Inventory of the Northern California Ecumenical Council Collection

Lucinda Glenn
Graduate Theological Union Archives
Graduate Theological Union
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Berkeley, California, 94709
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Inventory of the Northern California Ecumenical Council Collection

Collection number: GTU 98-7-02

Graduate Theological Union Archives

Graduate Theological Union

Berkeley, California
Processed by:
Lucinda Glenn
Date Completed:
September 2004
Encoded by:
Maureen Carey, UCSC OAC Unit
© 2008 Graduate Theological Union. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Northern California Ecumenical Council collection
Dates: 1943-1996
Bulk Dates: (Bulk 1977-1992)
Collection number: GTU 98-7-02
Creator: Northern California Ecumenical Council
Collection Size: 19 boxes

18 ft.
Repository: The Graduate Theological Union. Library.
Berkeley, CA 94709
Abstract: The Northern California Ecumenical Council is an organization of lay and ordained persons from different denominations and communions who work together to improve the lives of their members. The collection includes adfministrative papers and materials on events and projects.
Physical location: Shelf Location 5/E/6 - 5/F/5
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological Union as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

Northern California Ecumenical Council collection, GTU 98-7-02. Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Northern California Ecumenical Council, 1998

Organizational History

In January 1913, delegates met in San Francisco and organized the California Church Federation, re-named the California Church Council in 1937. The difficulty of California's geography brought the organization to split in 1942 forming the separate Southern California Council of Churches and the Northern California-Nevada Council of Churches. The name changed over the years to the Northern California-Western Nevada Council of Churches, then the Northern California Council of Churches. In 1972, it reorganized and was renamed the Northern California Ecumenical Council. In 2000 came another reorganization and name change to the Northern California Interreligious Conference.
Early inter-denominational cooperation centered around the need to fight against vice, promote moral legislation against saloons and liquor, and win souls to Christ and establish the Kingdom of God. The first California Federation followed the constitution of the national Church Federation. As the national council of churches movement evolved, so too did the California councils.
The early Federation cooperation centered around efforts to work for legislation seen to assist in the betterment of the human situation and condition. That tradition of cooperation has persisted throughout the history of the NCEC. From liquor and red-light district laws to legislation and issues involving immigrants' rights, labor rights, and human rights. Peace issues have been important throughout the history of the organization, from World War I and rebuilding a peaceful world in its aftermath, to the variety of issues raised by the Vietnam War and the Gulf War. Education has always been important from the early emphasis on strong Sunday Schools to general workshops, conferences, lectures, and events on current issues important to the churches.
The tradition of being associated with other committees or groups working on various issues has also been a part of the history. This at various times included sharing office space, sharing staff, or the Council being a fiscal agent or sponsor. Beginning with the California Armenian and Syrian Relief Committee before WWI and expanding to the myriad affiliated organizations of the late 1990s (see a list in Box 1, File Folder 3), the NCEC understood its role in facilitating work done for the good of all people. Likewise the Councils divided out the work to various committees or commissions to fulfill its mission. Commity, preacher's salaries, and peace were early committee endeavors. Later followed such committees as Christian Education, Young People's work, Women's Work, Church Architecture, Evangelism, and Communications. Toward the 1980s-1990s, the Commission for Peace and Justice became a major focus.
The predecessor Councils and the NCEC have always seen that there is a wealth of Christian talent in the lay people and the ordained who can work together to accomplish many high purposes. The needs, evangelical, educational, missionary, have been interpreted and emphasized differently through the decades, but essentially the purpose has been the same - that Christian people of good will, vision, and responsibility continue to work for God's goodness in every human relationship.
For a more complete history of the Councils up to 1962, see Protestant Cooperation in Northern California: The Historical Background of the Federation and Counciliar Movement, by Paul K. Shelford (Northern California-Nevada Council of Churches: San Francisco, 1962). GTU Library call number: BV626 S5 1962.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Collection contains four Series: 1) Administration, 2) Financial Records, 3) Programs, Projects, Conferences, and Events, and 4) Resources. Series 4 is divided into three sub-series: Groups, Issues, and Countries.
Though the NCEC was established as the Northern California Council of Churches in 1943, it is believed no records exist from the period prior to its renaming as the Northern California Ecumenical Council in 1972. It is believed that the records were stored in the San Francisco YMCA building and were discarded by the YMCA sometime in the 1970s or 1980s.
The Executive Directors included in the Collection, serving from approximately 1972-1996 are: John Pairman Brown, John C. Moyer, Michael L. Cooper-White, and Ben Fraticelli.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Interdenominational cooperation--California
Interdenominational cooperation--San Francisco Bay Area
California--San Francisco Bay Area--Religion--Sources
Religious institutions--California--Sources
Religious institutions--San Francisco Bay Area--Sources
Christianity and justice--California
Human rights--Religious aspects
Church work with refugees--California
Immigrants--Civil rights
Racism--Religious aspects--Christianity
Northern California-Nevada Council of Churches
Northern California--Western Nevada Council of Churches
Northern California Council of Churches
Brown, John Pairman
Moyer, John C.
Cooper-White, Michael L.
Fraticelli, Ben

Separated Material

Added to the GTU Library circulating collection: Heritage and Hope: A History of the Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox Church Movement in San Francisco on the Occasion of the 75th Anniversary Year, 1978-1979, of the San Francisco Council of Churches . Call Number: BR560.S3 H47.

