As chaplain of Yale University in the ’60s and ’70s, Coffin be came one of the best known — and most controversial — figures not only against the war, but also in the civil rights movement and the campaign for a freeze on nuclear weapons. Throughout his life, Coffin preached that social justice was central to Christianity.
The outspoken president of the National Association of Evangelicals Ted Haggard resigned because of a sex and drug scandal. His interim successor, Rev. Leith Anderson, insists the resignation will have no effect on the health of the NAE, which he describes as a group that is increasingly diverse. More
Hispanics are now the largest minority in America. Most Latinos are Democrats, but in recent elections, more and more have voted Republican. But the debates over immigration reform could change that, as many Hispanics favor more liberal immigration policies than most Republicans have supported. More
Church leaders are banding together across denominational lines to encourage more young people to consider ministry.
Remarks were delivered by Bill Moyers at the funeral service for William Sloane Coffin on April 20, 2006, at Riverside Memorial Church in New York City.