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.
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.
Read Bob Abernethy’s full interview with William Sloane Coffin.
Read recollections of William Sloane Coffin by the Rev. Thomas B. Chittick, Lutheran campus minister at Yale in the 1970s and Rev. Philip Zaeder former chaplain and dean of the faculty at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.