Collection Contents

box 1-5

Series 1 Administration 1943-1997

Physical Description: 5 boxes,

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists primarily of records produced after the organization was renamed the Northern California Ecumenical Council, 1972. Included are annual reports from 1943, though several years are missing.


Arranged alphabetically.
box-folder 1:1

"50 Years of a United Protestant Ministry, 1913-1963", Northern California - Nevada Council of Churches undated

box-folder 1:2

Administrative Services Director job description 1988-1990

box-folder 1:3-6

Affiliates: Chart, Survey, Questionnaire, information 1987, 1992

box-folder 1:7-8

Annual Meeting and Dinner 1986-1989, 1991-1992, 1995

box-folder 1:9-40

Annual Reports 1943-1949, 1949-1951, 1953-1961, 1963-1966, 1968, 1974, 1977-1978, 1989-1994

box-folder 1:41

Application form: Organizations requesting NCEC as fiscal agent 1989

box-folder 1:42, 42a

Articles of Incorporation, Northern California-Western Nevada Council of Churches 1946, 1955, 1969, 1972

box-folder 1:43-52

Board meeting Minutes: variously Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Council Table undated

box-folder 2:1-17

Board meeting Minutes 1985-1994, 1996-1997

box-folder 2:18

Book-keeping procedures 1988

box-folder 2:19-22

Brochures ca. 1943-1989

box-folder 2:23

Bulk Mailing, permit dispute with Post Office 1984-1986

box-folder 2:24

By-Laws 1972, 1981, ca. 1992-1993

box-folder 2:25-34

California Church Council/California Council of Churches 1970, 1974-1980, 1982-1995

box-folder 2:35

California Legislative Directory, NCEC produced 1983

box-folder 2:36

CETA Title 6 Project Proposal: Services to families of prisoners on death row 1980

box-folder 2:37

"A Chronology of Protestant Beginnings in California" by Clifford M. Drury 1947

box-folder 2:38

"The Church at Work", NCEC newsletter publication. Production procedures; 1 issue 1977 1989

Scope and Content Note

See also, Box 21, 1946-67
box-folder 2:39

NCEC Committees and Commissions list 1992

box-folder 2:40-41

NCEC Congregation Leadership report forms 1985-1987

box-folder 3:1

Corporation papers, various 1977 1979

box-folder 3:2-10

Correspondence 1977-1993

box-folder 3:11

Correspondence, open letters, press releases, informational letters on various issues and concerns 1992

box-folder 3:12-24

Council of Judicatory Executives/Agency Executives - Includes formation of NCEC from the Northern California Council of Churches 1972-1993

box-folder 3:25

1983 Covenant Assembly: Implementing the Priorities 1984

box-folder 3:26

Crocker Bank - NCEC campaign to get them to stop investing in South Africa, "Stop Banking on Apartheid" 1978-1979

box-folder 3:27-31

Development Committee 1984-1994

box-folder 3:32-34

Directors' Reports 1973-1974, 1977

box-folder 3:35

NCEC Directory 1988

box-folder 3:36-37

Ecumenical Executive Committee 1988, 1993

box-folder 3:38-39

Ecumenical Ministries in Northern California (EMINC), draft constitution and By-laws, Steering Committee discussion material 1992-1994

box-folder 3:40

Ecumenical Times newsletter, v.1:1 Spring 1989

box-folder 3:41

Equipment and furniture inventories 1977-1978

box-folder 3:42

Executive Director job description ca. 1983

box-folder 3:43-44

Exhibit on NCEC - photographs and explanations of work and services 1983

box-folder 3:45

"Face Off: The Rift at NCEC" 1991

box-folder 3:46

First Three Years of the Northern California Ecumenical Council - Study Paper ca. 1975

box-folder 4:1-5

Food, Machinery, and Chemical Corporation(FMC): Stock gift and sales - Includes arms manufacture, and shareholder resolutions for greater corporate responsibility 1959-1985

box-folder 4:6

Forms, taxes, government forms, various 1979-1983

box-folder 4:7

Ben Fraticelli, Director - CV and bio information ca. 1992

box-folder 4:8-11

Finance Committee 1984-1985, 1988-1990

box-folder 4:12

Finance/fund-raising ideas 1977-1985

box-folder 4:13

Financial report forms ca. 1986-1987

box-folder 4:14-31

Fund-raising. Includes some appeal letters, gifts received, proposals, foundations, pledges, donor lists 1975-1996

box-folder 4:32

Future of Ecumenism Meeting 6/7/1990

box-folder 4:33

Bishop Metardo Gomez, El Salvador, supporting his work and issues 1988-1989

box-folder 4:34

Guidelines for Ecumenical Leadership, Commission on Regional and Local Ecumenism, National Council of Churches 1989

