Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Rest In Peace

Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
(June 1, 1924 - April 12, 2006) was a liberal clergyman and long-time peace activist with international stature. He was a CIA agent, and later chaplain of Yale University where the influence of Reinhold Niebuhr's social philosophy led him to become a leader in the civil-rights and peace movements of the 1960s and 1970s. He went on to serve as Senior Minister at the Riverside Church in New York City, and President of SANE/Freeze (now Peace Action), the nation's largest peace and justice group, and has prominently opposed U.S. military intervention from the Vietnam War to the Iraq War.

Rev. William Sloane Coffin Jr. died today at his home, his daughter said.

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