Subseries 18.33 - Religion in Public Schools, 1940- 1966

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Religion in Public Schools, 1940- 1966

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18.33

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  • 1940 - 1966 (Creation)

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The subseries contains source material from the ELCC's President's Office pertaining to the issue of religion in public schools. It includes reports, correspondence and newsclippings dating from 1940 to 1966.

The ELCC's President was tasked with being the Church's spiritual leader. Limited to 6 year appointments, the ELCC President's role was to focus and coordinate the purposes and resources of congregations and its pastors. The ELCC General President was expected to oversee and support the staff, preserving and extending the unity of the Christian Faith. Roles that the President was expected to fill included presiding over General Conventions, mediating over disputes, gathering and maintaining archival and statistical material and maintain a current roster of congregations. The ELCC President was also expected to supervise over the clergy and to recruit seminarians and attend District President's meetings.

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