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Universal Christian Council for Life and Work records, 1924 -- 1939

Summary Information

Abstract

The Universal Christian Council for Life and Work (UCCLW) encompassed Protestant and Orthodox churches, and was designed to think about the Church's practical role in society. The collection contains preparatory documents, minutes of meetings, committee reports, pamphlets, presentations from conferences, and other material relating to the Universal Christian Council for Life and Work.

At a Glance

Bib ID 10735352 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Universal Christian Council for Life and Work
Title Universal Christian Council for Life and Work records, 1924 -- 1939
Physical Description 1 linear feet (1 linear feet; 2 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is open for research.

Onsite storage.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one series in rough chronological order.

Description

Scope and Contents

This collection contains preparatory documents, minutes of meetings, committee reports, pamphlets, presentations from conferences, and other material relating to the Universal Christian Council for Life and Work.

Burke Library record group:

William Adams Brown Ecumenical Library Archives

Using the Collection

Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Onsite storage.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Information concerning copyright, fair use, and reproduction requests can be consulted at Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office.

Preferred Citation

Item description, WAB: Universal Christian Council for Life and Work records, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Related Materials

WAB: World Council of Churches records, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Custodial History

This collection is part of the William Adams Brown Ecumenical Library Archives, which was founded in 1945 by the Union Theological Seminary Board of Directors. Given that they include notes and correspondence from W. A. Brown, they may be the material he gathered from his involvement in the council rather than institutional records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The exact provenance of this collection is unknown.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Processing Information

Metal clips and staples were removed from materials and folded items were flattened. Materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. The finding aid was created by Cécile Queffélec and Brigette C. Kamsler in 2014 with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2022.

Revision Description

2022-03-01 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Life and Work Movement was started after World War One by the preparation of the Universal Christian Conference on Life and Work held in Stockholm in 1925. It was an Ecumenical attempt for Orthodox and Protestant churches to try and reach consensus about the practical activities of Church and their relationship to states and society. A continuation committee and then the more organized Universal Christian Council for Life and Work carried on the work of the Stockholm conference through several meetings and research activities. This culminated to the Oxford Conference on Church, Community and State in 1937. The Life and Work Movement was a part of the Ecumenical movements of the early 20th century that led to the creation of the World Council of Churches in 1937-1938. It was merged in the World Council of Churches, along with the Faith and Order Movement.

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Universal Christian Council for Life and Work records, 1924 -- 1939

This series is open for research.

1 linear feet; 1 linear foot; 2 boxes

This series contains preparatory documents, minutes of meetings, committee reports, pamphlets, presentations from conferences, and other material relating to the Universal Christian Council for Life and Work.

This series is arranged in rough chronological order.



Box 1 Folder 1 American section – Preparation of the 1925 Stockholm Conference, 1924


Box 1 Folder 2 Universal Conference for Life and Work, Stockholm, 1925


Box 1 Folder 3 Continuation Committee: Winchester meeting, 1927


Box 1 Folder 4 Continuation Committee: Prague meeting, 1928


Box 1 Folder 5 Continuation Committee: Eisenbach meeting: invitations, preliminary work, reports, 1929


Box 1 Folder 6-7 Continuation Committee: Eisenbach meeting: reports from commissions, 1929


Box 1 Folder 8 Continuation Committee: Eisenbach meeting: minutes, liturgy, 1929


Box 1 Folder 9 American Section, minutes from meetings, 1928 -- 1929


Box 1 Folder 10 Answer of Archbishop Söderblom to the Encyclical letter "De vera religionis unitate fovenda", 1928


Box 1 Folder 11 Chamby-sur-Montreux Meeting: Administrative and Executive committees: minutes, time tables, reports, 1935


Box 1 Folder 12 Chamby-sur-Montreux Meeting: Notes by William Adams Brown, 1935


Box 1 Folder 13 Chamby-sur-Montreux Meeting: "The Christian View of Man", by William Adams Brown, 1935


Box 1 Folder 14 Chamby-sur-Montreux Meeting: Preparation for 1937 World Conference, reports from commissions, 1935


Box 1 Folder 15 Chamby-sur-Montreux Meeting: General, 1936


Box 1 Folder 16 Chamby-sur-Montreux Meeting: Administrative Committee, 1936


Box 1 Folder 17 Chamby-sur-Montreux Meeting: Committee for German Refugees, 1936


Box 1 Folder 18 Chamby-sur-Montreux Meeting: reports from sections and committees, 1936


Box 1 Folder 19 Chamby-sur-Montreux Meeting: Preparation of the 1937 Oxford Conference, 1936


Box 1 Folder 20 Consultative Groups of the Ecumenical Movement, 1933 -- 1937


Box 1 Folder 21 Research Department, Theologian's Commission, Department of Education and Expansion, 1932


Box 1 Folder 22 Research Department and Theologian's Commission – Ecumenical Study Conference, Rengsdorf, 1933-03


Box 1 Folder 23 Research Department and Theologian's Commission – Orthodox Study Conference, Bucarest, 1933-03


Box 1 Folder 24 Research Department -- Ecumenical Study Conference, 1934


Box 1 Folder 25 Research Department – Meetings Reports/Minutes, 1934 -- 1939


Box 1 Folder 26 Research Department – General, 1933



Box 2 Folder 1 Research Department – Pamphlets, 1934 -- 1935


Box 2 Folder 2 "The Attitude of Christian Thought in America toward Current Problems of Christian Ethics", William Adams Brown, circa 1930 -- 1939


Box 2 Folder 3 Second and Third Ecumenical Seminars, Geneva (programs), 1935 -- 1936


Box 2 Folder 4 Correspondence – William Adams Brown, J. H. Oldham, William L. Savage, 1936


Box 2 Folder 5 "Resolution passed by the Presidents of the European-Continental, British and Orthodox Section of the Oecumenical Council of Life and Work (Stockholm World Conference) regarding the Religious Persecution in Russia", circa 1936


Box 2 Folder 6 Report of the Activities of the Universal Christian Council, 1935


Box 2 Folder 7 Stockholm World Conference: Programs, constitutions, pamphlets, 1925


Box 2 Folder 8-9 Stockholm World Conference: reports and pamphlets, 1925


Box 2 Folder 10 Stockholm World Conference: Typed lists of contents, 1925