Swarthmore College Peace Collection


World Conference on Religion and Peace Records, 1967-1995

Collection: DG 078


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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Email: wchmiel@swarthmore.edu (curator)
URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
World Conference on Religion and Peace
Title
World Conference on Religion and Peace Records
Inclusive Dates
1967-1995
Call Number
DG 078

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
43.5 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
The World Conference on Religion and Peace (WCRP) is an international organization of representatives of the world's major religious traditions who meet to study and act upon global problems affecting peace, justice, and human survival. Five world conferences have been held (Kyoto, 1970; Louvain, 1974; Princeton, 1979; Nairobi, 1984; and Melbourne, 1989) as well as numerous regional assemblies. From 1970-1984, the international headquarters in New York was directed by Homer A. Jack, Secretary-General. The headquarters was moved to Geneva, Switzerland in 1984, with John B. Taylor as Secretary-General. The collection includes meeting minutes (1970-1987); correspondence (1968-1984); WCRP publications, reports, press releases, financial records, Homer Jack's notes and memoranda on meetings, photographs and sound tape recordings. Materials relating to the major world conferences include minutes of preparatory committees, correspondence with participants, background material, and conference documents, resolutions, and reports. Major subject areas are disarmament and human rights.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
This collection is stored off site. Please contact SCPC staff at least two weeks in advance of planned visit to allow for retrieval of this collection.
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of World Conference on Religion and Peace, 1970-1989 [acc. 70-100, 72-229, 74A-014, 74A-043, 77A-093, 80A-023, 81A-025, 81A-129, 81A-131, 83A-042, 84A-003, 89A-087]
Processing Information
Processed by Eleanor M. Barr, June 1984; checklist revised October1989; checklist revised by Anne Yoder, September 2007
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the World Conference on Religion and Peace Records (DG 078), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record


Related Collections
Homer Jack (DG 063)
NGO Committee on Disarmament (DG 139)
World Conference on Religion and Peace (USA) (DG 059)

Historical Background
The World Conference on Religion and Peace (WCRP), was "a world-wide movement, consisting of men and women of faith who meet to share their concerns about the many factors and situations which threaten world peace and deny human dignity. While acknowledging that religious elements have aggravated rather than reconciled existing tensions and conflicts, yet we would work together as religious people and with all people of good-will for the realization of a world free of violence -- a world in which all people may live in freedom, justice, and peace." [quoted from the brochure announcing the Fourth World Assembly in August 1984]

The first World Conference on Religion and Peace (1st world assembly) was held in Kyoto, Japan, in October 1970, but the idea for holding such a conference is attributed to the dreams of four religious leaders in the United States who began meeting in the fall of 1962. Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath, Dr. Dana McLean Greeley, Bishop John Wesley Lord, and Bishop John Wright, together with several others, arranged two conferences in the U.S. (the first in January 1964 in New York and a second, much larger, National Inter-Religious Conference on Peace in Washington in March 1966) before deciding to explore the possibilities for a world-wide conference of religious leaders. In 1967, Homer A. Jack and Herschel Halbert traveled to Asia to seek out sympathetic partners with whom they could work to plan for a world conference. In January 1968, a group of 20 Americans undertook a round-the-world peace mission, with stops in Geneva, Rome, Istanbul, and Jerusalem to consult with top representatives of four major world religions. The trip included a week-long International Inter-Religious Symposium on Peace in New Delhi (sponsored by the U.S. Inter-Religious Committee on Peace and the Gandhi Peace Foundation) and a Japanese-American Inter-Religious Consultation on Peace held on January 22, 1968, in Kyoto. Based on the success of these meetings, an Interim Advisory Committee (composed of religious leaders primarily from India, Japan, and the U.S.) was formed which gathered in Istanbul in February 1969 to explore convening a world conference. This led to the formation of a Preparatory Committee for a World Conference on Religion and Peace which met in July and December 1969. Archbishop Angelo I. Fernandes agreed to serve as President of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, with Rev. Nikkyo Niwano and Dr. Dana McLean Greeley as co-chairmen. Homer A. Jack, then working for the Unitarian Universalist Association in Boston, became Secretary-Genera, working first in Boston and later in Japan.

The Kyoto Conference (1st world assembly) brought together about 250 delegates from ten major religions and from 39 nations to discuss the areas of disarmament, development, and human rights. The focus of attention was religion as applied to current world problems, not religion itself. The final plenary session of this assembly endorsed the recommendation of the Conference Follow-Up Committee that a continuing organization be established, to be called the World Conference of Religion for Peace. (This name was used until 1974 when it again became the World Conference on Religion and Peace.) A Board of Directors was formed, which elected Archbishop Angelo I. Fernandes as President (in which capacity he served from 1970 to 1984), and six vice-presidents. Homer A. Jack was appointed as Secretary-General, and pledges were received to cover the first year's budget of $65,000.

In December l970, the international headquarters of WCRP were opened at the Church Center for the United Nations in New York, New York. The organization was immediately granted status as an international organization associated with the Office of Public Information at the United Nations. The international headquarters of WCRP remained in New York until the retirement of Homer A. Jack as Secretary-General in December 1983. Following the appointment of Dr. John B. Taylor as Secretary-General, it was decided to move the international headquarters to Geneva, Switzerland, early in 1984.