box-folder 4:35

A History of Ecumenism in Northern California by Lloyd R. Hanson - Includes bibliography 1994

box-folder 4:36-39

Insurance 1977, 1981, 1991-1994

box-folder 4:40

Local Interfaith Councils, San Francisco Bay Area 1993

box-folder 4:41

Lease Agreements 1975-1990

box-folder 4:41

944 Market, San Francisco 1975-1983

box-folder 4:41

942 Market, San Francisco, William Meyer & Co. 1990

box-folder 4:42

Legal Counsel on various matters - Includes name change from Northern California Council of Churches to Northern California Ecumenical Council and articles of incorporation 1967-1980

box-folder 4:43

Letterhead ca. 1990 1995

box-folder 4:44

Letters to President Bush, Senators Wilson and Cranston re: the Persian Gulf crisis 11/30/1990

box-folder 4:45

Mailing Lists ca. 1992

box-folder 4:46-47

Media contacts ca. 1985-1987

box-folder 4:48

Meeting to identify future directions of the NCEC 12/6/1982

box-folder 4:49

Middle East Affairs Committee 9/9/19974

box-folder 4:50-52

John C. Moyer, installation as Director; Trial - (blocking entrance to the SF Federal Building during a demonstration); "Some Thoughts on Process and Substance in Response to the Calls for a More Inclusive Ecumenical Council and Movement" 1984 10/1985 1/1989

box-folder 5:1

"NCEC in the 1990's", by Michael L. Cooper-White ca. 1990

box-folder 5:1a

NCEC Membership lists: Judicatory, Commissions, Staff ca. 1988

box-folder 5:2

The NCEC as a Multiple Management Company discussion paper 1993, 1995

box-folder 5:3

"Northern California Ecumenical Council Organizational Study", Katharine C. Whiteley 6/1992

box-folder 5:4

Newsletters, "The Church at Work" 1972-1976

box-folder 5:5

NCEC Office Procedures ca. 1990

box-folder 5:6

Finding Office space 1981

box-folder 5:7

Office space rent schedule, 942 Market St., San Francisco, 7th Floor 1987-1988

box-folder 5:8

Please note: There is no File Folder 8

box-folder 5:9

NCEC Organization 1988

box-folder 5:10

Organizational Chart ca. 1991

box-folder 5:11

NCEC Organizational Study, Board Survey and Summary, Katharine C. Whiteley 6/1992

box-folder 5:12

Pax World Management Corporation Fund 1979

box-folder 5:13

Personnel and Staffing 1977-1980

box-folder 5:14

NCEC Personnel Policy 1984

box-folder 5:15

Personnel Salaries 1989-1990

box-folder 5:16

Personnel Committee and policies 1989

box-folder 5:17

Planning 1992

box-folder 5:18

NCEC List of Presidents 1942-1986

box-folder 5:19

Press Conference Procedures ca. 1985

box-folder 5:20

Copyright application for "Protestant Cooperation in Northern California", by Paul K. Shelford 1962

Scope and Content Note

Copies of the book are found in the Graduate Theological Union Library, call number: BV626.S5 1962
box-folder 5:21

Church World Service - Immigration Resettlement Program reports on NCEC Refugee Resettlement Project (ERRSS) 1993-1994

box-folder 5:22

NCEC Report to the California-Nevada Conference, United Methodist Church 1982

box-folder 5:23

Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Celebration

box-folder 5:23

Advisory Committee 1987

box-folder 5:23

Dinner 1988

box-folder 5:24

Speech about the NCEC by Jody ? ca. 1983

box-folder 5:25

Staff Procedures Manual 1977

box-folder 5:26

Staff salaries 1987-1989

box-folder 5:27

State Advisory Committee on Institutional Religion (Chaplaincy) 1977 1984-1985

box-folder 5:28-29

Structures and Relationships Task Force 1992-1993

box-folder 5:30

Study Paper - First Three Years of the Northern California Ecumenical Council ca. 1975

box-folder 5:31

Tax exemption, IRS 1964-83

box-folder 5:32

Visits and reports to Affiliated Organizations ca. 1989

box-folder 5:33

Visits to Denominations' and Judicatories' Social Concerns Committees 1989

box-folder 5:34

"Work for Peace with Justice in Northern California", Address to National Council of Churches, by John Pairman Brown 5/13/1983

box-folder 5:35

Xerox machine 1979-1981

box 5:36-52; 6:1-52; 7:1-40; 8:1-32

Series 2 Financial Reports 1979-1996

Physical Description: 3 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

Documentation can include to a greater or lesser extent budgets, financial statements, balance sheets, audits, bank and investment account information, general ledgers, account charts, accounts payable, accounts receivable, deposits, and financial records and information on various affiliated organizations.


Arranged chronologically, the records do not contain consistent documentation for each of the years.
box-folder 5:36-52

Includes Charles M. Goethe Trust 1969-1978

box-folder 6:1-52


box-folder 7:1-40


box-folder 8:1-32

Financial records for the Refugee Community Programs (RCG): Ecumenical Refugee Resettlement and Sponsorship Service (ERRSS) 1987-1995

Scope and Content Note

Provided job training, social adjustment, survival skills, and job placement. Includes transition grants and accounting with Church World Service
box-folder 9:1-39 - 13:1-40

Series 3 Programs, Projects, Conferences, and Events 1944-1996

Physical Description: 5 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes programs sponsored by the NCEC. See also Series 4: Resources. There are some duplications of some programs, events, or groups.


