Cleveland, Ohio, United StatesNewsletter: SHARE SHEET
The United Church of Christ (UCC) denomination was formed in 1957. The UCC formed the Council for Christian Social Action (CCSA) soon after its founding. CCSA became the Center for Social Action (CSA). CCSA/CSA was based in New York, New York. The United Church of Christ also had an office in Washington, D.C. during the 1970s-1990s called the Office of Church in Society to address issues of U.S. policy, including issues concerning Africa. UCC members in at least three parts of the country created task forces on southern Africa. These were in the UCC Massachsuetts Association, the UCC Potomac Association (in the Washington, D.C. area) and in Chicago, centered at the Wellington Avenue Church.Related ArchiveTitle:
Gretchen Eick Southern Africa collectionTime Span:
Gretchen Eick was Policy Advocate on Military and Foreign Policy at the United Church of Christ (UCC) Office of Church in Society in Washington, D.C. from October 1977 to October 1987. Before joining the staff of the Office of Church in Society, she worked at the Washington Office on Africa, sponsored by a number of national denominational agencies. Eick also participated in the Southern Africa task Force of the Potomac Association of the United Church of Christ, a voluntary group of members of churches in the metropolitan region of Washington, D.C. This collection includes only materials about Southern Africa and U.S. policy. Includes several items written by Eick. It includes material by the UCC Potomac Association Task Force on Southern Africa and the UCC Massachusetts Conference Task Force on Southern Africa. The collection also includes material by the Mennonite Central Committee, Union of American Hebrew Congregations Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism and a number of other organizations. Archives deposited by Gretchen Eick.
Michigan State University Library, Special CollectionsLocation:
100 Library, East Lansing, MI 48824, United StatesCatalog/Finding Aid: viewPhone:
517-353-8700Related Website: http://www.lib.msu.edu/spc/index/
United Church of Christ ArchivesDescription:
Archives of the United Church of Christ (UCC). The archives presumably includes material related to its support for African struggles against colonialism and apartheid including UCC's Center for Social Action (based in New York) and the Office of Church in Society (based in Washington, D.C.). It may include material of other UCC offices and unites around the United States.