Initially, the major support for WCRP, financial and otherwise, came from Japan and the United States. Through the years, a network of regional and national committees of WCRP were developed throughout the world. The European Secretariat of the WCRP was established in 1974. Dr. Maria A. Lucker served as Secretary-General of this group from 1974 until her death in November 1983. She was succeeded by Dr. Norbert Klaes, formerly Associate Secretary of WCRP/International. The Asian Conference on Religion and Peace, with headquarters in Singapore, was established in 1976. Mehervan Singh served as Secretary-General. In addition to these regional groups, national WCRP groups have been established in at least 17 countries (by mid-l983), with regular contacts in many other countries.

Four other world conferences have been held since the Kyoto Conference in 1970. The Second World Conference on Religion and Peace (2nd world assembly) was held at Louvain, Belgium, from August 28 - September 3, 1974. Attended by participants from 50 countries, the general theme of this assembly was "Religion and the Quality of Life." It was more of a working conference than the 1st assembly, with more time spent in four simultaneous commissions (disarmament and security, economic development and human liberation, human rights and fundamental freedoms, and environment and survival), and in working parties and panel discussions. The Louvain Declaration, adopted overwhelmingly, was widely distributed after the assembly.

The Third World Conference on Religion and Peace (3rd world assembly) was held in Princeton, New Jersey, from August 29 - September 7, 1979, on the theme "Religion in the Struggle for World Community." Three hundred fifty persons from 47 countries attended, including a delegation from China. The program of included visits to the United Nations and to Washington, DC. A Fourth World Assembly was held August 23 - 31, 1984, in Nairobi, Kenya. Nearly 600 participants from 60 countries met to address the theme: "Religions for Human Dignity and World Peace." The Fifth World Assembly was held in January 1989 in Melbourne, Australia.

Numerous smaller conferences/consultations among national and regional WCRP groups have been held in addition to these major world conferences. These include several Inter-Religious Consultations on Japanese-American Relations (1968, 1972, 1983), two Asian Conferences on Religion and Peace (Singapore, 1976; New Delhi, 1981), a North American Consultation on Religion and Peace (1972), and an All Africa Assembly on Religion and Peace (1983), among others.

In addition to holding conferences of religious leaders, WCRP was involved in several education/action/service programs. The first of these was the Boat People Project in 1976-1977, established by the Asian Conference on Religion and Peace and the World Conference on Religion and Peace early in December 1976. Thich Nhat Hanh was the initial Director of the Project but was relieved of responsibility in mid-February 1977, when the two ships at sea (chartered by WCRP) -- with a total of 555 refugees on board -- was finding it extremely difficult to find permanent homes for these "boat people." The Board of the Boat People Project announced in March that the Project would terminate when passengers from both ships were given permanent asylum. It was not until September 1977 that all passengers had disembarked, and many were still living in refugee camps awaiting permanent resettlement. Substantial donations were received from all religions and all continents to meet the costs of this Project.

A second attempt to help victims of a war-torn country was the WCRP Khmer Fund (October 1979 - May 1980) and the WCRP Khmer Program (May 1980 - May 1981). This effort was initiated at the 3rd assembly when the Board of Directors asked the Secretary-General to explore possibilities for a project relating to Kampuchea (Cambodia). Both Homer Jack and Howard Schomer (on loan from the United Church Board of World Ministries to serve WCRP as Associate Secretary for Kampuchean Issues) traveled to Bangkok and visited the Thai-Kampuchean border to seek ways of helping the Khmer people. After consulting with many people, the WCRP team developed a six-point program and agreed to hire a Director for one year. David R. Hawk was hired for this position in May 1980. The central purpose of the Program was to "work for the physical and cultural survival of the Khmer people...., seek to help them in their emergency relief needs, and to attain justice and peace." A series of WCRP Reports on Kampuchea was issued from 1978-1981.

In November 1981, a third major action project was launched when it was decided to send Multi-Religious Missions to five world capitals (Beijing, London, Moscow, Paris, Washington) to discuss disarmament issues, particularly the Second United Nations Special Session on Disarmament which was to be held in June 1982. A 10-person team of WCRP leaders from around the world visited Beijing in May 1982 for discussions with Chinese leaders. No other Missions were actually held, although preliminary consultations were held in London and Washington.

Since the establishment of its headquarters near the United Nations in New York City, WCRP was a close observer of United Nations discussion and activity, particularly in the areas of disarmament, development, and human rights. After being granted consultative status with ECOSOC in 1973, the WCRP and its representatives were given certain privileges to submit communications and in other ways to attempt to influence the policies of the United Nations Homer Jack wrote many memos, articles and reports on issues which were distributed to United Nations' delegates and to representatives of other non-governmental organizations (NGOs). WCRP cooperated with other NGOs, both in ad hoc committees and in ongoing organizations such as the NGO Committee on Human Rights and the NGO Committee on Disarmament (at United Nations Headquarters). Homer Jack served as chairman of the latter group from its establishment in 1973 until he retired from the WCRP in December 1983. He was a frequent observer at United Nations special conferences (e.g. World Food Conference, 1974; Review Conferences on the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, 1975 and 1980) and was very active during preparations for the two United Nations Special Sessions on Disarmament (1978, 1982).