Arranged alphabetically.
box-folder 9:1

A Call to People of Faith to Uphold Affirmative Action ca. 1995

box-folder 9:2

Adult Faith Resources, Mapping Adult Faith Journeys 1992-1993

box-folder 9:3

NCEC Affiliates 1990-1991

box-folder 9:4

"Baptism, Eucharist, and Ministry" document for the World Council of Churches, Events and meetings in response 1982-1985

box-folder 9:5

Beyond the Cold War Conference: A Dialogue to Explore Alternatives to Modern Warfare. Planning 1993

box-folder 9:6

Bishops (Roman Catholic) Pastoral Letter on the U.S. Economy - Response and Discussion Luncheon with Elmer Johnson, GM Corporation 12/1985

box-folder 9:7

Miguez Binino lecture: "Doing Theology in a National Security State" 6/1989

box-folder 9:8-9

Brazil Project (Debt crisis on foreign loans) 1984-1985

box-folder 9:10

California Council for the Humanities and Center for Ethics and Social Policy (Graduate Theological Union), "Equal Worth and the Forms of Justice: Social Implications of Religious Concepts of Justice" Project 1979-1985

box-folder 9:11

"A Call to Conscience: The Church, the Vulnerable, and Economic Policy", A Biblical Ethical Study packet, California Council of Churches 1992

box-folder 9:12

Campaign to Abolish Poverty 1992-1993

box-folder 9:13

Celebrating the Spirit: Towards a Global Ethic - A United Nations 50 Years anniversary event 1995

box-folder 9:14

Central American Solidarity Alliance 1990

box-folder 9:15

Central California Refugee Ministries, By-Laws 1992

box-folder 9:16-18

CANICCOR, An Interfaith Council on Corporate Responsibility, San Francisco 1990-1994

box-folder 9:19

CAUSE - Philippines 1989

box-folder 9:20

Chevron Divestment from South Africa Campaign 1985-87

box-folder 9:21

Chico, CA, Area Council of Churches 1982, 1987-1989, 1992

box-folder 9:22

Christian-Marxist Dialogue 1989

box-folder 9:23

Christian Peace Conference, Northern California. Includes CAREE 1988-1989

box-folder 9:24

"A Chronology of Protestant Beginnings in California" by Clifford M. Drury. Centennial Committee, Northern California-Western Nevada Council of Churches 1947

box-folder 9:25-28

Church World Service, ERRSS (Refugee Community Projects) 1980-1982, 1989-1992

box-folder 9:29-31

Commission on Communications 1985-1989

box-folder 9:32

COCU, Consultation on Church Union 1990-1993

box-folder 9:33

Consultation on the Small Congregation 1/1977

box-folder 9:34-35

Co-op Conference (National Cooperatives Conference), Oakland, CA 3/1986

box-folder 9:36

Criminal Justice Sunday 1993

box-folder 9:37

Dedication of the Ecumenical Chapel, 944 Market St., San Francisco 11/16/1975

box-folder 9:38

National Council of Churches - Church World Service Disaster Response Conference/Workshop 3/1991

box-folder 9:39

Earthquake Relief, Loma Prieta 1989

box-folder 10:1-4

Ecumenical Conference - The Future of Ecumenical Structures and Relations in California. Includes booklet with history timeline 3/1993

box-folder 10:5

Ecumenical Development Cooperative Society (EDCS), Public Relations Plan 1990

box-folder 10:6

ERRSS, Ecumenical Refugee Resettlement and Sponsorship Services: Church World Service agreement with NCEC 1992

box-folder 10:7

Delegation to El Salvador, Nidia Diaz 4-5/1983

box-folder 10:8-10

El Salvador Going Home Campaign 1987-89

box-folder 10:11

El Salvador Children's Relief Fund 1992

box-folder 10:12

Equal Worth and Forms of Justice Project (or the Justice and Equality Project): 3 workshops - 1st, Scholar's Colloquium; 2nd, Equal Worth: the Fight for Justice; 3rd, Economic Dislocation: Rural/Urban Connection 1984-1985

box-folder 10:13-15

Faith and Witness Commission (or Order) 1985-1987

box-folder 10:16-24

FIRE, Firestorm Interfaith Recovery Effort (Oakland, CA, Hills urban fire 10/1991) 1991-1992

box-folder 10:25

NCEC Food Network, later the California Food Network 1977-1979

box-folder 10:26-27

Grandparents Re-Parenting 1992-1993

box-folder 10:28-31

Grossner Mission, mission group in East Germany. Visits to San Francisco and reciprocal to Berlin. Also work with Nicaragua 1983-1989

