about the persecution of Christians in Russia (f.67); correspondence between Bishop Bell and Archbishop Fisher about the formation of a small group to consider ways of combatting Communist propaganda (ff.68-69); letter from Hugh Carleton Greene about continuing the broadcasting of Orthodox religious services and jamming in the USSR and Bulgaria (f.70); Archbishop Fisher's Canterbury Diocesan Notes, September 1950, relating to Korea (f.71); Archbishop Fisher's address to the Convocation of Canterbury, 12 Sept. 1950 (ff.72-78); Archbishop Fisher's Canterbury Diocesan Notes, March 1951, relating to international tension (ff.79-80); correspondence between Herbert Waddams, Kenneth Grubb and Tracy Philipps about the formation of a special sub-committee on Information about the Treatment of the Churches in Communist Countries (ff.81-82); minutes of the sub-committee (ff. 83, 88,106-107, 109,113); Archbishop Fisher's address to the Annual General Meeting of the Council of Christians and Jews, 10 December 1952 (ff.84-87); correspondence about the sub-committee and its work with Canon Widdrington, the Revd. Oliver Tomkins, Major Tufton Beamish, the Revd. W.H. Macartney, the Revd. F.H. House, Tracy Philipps, Kenneth Grubb (ff.89-94, 96-105,108, 110-112, 114-116); Archbishop Fisher's Canterbury Diocesan Notes, January 1953, on totalitarian creeds (f.95); typescript text about the position of the Churches in Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Albania (ff.117-129); letter from John Guillum Scott to Herbert Waddams about the Church Assembly's reception of the CFR survey 'The Churches of Europe under Communist Government' and note on the debate (ff.130-131); script of talk by Herbert Waddams on "The Church of England and the Persecution of the Churches" for the BBC European Service, 25 February 1954 (ff.132-134); correspondence between Dr. B. Stross, Archbishop Fisher, Archbishop Garbett and Professor Josef Hrom√°dka about possible support for the Lidice Shall Live Committee (ff.135-142, 153-154); letter from Paul Anderson to Herbert Waddams enclosing his Memorandum on a Christian Literature Pogram to Meet the Communist Literature Program (ff.143-147); correspondence between the Foreign Office, Herbert Waddams and others about Communist front organisations to which clergy might be recruited (ff.148-151); letter from the Foreign Office about anti-religious propaganda in the USSR (f.152) and a bibliography on Communism (ff.155-159)

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