In addition, WCRP arranged special visits to the United Nations by WCRP representatives, including the Inter-Religious Presence at the United Nations during the 26th United Nations General Assembly (1971), a Japanese Peace Mission to the United Nations (1973), and a visit to the United Nations during WCRP's 3rd assembly. The WCRP office often served as a hospitality and information center for WCRP representatives visiting the United Nations and arranged numerous meetings and receptions for the United Nations community.

Major WCRP publications include the unabridged proceedings of the first four world assemblies, and two books on the United Nations Special Sessions on Disarmament (Disarmament Workbook: The United Nations Special Session and Beyond and Disarm--or Die; the Second United Nations Special Session on Disarmament). A newsletter is published regularly (Beyond Kyoto, 1971-1974; Religion for Peace, 1974-date). Over 100 WCRP Reports have appeared since 1971, mainly on United Nations topics. In addition, numerous leaflets and pamphlets have been published to publicize WCRP activity and to focus on areas of concern to the organization.

[Note: This organization's name, as of 2007, is the World Conference of Religions for Peace. See their web site at http://info@wcrp.org.]

Collection Overview
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for the records of the international secretariat of the World Conference on Religion and Peace (WCRP). Included in the collection are meeting minutes (1970-1981) of the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, the Governing Committee, and of WCRP regional and national groups; correspondence (1968-1982); WCRP publications, reports, press releases; financial records; Homer A. Jack's notes and memoranda on meetings; photographs and sound tape recordings.

Material relating to the major world conferences/assemblies include meeting minutes of international preparatory committees, background papers, correspondence with and biographical information about participants, conference documents and resolutions, releases, newsclippings, and published reports. The unabridged proceedings of each conference are available in the SCPC Book Collection.

Records of WCRP/International include correspondence with and reports of the two regional groups (Asian Conference on Religion and Peace and WCRP/Europe) and of national groups, particularly the Japanese Committee of WCRP and WCRP/USA (formerly the U.S. Inter-Religious Committee on Peace). Additional material on WCRP/USA is available in Document Group 059.

In addition, the collection includes material on topics which have been of concern to WCRP such as disarmament, human rights, the Vietnam war, and emergency situations in Bangladesh (1971-1972), India (1975- 1976), and Kampuchea (1979-1981). Reports, articles and memoranda by Homer A. Jack on these topics or issues are often supplemented by material from other organizations or United Nations documents.

Among the correspondents are William Frary von Blomberg, Balfour Brickner, S. K. Chaturvedi, R. R. Diwaker, George H. Dunne, Maurice N. Eisendrath, Angelo I. Fernandes, Dana McLean Greeley, David R. Hawk, Floyd Honey, Homer A. Jack, N. C. Kasliwal, Yasuo Katsuyama, Marjorie Keenan, Bruce Kent, Inamullah Khan, Suchart Kosolkitiwong, Wendell B. Kramer, Maria Alberta Lucker, Carel ter Maat, T. K. Mahadevan, Marcos G. McGrath, David McReynolds, Toshio Miyake, Robert de Montvalon, Masuo Nezu, Thich Nhat Hanh, Nikkyo Niwano, Philip Noel-Baker, Shuten Oishi, Gedong Bagoes Oka, Radhakrishna, Douglas Roche, Gerta Scharffenorth, Howard Schomer, Mehervan Singh, Son Sann, Son Soubert, Willie Tay Khim San, Sujan Singh Uban, August Vanistendael, Herman Will, Jr., J. Duncan Wood, and Andre C. Zaoui.

These records were processed under N.E.H. Grant No. RC-20111-81-1655.

Books, periodicals, audiovisual material and photographs have been removed from the collection and can be found in the appropriate section of SCPC. Removal forms for periodicals and general reference material found in accessions of Homer A. Jack and WCRP material are filed in DG 063.

Arrangement of Collection
The records of the World Conference on Religion and Peace came to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection in numerous accessions since 1970. Most of these contained material in addition to WCRP records: personal papers of Homer A. Jack, items relating to the U.S. Inter-Religious Committee on Peace (later WCRP/USA), records of the NGO Committee on Disarmament (at United Nations Headquarters) of which Homer Jack was chairman, as well as material on other organizations and reference material on topics of interest to Homer Jack and to the WCRP. Much of the non-WCRP material was removed and filed in other collections.

The records of the WCRP are arranged in several series, each covering a particular time period. It was decided that the major world conferences would determine the period of time to be included in each series. Additional material, received through mailings from the WCRP up through 1995, is in the final box.




Archived Web Sites of the World Conference on Religion and Peace

These web sites were created by the national office of the World Conference on Religion and Peace. Beginning in 2000 the Wayback Machine of the Internet Archives (IA) cached WCRP's web site. Please check both URLs listed as there are some each may list different dates on which web sites were saved.

