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Saving FaithMaking Religious Pluralism an American Value at the Dawn of the Secular Age$
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David Mislin

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780801453946

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801453946.001.0001

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Proclaiming Common Ground

Proclaiming Common Ground

The Goodwill Movement and the Shaping of a Jewish-Christian America

(p.140) 6 Proclaiming Common Ground
Saving Faith

David Mislin

Cornell University Press

This chapter studies the goodwill movement of the 1920s, which aimed to create national institutions to promote greater sympathy among Protestants, Catholics, and Jews. The Goodwill Dinner, held on February 23, 1926, embodied a spirit of interfaith comity while also reflecting the desire among liberal Protestants to establish national organizations with Catholics and Jews to promote religious diversity in the US. This emerging interfaith movement is best considered through the lens of three groups: the Federal Council's Committee on Goodwill between Jews and Christians, the American Association on Religion in Colleges and Universities, and the Amos Society. All three groups provided the bridge connecting the evolving attitudes about pluralism among liberal Protestants with the values of a Judeo-Christian America. It was also this movement that began to expand discussions of pluralism beyond the realm of the religious and into areas of race and ethnicity.

Keywords:   1920s goodwill movement, The Goodwill Dinner, liberal Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Committee on Goodwill, Amos Society

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