William Sloan Coffin: A Powerful Witness for Peace and Justice
One of my heroes of faith died yesterday. Although I did not know him personally, to those of us who struggle every Sunday in the pulpit to preach the prophetic word, to those of us who organize people in the neighborhoods and to those of us who speak truth to power, Bill Coffin was a rare role model. I took courage from him, knowing that I was not alone; that there were giants of the faith who stood for the same things for which I stood.
The NCC website has reflections from Bob Edgar (General Secretary, NCC), Joe Hough (President, Union Theological Seminary) and Sam Kobia (General Secretary, World Council of Churches). Click here to read them: http://www.ncccusa.org/news/060412coffin.html
Click here for his obituary in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/13/us/13coffin.html?