The links are provided here for the convenience of researchers interested in the history of WCRP's web presence. The Swarthmore College Peace Collection has no control over the web sites or how they are saved by IA.

Dates of web sites marked with an * indicate a change in that site from the last saved web site.


http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.wcrp.org/
http://wayback.archive-it.org/223/*/http://www.wcrp.org/




Detailed Description of the Collection

SERIES I: WCRP, 1967-1971
Box 1 off-site
Checklist
Preliminary meetings, 1967-1969
U.S. Inter-Religious Committee on Peace, 1968-1970
Exploratory Mission by Herschel Halbert and Homer A. Jack, 1967
International Inter-Religious Symposium on Peace, New Delhi (India), 1968 (January)
Japanese-American Inter-Religious Consultation on Peace, Kyoto (Japan), 1968 (January)
Report of world trip of U.S. Religious Leaders, 1968 (January)

Box 2 off-site
Preliminary meetings, 1967-1969
Interim Advisory Committee for a World Conference on Religion and Peace, 1968-1969
Meeting minutes
Membership
Finances
G. Ramachandran: trip to the U.S., 1968 [cancelled]
Correspondence of Homer Jack, 1968 (February-October)
Istanbul Conference: Interim Advisory Committee, 1969 (February)

Box 3 off-site
Preliminary meetings, 1967-1969
Preparatory Committee for a World Conference on Religion and Peace: meeting minutes, 1969-1970
Preparatory Committee for a World Conference on Religion and Peace: correspondence; memos
Executive Committee of Preparatory Committee, Boston Meeting, 1969 (July)
Preparatory Committee, Kyoto Meeting, 1969 (December)
1st World Conference on Religion and Peace, 1970 (October)
Executive Committee/Steering Committee of First World Conference on Religion and Peace, 1970

Box 4 off-site
General
Organizational handbooks
Logo
Sample copies/forms
1st World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, 1970 (October)
Hotels; Kyoto International Conference Hall
Staff
Non-elective positions
Correspondence with U.S. Committee, 1970
Correspondence with Dana McLean Greeley, 1969-1970

Box 5 off-site
1st World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, 1970 (October)
Correspondence with Japanese Committee, 1969-1970
Japanese Committee: reports and pamphlets
Correspondence with Tatsuo Miyake, 1970
Correspondence with India Committee, 1969-1970 [includes reports]
Correspondence with Angelo Fernandes, 1969-1970
Correspondence with the Vatican, 1969-1970
Correspondence with the World Council of Churches, 1969-1970
Correspondence (miscellaneous), 1969-1970

Box 6 off-site
1st World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, 1970 (October)
Contacts/addresses
Correspondence with participants: Africa
Correspondence with participants: Asia
Correspondence with participants: Australia/New Zealand
Correspondence with participants: Canada
Correspondence with participants: Cuba
Correspondence with participants: Europe
Correspondence with participants: India
Correspondence with participants: Indonesia
Correspondence with participants: Latin America
Correspondence with participants: Pakistan
Correspondence with participants: Singapore

Box 7 off-site
1st World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, 1970 (October)
Correspondence with participants: Socialist countries
Correspondence with participants: United Arab Republic
Correspondence with participants: United States
Correspondence with participants: Vietnam

Box 8 off-site
1st World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, 1970 (October)
Participant lists
Statistics
Correspondence with fraternal delegates and observers
Correspondence with sponsors and consultants
Correspondence with guests and visitors
Correspondence with (possible?) participants from miscellaneous religions
Invitation to Chinese participants
Non-attendees

Box 9 off-site
1st World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, 1970 (October)
Biographical forms for participants [some include photographs]
Questionnaires for participants (re: arrival, workshop, panels, diet)

Box 10 off-site
1st World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, 1970 (October)
Consultation on Inter-Religious Dialogue, October 13-15, 1970
Program material
Speakers
Messages to the Conference
International Message Committee
Prayer services
Follow-Up Committee
Press relations
Criticism of conference

Box 11 off-site
1st World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, 1970 (October)
Post-conference events
Evaluation study
Misc. conference materials
Panels: reports and statements
Outside documents

Box 12 off-site
1st World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, 1970 (October)
Documents (in English)

Box 13 off-site
1st World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, 1970 (October)
Documents (in Japanese)

Box 14 off-site
1st World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, 1970 (October)
Responses to the assembly
Thank-you letters
Essay "The World Conference of Religion for Peace" by Homer A. Jack, 1971 (January)
Mss. "Inter-Religious Dialogue for Peace" by Homer A. Jack, 1971
Published reports from various countries, 1971-1972
Correspondence re: printing of proceedings, 1970-1973
Distribution of proceedings to libraries, 1974-1975
"Reviews of Religion for Peace: Proceedings of the Kyoto Conference on Religion and Peace"

Box 15 off-site
General
Finances, 1969-1971

Box 16 off-site
General
Publicity, 1969-1971

Box 17 off-site
General
Asian Ecumenical Conference for Development, Tokyo (Japan), 1970 (July) [co-sponsored by EACC and SODEPAX]


