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Jason White, Religion News ServiceWhether you agree or disagree with how William Sloan Coffin conducted his ministry, it is a fact that he was one of the giants in the Presbyterian Church. He spoke on behalf of those without voice during a time when much of what he said needed to be said.
c. 2006 Religion News Service
"The Rev. William Sloane Coffin Jr., a fiery and controversial social activist, Presbyterian minister and author who saw social justice "at the heart of the Gospel," died Wednesday (April 12). He was 81.
Coffin, who had been suffering from congestive heart failure, died at his home in rural Strafford, Vt.
He rose to prominence in the 1960s as Yale University's chaplain, a position he used to great effect to campaign against the Vietnam War and fight for civil rights for blacks...."
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