box-folder 10:32-36

Comprehensive Health Care Project, funded by the Irvine Foundation 1992-1994

box-folder 10:37

Hunger Conference, Sacramento, CA 1986

box-folder 10:38

A Call to People of Faith from the Human Rights Campaign to Heal the Racism in Our Midst ca. 1995

box-folder 10:39

NCEC Department of Human Rights ca. 1977, 1984

box-folder 10:40

The Impoverishment of Women: Strategies for Economic Justice, Oakland, CA 3/31/1984

box-folder 10:41

Information and reports on various issues 1992-1993

box-folder 10:42

Installation Service, Rev. Paul Shelford, Executive Director 1/16/1958

box-folder 10:43-44

Interfaith Celebration of Human Rights, on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Charter of the United Nations 1995

box-folder 11:1

United Nations 50th Anniversary Planning 1994-1995

box-folder 11:2

Interfaith Dinner - Middle East Peace 10/5/1989

box-folder 11:3

Interfaith Witness for Justice: Affirming the Dignity and Defending the Rights of Immigrants 2/23/1994

box-folder 11:4

Interfaith Witness for Peace in the Middle East, re: The Gulf War and other issues 1991

box-folder 11:5

Japan - National Council of Churches East Asia/Pacific Office, Peace, Anti-Nuclear Delegation Presentation 9/1988

box-folder 11:6

Korea Ad Campaign, (self-determination, re-unification) 1988

box-folder 11:7

Korea Project, Intern, Chansoo Lee 1984-1987

box-folder 11:8

Rev. Nai Wang Kwok, visit from Hong Kong 6/1989

box-folder 11:9

Living Together: A Consultation on Roman Catholic Participation in State Ecumenical Agencies: proceedings of the consultation, Indianapolis, IN 1988

box-folder 11:10

"Loma Prieta 1989: The Acts of the Churches in their Communities", Santa Clara, CA (earthquake), by Alice Elizabeth Thorn 1990

box-folder 11:11-12

Commission on Ministry 1985-1989

box-folder 11:13-14

MAA Council (Mutual Assistance Association), San Francisco, Services to Refugees and Immigrants 1991-1992, 1996

box-folder 11:15

Lubomir Mirejovsky's visit, from Czechoslovakia 7/14/1987

box-folder 11:16

Mobilization for Peace, Jobs, and Justice, march and rally, San Francisco 1987

box-folder 11:17

Music Placement (placing musicians in churches) 1989-90

box-folder 11:18

National Association of Ecumenical Staff Annual Conference, "Cross Currents of Culture, Religion, and Economics" 1994

box-folder 11:19

Northern California Food Network, Miles for Meals 1977

box-folder 11:20

Open Hands: Resources for Ministries Affirming the Diversity of Human Sexuality. Reconciling Congregation Program 1992-1993

box-folder 11:21

Pacific Ecumenical Forum 1991

box-folder 11:22

Pacific Southwest Conference on World Christian Mission, Asilomar Conference 1992

box-folder 11:23-40

Peace With Justice Commission - Includes meeting minutes, information and materials on their work, projects, and events 1985-1992

box-folder 12:1-2

Peace With Justice Commission 1993-1994

box-folder 12:3

Peacemaking Project - "Beyond the Cold War" 1993

box-folder 12:4

The Pentecost Event/The Pentecost 9 ca. 1992

box-folder 12:5

Presidential Campaign - Jessie Jackson, Mike Dukakis 1988

box-folder 12:6

Press Conference on Korea, and packet 1987

box-folder 12:7

Priest's Training Day, Oakland Catholic Diocese: Racism 1994

box-folder 12:8

Proposition W, San Francisco - (re: Israel and Palestinian statehood) 1988

box-folder 12:9-23

Racism is a Violation of Human Rights: The Oakland Hearings. Coordinated by NCEC for the WCC/NCC campaign. Includes planning, fund-raising, background information, participant information, press packets, and "Summary Report of the Oakland Hearings on Racism as a Violation of Human Rights in the U.S." 1994

box-folder 12:24-39

Refugee Community Programs (RCP) - The Modesto Project, and Cambodian Community Employment Project 1988-1989

box-folder 13:1-7

RCP 1988-1990

box-folder 13:8

Released Time Religious Education ca. 1944

box-folder 13:9

Religious Witness with Homeless People 1994

box-folder 13:10-11

Russian Easter Airlift 1992

box-folder 13:12-14

San Francisco Council of Churches 1980-1982, 1987-1990

box-folder 13:12-14

Photographs ca. 1955-1974

box-folder 13:15-16

Santa Clara Council of Churches 1993-1995

box-folder 13:17-21

"Sequoia", Inter-religious News Magazine 1985-1995

box-folder 13:17-21

Includes transition to independence from NCEC 1989

box-folder 13:22

NCEC Slideshow script (There are no slides.) 1977

box-folder 13:23

Dorothee Solle Lecture, "The National Security State: Lessons for the American Church from the Third Reich and Central America" 1987