SERIES II: WCRP, 1970-1974 (continued)
Box 1 off-site
General
By-laws; corporation members, [1971?]
Officers and Board of Directors
Meeting minutes, 1971-1974
Meetings, 1971-1974
Reports of the Secretary-General, 1970-1974
Honorary sponsors, 1971-1972
Liaison Committee, 1971-1973
United Nations accreditation

Box 2 off-site
General
U.S. Inter-Religious Committee on Peace, 1970-1974
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, 1972-1973
Project Religion and Disarmament, 1971-1973
Disarmament Report, 1971-l974

Box 3 off-site
General
Japanese Committee of WCRP
Correspondence and publications, 1970-1974
Correspondence with Indian leaders of WCRP, 1970-1974

Box 4 off-site
General
Correspondence with Angelo Fernandes, 1970-1974
Correspondence with Dana McLean Greeley, 1971-1974
Correspondence with Maria A. Lucker, 1971-1974
Correspondence with Philip Noel-Baker, 1971-1974

Box 5 off-site
General
General Correspondence, 1970

Box 6 off-site
General
General Correspondence, 1971

Box 7 off-site
General
General Correspondence, 1972

Box 8 off-site
General
General Correspondence, 1973

Box 9 off-site
General
General Correspondence, 1974

Box 10 off-site
General
Vietnam Project, 1970-1971
Canadian Conclave on Religion for Peace, 1971 (April)
East Pakistan/Bangladesh, 1971-1972
WCRP Appeal and other NGO activities
Articles and reports by Homer A. Jack
Inter-religious presence at the United Nations, 1971-1972
Action agendas, 1972
Inter-Religious Consultation on Japanese-American Relations. Hawaii, 1972 (June)

Box 11 off-site
General
Victorian Conference of Religions for Peace, Australia, 1972 (August)
North American Consultation on Religion and Peace, Wingspread (Wisconsin), 1972 (October)
U.S. peace organizations and the Soviet Peace Committee.
Discussions, 1973
Inter-Religious Peace Mission to the U.S. and the United Nations (Japanese WCRP), 1973 (November)

Box 12 off-site
General
Proposed projects (never attempted), 1971-1972
Publicity, 1971-1973

Box 13 off-site
2nd World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Louvain, Belgium, 1974 (August 28 - September 3)
Early plans
Correspondence with Germany, 1971-1973
Preparations, 1973
International Preparatory Committee, 1974
Executive Committee
European Advisory Committee
Belgian Host Committee
Correspondence with Rene-Louis Pirson, 1974
Correspondence with C. Ter Maat, 1973-1974
Correspondence with August Vanistendael, 1973-1974
Correspondence with the World Council of Churches and the Vatican, 1973-1974
Correspondence with the WCRP New York Office, 1974

Box 14 off-site
2nd World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Louvain, Belgium, 1974 (August 28 - September 3)
Handbook for the International Secretariat and the Executive Committee
Logo
Living arrangements
Travel arrangements
Translation and/or interpretation
Bookstore
Tour
Misc. re: assembly
Information about Louvain
Secretariat
Program Committee
Leadership
Working parties
Worship services
Follow-Up Committee
Greetings to the Conference
Press releases; press relations

Box 15 off-site
2nd World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Louvain, Belgium, 1974 (August 28 - September 3)
Correspondence with participants: Africa
Correspondence with participants: Australia
Correspondence with participants: Belgian leaders
Correspondence with participants: Canada
Correspondence with participants: European Catholics
Correspondence with participants: European Protestants
Correspondence with participants: Eastern Europe
Correspondence with participants: Germany
Correspondence with participants: India
Correspondence with participants: Philippines
Correspondence with participants: United Kingdom
Correspondence with participants: United States
Correspondence with participants: miscellaneous

Box 16 off-site
2nd World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Louvain, Belgium, 1974 (August 28 - September 3)
Correspondence with participants: Buddhists
Correspondence with participants: Hindus
Correspondence with participants: Jews
Correspondence with participants: Muslims
Correspondence with participants: Sikhs
Correspondence with participants: Zoroastrians
Correspondence with participants: potential participants who declined attendance

Box 17 off-site
2nd World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Louvain, Belgium, 1974 (August 28 - September 3)
Correspondence with participants: fraternal delegates
Correspondence with participants: consultants/experts
Correspondence with participants: observers, visitors and guests
Form letter and information memo to participants
Participant summaries
Misc. lists of participants
Information forms from participants

Box 18 off-site
2nd World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Louvain, Belgium, 1974 (August 28 - September 3)
Brochure
Program; conference workbook
Who's who at the assembly [includes photographs]
Daily newsletter
Documents (in French)
Unsolicited papers; Louvain Declaration; findings of assembly
Published reports from various countries, 1975-1976
Media coverage: articles and newsclippings

Box 19 off-site
2nd World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Louvain, Belgium, 1974 (August 28 - September 3)
Evaluation blanks
Follow-up correspondence, 1974 (September-December)
Editing of findings for publication
Material for publication of findings
Remarks made at assembly; notes; correspondence

