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Members of the Heldenmuth family board the SS St. Louis in Hamburg harbor. U.S. Government photo, via <a hre="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:StLouisHamburg.jpg">Wikipedia</a>.

JAN 5, 1970 Article

"Intolerance in America" and "America and Refugees"

"Intolerance expressing itself in prejudice and hatred for the Jew will not end there; in fact, it threatens the very structure of democracy and religious ...

Carrie Chapman Catt. Carnegie Council archives.

JAN 4, 1970 Article

Fighting for a Lasting Peace

In the mid-1920s the Church Peace Union and international organization it created, the World Alliance for International Friendship, campaigned hard for a lasting peace.

JAN 4, 1970 Article

INAUGURAL NEWS LETTER - World Alliance for International Friendship Through the Churches

"The one word which Christianity does not know is 'isolation'. Every problem is now a world problem. Everything that effects [sic] one nation effects all ...

Photo of William P. Merrill from our archives

JAN 4, 1970 Article

Hope Rises from Ashes of World War I: CPU President William Merrill

The first major initiative of the Church Peace Union (now Carnegie Council) was an international conference in southern Germany, opening on August 1, 1914. However, in a ...

Reinhold Niebuhr circa 1916

JAN 3, 1970 Article

Patriotism and Altruism: Prize-Winning Essay by Reinhold Niebuhr

As a response to World War I, in 1915-16 the Church Peace Union (now Carnegie Council) launched an innovative program of peace education in churches ...

Andrew Carnegie, 1913. Library of Congress via <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Carnegie#/media/File:Andrew_Carnegie,_three-quarter_length_portrait,_seated,_facing_slightly_left,_1913.jpg">Wikipedia</a>

JAN 3, 1970 Article

Andrew Carnegie's Welcoming Words to Gathering of the Trustees of the CHURCH PEACE UNION [now Carnegie Council] at his Home, February 10, 1914

"Truly, gentlemen, you are making history, for this is the first union of the churches in advocacy of international peace, which I fondly hope, and ...

image of letter from Andrew Carnegie dated 1914

JAN 2, 1970 Article

UNION is the Word! February 4, 1914

What's in a name? Carnegie's preference for "Union" over "Foundation" for the name of his new peace organization likely reflected his insistence that the board ...

Andrew Carnegie

JAN 1, 1970 Article

Andrew Carnegie's New Year Greeting, 1914

"We send this New Year Greeting, January 1, 1914, strong in the faith that International Peace is soon to prevail, thru several of the great powers agreeing ...