box-folder 13:24-26

South Africa - issues and boycotts 1984, 1987-1989

box-folder 13:27

Soviet Jews - Christian-Jewish Relations 1987

box-folder 13:28-29

Ten Parish Project, SF Bay Area 1991-1992

box-folder 13:30-31

A Vision of Wholeness: Responding to America's Healthcare Crisis ca. 1992

box-folder 13:32-34

Urban Crisis Taskforce (homelessness, racism) 1992-1993

box-folder 13:35

Visit of Vazken I, Patriarch and Catholicos of all Armenians, Banquet 11/12/1987

box-folder 13:36

World Council of Churches visitation team to the U.S. - West Coast: To involve local and regional associations in the 6th Assembly 1/1983

box-folder 13:37-40

Worship undated

box-folder 13:41-56 - 19

Series 4 Resources 1947-1996

Physical Description: 158 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This Series appears to have been gathered and organized by members of the Peace with Justice Commission during the early to mid 1990s. There are three sub-series: A - Groups; B - Issues; C - Countries. Some of the files only contain material from and about the group or issue. Many will also contain material on programs or events which NCEC sponsored or participated in. See also Series 3: Programs, Projects, Conferences, and Events. There are some duplications of some programs, events, or groups.


Arranged alphabetically.
box 13:41-56 - 16:1-25

Subseries A Groups 1976-1995

Physical Description: 94 folders

Scope and Content Note

Some of the files only contain material from and about the group or issue. Many will also contain material on programs or events which NCEC sponsored or participated in. See also Series 3: Programs, Projects, Conferences, and Events. There are some duplications of some programs, events, or groups.
box-folder 13:41

AFL-CIO 1988-1989

box-folder 13:42-43

American Friends Service Committee, Pacific Mountain Region 1988-1989 1994-1995

box-folder 13:44

American Jewish Congress 1995

box-folder 13:45

Americas Watch 1988-1989

box-folder 13:46

Amnesty International 1982-1988

box-folder 13:47

Anti-Defamation 1993-1994

box-folder 13:48

Asian Immigrant Women Advocates 1995

box-folder 13:49

Associated Chaplains in California State Service, ACCSS 1979-1982

box-folder 13:50

Bay Area Ethics Consortium - Includes Graduate Theological Union Center for Ethics and Social Policy 1988

box-folder 13:51

Bay Area Interfaith Center, or, Presidio Project, San Francisco 1993

box-folder 13:52

Bread for the World 1989

box-folder 13:53

Buddhist Peace Fellowship 1994

box-folder 13:54

California Interfaith Coalition 1994

box-folder 13:55

Californians for Justice 1995

box-folder 13:56

Campaign to Abolish Poverty 1995

box-folder 14:1-2

CANICCOR, Northern California/Nevada Interfaith Committee for Corporate Responsibility 1982-1989

box-folder 14:3-7

CAREE, Christians Associated for Relations with Eastern Europe 1985-1988

box-folder 14:8

CAST, Center for the Arts, Spirit, and Transformation 1994

box-folder 14:9

CAUSA (and ties to the Unification Church) 1985

box-folder 14:10

Center for Asian Women Workers Fellowship 1987

box-folder 14:11

Center for the Common Good 1993

box-folder 14:12

Center for Ethics and Economic Policy 1994

box-folder 14:13

Center for Ethics and Social Policy, Graduate Theological Union 1979-1980, 1988-1989

box-folder 14:14

Center for Third World Organizing 1987-1988

box-folder 14:15

Central American Mission Partners, CAMP 1989

box-folder 14:16

Children's Defense Fund, and California Children's Lobby 1987-1989

box-folder 14:17

Christian Ministry in the National Parks 1987-1989

box-folder 14:18-20

Christian Peace Conference 1987-1989, 1992

box-folder 14:21

Christic Institute, an Interfaith Center for Law and Public Policy - Contragate (Iran-Contra arms for hostages 1987-1988

box-folder 14:22

Church Network on the Philippines 1989

box-folder 14:23

Coalition for a Fair Minimum Wage 1987-1989

box-folder 14:24

Coalition for Human Rights in northern California 1994

box-folder 14:25

Coalition for Immigrant Refugee Rights Services, CIRRS 1988-1989

box-folder 14:26

Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy 1982-1988

box-folder 14:27

Committee Against More Prisons - Includes "The Wall Paper: County Jail Moratorium Newsletter", American Friends Service Committee, San Francisco 1980-1982, 1988

box-folder 14:28

Communities United for Equality, contracted with the National Lawyers Guild Economic Rights Task Force 1995

box-folder 14:29

Cooperative Ministries in Higher Education 1977 1985-1986

box-folder 14:30

Council on Religion and the Homosexual, San Francisco 1981

box-folder 14:31

Death Penalty Focus of California 1988-1989

box-folder 14:32

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, CA 1989

box-folder 14:33

Ecumenical Executive Committee, SF Bay Area 1988, 1994

box-folder 14:34-36

Ecumenical Peace Institute: Nuclear Packet (Clergy and Laity Concerned) - University of California Regents - UC relationship with Livermore and Los Alamos Weapons Labs 1980-1982


Location note: Ecumenical Peace Institute, 1983-1988 is found in Box 15:3, 3/H/5.
box-folder 14:37-39