Box 20 off-site
General
Finances
Material re: issues and activities (not specifically WCRP) with which WCRP and Homer A. Jack were concerned during 1970-1974 [not fully processed as of September 1989]

SERIES III: WCRP, 1975-1979

Box 1 off-site
General
By-laws, undated
Directory of national and regional committees, 1978
Officers and Board of Directors
Meeting minutes, 1975-1979
Meetings, 1975-1979
Finance Committee, 1975-1979
Financial records, 1977-1979
Publications, 1975-1979

Box 2 off-site
General
Correspondence with Angelo Fernandes (President, WCRP/International), 1975-1979
Correspondence with Asian Conference on Religion and Peace, 1979
Correspondence with WCRP/Canada, 1975-1979 [includes reports]
Correspondence with WCRP/India, 1975-1979 [includes reports]

Box 3 off-site
General
WCRP/Europe: meeting minutes and reports, 1976-1979
Correspondence with Maria A. Lucker, 1975-1979
United Kingdom and Ireland group, 1975-1979
Netherlands group, 1976-1978

Box 4 off-site
General
Correspondence with Japanese Committee of WCRP, 1975-1979 [includes reports]

Box 5 off-site
General
Correspondence with U.S. Inter-Religious Committee on Peace, 1975
Correspondence with WCRP/USA, 1975-1978 [includes financial records]
WCRP/USA Consultation re: 3rd Assembly of the WCRP, 1978 (April)
Correspondence with Dana McLean Greeley, 1975-1979
Reports of the WCRP/USA, 1975-1979

Box 6 off-site
General
General Correspondence, 1975

Box 7 off-site
General
General Correspondence, 1976

Box 8 off-site
General
General Correspondence, 1977

Box 9 off-site
General
General Correspondence, 1978

Box 10 off-site
General
General Correspondence, 1979

Box 11 off-site
General
Correspondence of Sister Marjorie Keenan (Associate Secretary, WCRP/International), 1978-1980

Box 12 off-site
General
Asian Conference on Religion and Peace, 1975-1978
Preparatory meetings, 1975-1976
Conference, Singapore, 1976 (November)
Formation of ongoing organization, 1977
Resolution on Disarmament, 1978

Box 13 off-site
Boat People Project, 1976-1977 [rescue project of the World Conference on Religion and Peace and the Asian Conference on Religion and Peace]
Reports
Correspondence
Individual dossiers
Finances
Newsclippings
Notes by Homer A Jack, [1979?]

Box 14 off-site
Boat People Project, 1976-1977 [rescue project of the World Conference on Religion and Peace and the Asian Conference on Religion and Peace]
Reference material re: Indochina refugees
U.S. hearings, 1975-1978
UNHCR reports, 1976-1977
Reports, articles and newsclippings

Box 15 off-site
General
Statement on Strengthening the Role of International NGOs in the Field of Disarmament, 1976
United Nations Special Session on Disarmament, 1978
WCRP Reports, 1976-1977 [see also Series V]
WCRP publications, 1976-1978
Disarmament Workbook: reviews, 1979
Conferences attended by Homer A. Jack, 1977-1978
Inter-Religious Consultation, 1977 (November)
NGO Day (WCRP), June 12, 1978
Articles mentioning WCRP or Homer A. Jack, 1978
Material from other NGOs mentioning WCRP or Homer A. Jack, 1977-1978

Box 16 off-site
General
Homer A. Jack trip to India/Bangladesh, 1975 (March-April)
Homer A. Jack trip to Australia/New Zealand, 1976 (December)
Correspondence before trip/s
Correspondence; programs; newsclippings
Homer A. Jack trip to Africa, 1977 (December) - 1978 (January)
Homer A. Jack trip to Europe, India and Japan, 1978 (December) - 1979 (January)

Box 17 off-site
3rd World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Princeton, New Jersey, 1979 (August 29 - September 7)
Exploratory Committee, 1975-1976
International Preparatory Committee, 1977-1979
New Executive, 1977-1978

Box 18 off-site
3rd World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Princeton, New Jersey, 1979 (August 29 - September 7)
Venues considered, 1977-1978
Correspondence with Princeton Theological Seminary, 1978-1979
Princeton housing
Treadway Inn, Princeton (New Jersey)
Arrangements
Princeton: city
Buses
Interpretation equipment
Folders; badges
Youth tour, Japanese Committee of WCRP
Proposal for photographic exhibit
Program plans, 1978-1979
Opening service, St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, New York, August 30, 1979
United Nations visit, August 30, 1979
Presentation to WCRP founders, August 30, 1979
Einstein Day, September 5, 1979
Washington visit, September 6, 1979
Religious services: correspondence and guidelines

Box 19 off-site
3rd World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Princeton, New Jersey, 1979 (August 29 - September 7)
Participants
Chinese delegation
Consultants; experts
Speakers
Correspondence re: papers
Papers (individual)
Annotations
Messages to the assembly
Secretariat
Building Beyond WCRP III Committee

Box 20 off-site
3rd World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Princeton, New Jersey, 1979 (August 29 - September 7)
Invitations to participants

Box 21 off-site
3rd World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Princeton, New Jersey, 1979 (August 29 - September 7)
Acceptances

Box 22 off-site
3rd World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Princeton, New Jersey, 1979 (August 29 - September 7)
Acceptances: observers
Acceptances: subsidy
Correspondence with non-participants

Box 23 off-site
3rd World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Princeton, New Jersey, 1979 (August 29 - September 7)
Biographical forms from participants

Box 24 off-site
3rd World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Princeton, New Jersey, 1979 (August 29 - September 7)
Brochure
Program
Biographies
Table of contents; unabridged proceedings
Addresses (speeches)
Findings: Commissions I -III
Findings: Seminars A-C
Reports
Religious services
Preparatory materials
Reports on WCRP activity
Additional papers (not listed)
Form letters sent to national and regional WCRP committees
Information for participants
Sample forms
Published reports re: assembly from various countries, 1979-1980

Box 25 off-site
3rd World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Princeton, New Jersey, 1979 (August 29 - September 7)
Publicity
News releases
Public relations
Press lists
Newsclippings
Evaluation forms
Thank-you letters, 1979 (September)
R. R. Diwaker, accident and expenses

Box 26 off-site
3rd World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Princeton, New Jersey, 1979 (August 29 - September 7)
Fundraising and finances, 1975-1979
Material re: issues and activities (not specifically WCRP) with which WCRP and Homer A. Jack were concerned during 1975-1979 [not fully processed as of September 1989]

Paige Box #1 [unprocessed]
General
Coalition for International Cooperation and Peace, 1975
Seventh Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly, 1975
Debate re: racism and Zionism, 1975
Security Council debate re: Temple Mount, 1976
Security Council re: Entebbe situation, 1976
UNESCO controversy, 1974-1975
Human rights of non-citizens, 1976
Habitat, United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, 1976
Law of the Sea Conference, 1976
Committee on Convention Against Taking Hostages, 1976-1977

Paige Box #2 [unprocessed]
General
Philippines/Muslims, 1971-1979
Human rights, 1975-1978
UNA/USA Disarmament Committee, 1978-1979
Indiscriminate Weapons Conference, 1976-1979
North American Coalition for Human Rights in Korea, 1976-1978
World Symposium on Humanity, 1978-1979

SERIES IV: WCRP, 1980-1984
Box 1 off-site
General
Formation of Governing Committee, 1979 (Fall)
Governing Committee: meeting minutes, 1980-
Governing Committee, 1980
Governing Committee, 1981
List of WCRP Offices, [1981?]
Meeting of WCRP officials and friends, Beijing (China), 1982 (May)
Memoranda to officers, 1982-1983
Personnel
Correspondence re: Associate Secretary, 1980
Correspondence with S. K. Chaturvedi, 1980-1982
Correspondence re: Associate Secretary, 1982
Reports, 1980-
Financial reports and budgets, 1980-
U.S. taxes, 1983
Publications, 1980-
Statements, 1980-

Box 2 off-site
General
Correspondence with Angelo I. Fernandes, 1980-1981
WCRP/Canada, 1980-1981
WCRP/Europe, 1980-1982
Meeting minutes
Reports
Committee for Active Hope
Correspondence with Maria A. Lucker
WCRP/India, 1980-1982
WCRP/Japan, 1980
Correspondence
Newsletters
Correspondence with Dana McLean Greeley, 1980

Box 3 off-site
General
General Correspondence, 1980

Box 4 off-site
General
General Correspondence, 1981

Box 5 off-site
General
General Correspondence, 1982

Box 6 off-site
General
Asian Conference on Religion and Peace II, New Delhi (India), 1981 (November)

Box 7 off-site
General
Establishment of Niwano fellowships, 1980
Homer A. Jack trip to China, 1980
Informal Consultation on a United Nations World Disarmament Campaign, Lake Mohonk, New York, 1981
Moscow trip, October1981 [cancelled]
World religious leaders at Second United Nations Special Session on Disarmament, ca. 1981
Multi-religious missions to world capitals for the Second United Nations Special Session on Disarmament, 1981-1982
Mission to Beijing
Mission to London
Mission to Moscow
Mission to Paris
Mission to Washington
Appeal to delegates at the Second United Nations Special Session on Disarmament, 1982

Box 8 off-site
General
WCRP Khmer Program
Origins, 1979-1980
Correspondence and reports, 1980
Kampuchea/Religion, 1980
Khmer People's National Liberation Front (KPNLF), 1979-1982
Articles by Homer Jack re: Kampuchea/Cambodia, 1978-1981
Mailing list, undated
Statements re: Kampuchea by WCRP, undated
Howard Schomer: correspondence, reports and notes, 1979-1980

Box 9 off-site
General
WCRP Khmer Program
Candidates for Director, 1979-1980
David R. Hawk (hired as Director, 1980)
David R. Hawk: correspondence, reports and articles, 1980-1982
Peter Pond (Office for Buddhism and Peace in Kampuchea/Cambodia at the United Nations), 1980-1981
Son Sann reception and press conference, 1981 (April-May)