FAITHS, Foundation Alliance with Interfaith to Heal Society, San Francisco 1994-1995

box-folder 15:1

Frontier Internship in Mission 1985

box-folder 15:2

Guatemala News and Information Bureau, GNIB 1988-1989

box-folder 15:3

Health Access - Coalition for Affordable Health care for Californians 1988-1989

box-folder 15:4

In Fact - GE Boycott (Nuclear weapons business) 1987-1988

box-folder 15:5

Indians, Promises, and US 1986

box-folder 15:6

Interfaith Action for Economic Justice, IAEJ 1987-1989

box-folder 15:7-9

Interfaith Coalition on Immigrant Rights, San Francisco, CA. Includes work on responding to California's Proposition 187 (illegal immigrants 1994-1995

box-folder 15:10

Interfaith hunger Coalition, Northern California 1977, 1989

box-folder 15:11

Interfaith Office on Accompaniment, IOA (Human Rights in El Salvador) 1988-1989

box-folder 15:12

Interfaith Witness for Peace in the Middle East 1991-1995

box-folder 15:13

International Christian Youth Exchange 1984

box-folder 15:14

La Raza Centro Legal 1988-1989

box-folder 15:15

Lawyers Committee on Central America, San Francisco Bay Area 1988

box-folder 15:16

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance Committee, San Francisco 1986

box-folder 15:17

Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute 1995

box-folder 15:18-19, 22

National Committee on Religion and Labor 1985-1989

box-folder 15:20-21

Please note: There are no File folders 20-21

box-folder 15:23

National Council of Churches - Resolutions 1987-89

box-folder 15:24-25

National Farm Workers Ministry, Northern California Working Group 1980-1982, 1988

box-folder 15:26

National Impact: Environmental Stewardship 1987-1989

box-folder 15:27-29

NICA, Nicaragua Interfaith Committee for Action 1981-1989, 1993

box-folder 15:30

Northern California Coalition Against the Death Penalty 1989

box-folder 15:31

Northern California Interfaith Council on Economic Justice and Work 1981-1989

box-folder 15:32

Northern California Support Association for Ecumenical Development Society, EDCS 1988-1989

box-folder 15:33

Nuremberg Actions (protesting and blockading munitions shipments, CA 1988-1989

box-folder 15:34

Oakland, CA Coalition of Congregations - Prayer vigils to stop violence and murder 1993

box-folder 15:35-36

Organize Training Center, San Francisco 1984-1987

box-folder 15:37-38

PACTS, Pacific and Asian American Center for Theology and Strategies 1979, 1988, 1990, 1993

box-folder 16:1

Pacific Crest, Christian Therapy Program 1987-1988

box-folder 16:2

Pacific Forum 1988-1990

box-folder 16:3

Pacific Southwest Conference on World Christian Mission 1976-1979, 1989-1991

box-folder 16:4

Partners in Ecumenism 1989

box-folder 16:5

Pax Christi 1994

box-folder 16:6

Peacemaking Committee of the Church and Mission Commission, Northern California/Nevada Conference, United Church of Christ 1988-1989

box-folder 16:7

Philippine Education Support Committee 1982-1984

box-folder 16:8

Pledge of Resistance 1987

box-folder 16:9

Presbyterian Refugee Resettlement Ministries, Sierra Mission Area, CA 1991

box-folder 16:10

Project Equality 1980-1982, 1987-1989

box-folder 16:11

Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights of California 1979-1989

box-folder 16:12-14

Religious Witness with Homeless People (San Francisco Matrix Program - city/legal actions against the homeless - protests) 1994-1995

box-folder 16:15

Resource Center for Non-Violence, Santa Cruz, CA 1987

box-folder 16:16

San Francisco Interfaith Council 1993-1994

box-folder 16:17

San Francisco Sanctuary Covenant 1989

box-folder 16:18

United Church of Christ, Northern California/Nevada Conference Peacemaking and Justice Committee 1994-1995

box-folder 16:19

United in Spirit, San Francisco 1994

box-folder 16:20

Vesper Society 1994

box-folder 16:21

Witness for Peace 1988

box-folder 16:22

World Affairs Council of Northern California 1977-1982, 1988-1989

box-folder 16:23

World Conference on Religion and Peace 1979-1980, 1989

box-folder 16:24

World Parliament of Religions: "The Declaration of a Global Ethic" 1993

box-folder 16:25

World Student Christian Federation 1987-1988

box 16:26-49; 17:1-32

Subseries B Issues 1980-1995

Physical Description: 39 folders

Scope and Content Note

Some of the files only contain material from and about the group or issue. Many will also contain material on programs or events which NCEC sponsored or participated in. See also Series 3: Programs, Projects, Conferences, and Events. There are some duplications of some programs, events, or groups.
box-folder 16:26