Box 10 off-site
General
Choice of venue for 4th assembly, 1981
Nairobi Consultation on WCRP/Africa and 4th assembly, 1982 (August)
All Africa Assembly, Nairobi (Kenya), 1983 (August-September) [see also box 13]
"Religion for Peace in Emerging Africa"
International Preparatory Committee for 4th assembly, 1983 (September) [see also box 13]

Box 11 off-site
General
Commission on the Future, 1984 [files of Homer Jack]

Box 12 off-site
General
Commission on the Future and Nominations Committee, 1983-1984 [files of John Taylor]

Box 13 off-site
4th World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Nairobi, Kenya, 1984 (August 23-31)
International Preparatory Committee and All-Africa Assembly, 1983 (September) [see also box 10)
Pre-assembly correspondence: Asia
Pre-assembly correspondence: Africa
Pre-assembly correspondence: WCRP Nairobi Office
Pre-assembly correspondence: USA, Canada and Latin America
Pre-assembly correspondence: Europe
Correspondence with speakers
Correspondence with fraternal delegates

Box 14 off-site
4th World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Nairobi, Kenya, 1984 (August 23-31)
John A. Radano (Multi-Religious Service)
Evdokimoff/Faerber/D'Alessandri: correspondence, etc.
Travel subsidies and interpretation expenses
Mailings to participants
Returned "Confidential" forms
Returned "Urgent" forms; correspondence re: visas for Kenyan/s
Media coverage: newsclippings; suggestions for new logo
Questionnaires returned by participants
Registration form (sample)

Box 15 off-site
4th World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Nairobi, Kenya, 1984 (August 23-31)
Misc. correspondence
Report by Norma Levitt
Speeches
Report "From Princeton to Nairobi," by Homer A. Jack (Secretary-General)
Conference documents
Material re: issues and activities (not specifically WCRP) with which WCRP and Homer A. Jack were concerned during 1980-1984 [not fully processed as of September 1989]

SERIES V: WCRP Report
Box 1
WCRP Report
1971-date

SERIES VI [Acc.72A-229]
Box 1
Poddak
Toronto Conference
India Conference
Bangladesh After Independence
General Articles
Miscellaneous

Box 2
Bangladesh Description
November Consultation
Bangladesh 1972

Box 3
General Committee documents
United Nations Security Council documents

Box 4
United Nations Security Council
General Assembly
Western Pakistan Material
Bangladesh Religions
Bangladesh Action

Box 5
United Nations Subcommittee
Human Rights Inquiry Bangladesh
Bangladesh Gvoernment
Bangladesh Information Center
Biharis
U.S. Policy
United Nations Food

Box 6
Indian Material
Ecumenical Writers, January 1972 National Council of Churches Conference, Kansas City, Missouri
Ecumenical Writers, January 1972 Material from other organizations

Box 7
World Peace Council Moscow Congress, 1973
World Food Conference

Box 8
World Food Conference [2 folders]

Box 9
World Food (Rome) Conference Follow-up
PAN - 1974 newspaper of World Food Conference

SERIES VII [Acc.77A-093/Acc. 80A-023]
Box 1
Carlson Coalition
Seventh Special Session of General Assembly 1975
Seventh Speical Session Major Reports
Racism and Zionism Debate
Zionism and Racism (2)

Box 2
Zionism and Racism (3)
Temple Mount 1976
Special Council on Entebbe 1976
Human Rights of Non-Citizens 1976

Box 3
Habitat 1976
Law of the Sea 1976 (2)
Hostage Session 1976 through 1977

Box 4
Ad Hoc Committee
Indian Government
Major Articles

Box 5
Indian Opinion of Swaraj
Indians in Democracy
India Miscellany to January 10, 1976
Human Rights-Knea 1976
Korea I 1974 through 1979

Box 6
Bangladesh Reference Material, 1972 through 1978
Bangladesh Hill Tracts Reference Material 1978 through 1980
China Reference Material 1970 through 1978
India Reference Material 1975 through 1979
Israel (Human Rights) Reference Material, 1976

Box 7
Philippines I 1971 through 1977
Philippines II 1973 through 1976

Box 8
Philippines/Muslims

Box 9
Human Rights Reference Material 1975 through 1978
United Nations Association/USA Disarmament Committee 1978 through 1979
Disarmament: Indiscriminate Weapons Conference, 1976 through 1979
North American Coalition for Human Rights in Korea, 1976 through 1978
North American Coalition for Human Rights Related Material, 1976 through 1978
World Symposium on Humanity 1978 through 1979

Box 10
Temple of Understanding Periodicals, 1969 through 1976

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL
Box 1 [received as mailings from WCRP]
General
Material, 1980-1982
Material, 1983
Material, 1984
4th World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Nairobi, Kenya, 1984 (August 23-31)
Material, 1985
South African Chapter, 1985-1986
Material, 1986
Material, 1987
Material, 1988
Material, 1989
5th World Assembly of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, Melbourne (Australia), 1989 (January)
Material, 1990
Material, 1991
Material, 1994-1995
Material, undated


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