Affirmative Action 1995

box-folder 16:27

AIDS 1983-1990

box-folder 16:28

Base Christian Community Formation Manual, by Lowell R. Greathouse, Catholic Social Services 1986

box-folder 16:29

Children 1994-1995

box-folder 16:30

Christianity in Eastern Europe: "Occasional papers on Religion in Eastern Europe" from Christians Associated for Relations with Eastern Europe 3/1992

box-folder 16:31

Criminal Justice 1993-1995

box-folder 16:32

Death Penalty 1984-1989

box-folder 16:33-36

Debt Crisis Project (Latin America, Third World) 1980-1986

box-folder 16:37

Disaster Recovery: "Faith Works . . . Here's How: The Greater Santa Cruz Interfaith Recovery Project's Response to the Loma Prieta Earthquake", Shirley Bohrer 1991

box-folder 16:38

Ecumenism: "An Ecumenical Jubilee: What it might Mean for the Churches", Konrad Raiser, Address at U.S. Conference of the World Council of Churches 5/11/1995

box-folder 16:39

Gays and Lesbians 1993

box-folder 16:40

Healthcare 1994

box-folder 16:41

The Holocaust - Remembrance Services 1980-1982

box-folder 16:42-45

Homelessness. Includes housing, protests against the San Francisco Matrix Program, and court cases 1989, 1993-1995

box-folder 16:46-49

Human Rights 1994-1995

box-folder 17:1-4

Immigrants Rights 1993-1994

box-folder 17:5

Judaism: "Resource: A Guide to Jewish Life in Northern California" 1994

box-folder 17:6

Kaiser Local Union 250, Strike, Oakland, CA 1986

box-folder 17:7

Legislation Information 1987

box-folder 17:8

Lexington, KY Control Unit - mistreatment in a women's prison 1988

box-folder 17:9

Matrix Program, San Francisco - City actions against the homeless. Religious Witness with Homeless People 1994

box-folder 17:10

Multicultural information, research 1992

box-folder 17:11

Mumia Abu-Jamal, urgina a stay of execution 1995

box-folder 17:12-13

Native Americans, in defense of sacred lands 1988-1989

box-folder 17:14

Nestle Boycott 1989

box-folder 17:15

Nuclear Weapons, Activities at Laurence Livermore Laboratory 1993-1994

box-folder 17:16

Nurses and Hospital workers strike, San Francisco 1988

box-folder 17:17-19

Plant Closures Project 1981-1989

box-folder 17:20

Prisons - Pelican Bay, CA 1994

box-folder 17:21

Racism - "Racism in Theology: Theology Against Racism", Report of a Consultation, WCC Faith and Order Commission 1975

box-folder 17:22

Racism - "Responding Faithfully to the Quincentenary: A Study/Action Packet", NCC Racial Justice Working Group (500thAnniversary, Christopher Cojumbus) 1992

box-folder 17:23

Racism - "One Race: An Education Programme by Churches Commission for Racial Justice" undated

box-folder 17:24

Racism - "International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination and the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment" ca. 1992

box-folder 17:25

Re-imaging Our Faith, and its fallout 1993-1994

box-folder 17:26-28

Religious Right 1985, 1993-1995

box-folder 17:29

"Living Together: A Consultation on Roman Catholic Participation in State Ecumenical Agencies" 1988

box-folder 19:30

Sanctuary Churches 1988

box-folder 17:31

Welfare Reform - Study Guide from California Council of Churches 1995

box-folder 17:32

Women and Labor 1993

box 17:33-49; 18:1-42

Subseries C Countries 1977-1996

Physical Description: 25 folders

Scope and Content Note

Some of the files only contain material from and about the group or issue. Many will also contain material on programs or events which NCEC sponsored or participated in. See also Series 3: Programs, Projects, Conferences, and Events. There are some duplications of some programs, events, or groups.
box-folder 17:33

Armenia, Earthquake 1988

box-folder 17:34

Bahrain 1988-1989

box-folder 17:35

Bosnia 1994

box-folder 17:36-37

Central America 1984-1985

box-folder 17:38-41

Chile 1977-1989

box-folder 17:42

China 1983-1985

box-folder 17:43

Czechoslovak Church 1987

box-folder 17:44

East Timor 1995-1996

box-folder 17:45-49; 18:1-5

El Salvador - Includes the Going Home/Mesa Grande Committee 1980-1989

box-folder 18:6

Guatemala 1987-1989

box-folder 18:7

Haiti 1994

box-folder 18:8

Honduras 1989

box-folder 18:9

Ireland 1979

box-folder 18:10-11

Japan 1987-1988

box-folder 18:12-20

Korea - Includes reunification issues 1980, 1985-1989

box-folder 18:21

Mexico, Chiapas 1994-1995

box-folder 18:22-28

Middle East, Peace issues 1984-1995

box-folder 18:29

Nicaragua, Pastors for Peace 1987-1989

box-folder 18:30-34

North Korea 1984-1986

box-folder 18:35

Panama 1977

box-folder 18:36

Peru, Eco-Andes 1989

box-folder 18:37-40

Philippines 1978, 1986-1989

box-folder 18:41

Singapore, Student Christian Movement 1987

box-folder 18:42

Soviet Union, U.S.-USSR Bridges for Peace: A Citizens Project for American-Soviet Dialogue 1989

box 19

Newsletter: "The Church at Work" 11/1946 - 1/1968


See also Box 2:38; and Box 5:4.