Lift Up Your Voice like a Trumpet: White Clergy and the Civil Rights and Antiwar Movements, 1954-1973

By Michael B. Friedland | Go to book overview

CHAPTER NINE

Peace, peace, to the far and the near, says the Lord; And I will heal them.

ISAIAH 57:19


The Costly Peace

The Antiwar Movement, 1968-1973

Despite the Berrigans' claims of the group's ineffectiveness, Clergy and Laymen Concerned About Vietnam continued its educational and lobbying efforts into the summer of 1968. By July its mailing list exceeded 20,000 people, and the organization had begun to broaden its scope by calling for amnesty for draft resisters. 1 A joint statement issued by CALCAV and signed by Episcopal and Methodist bishops requested the government to grant clemency to the approximately 700 young men imprisoned for resistance and the estimated 5,000 who had gone abroad rather than fight in Vietnam. "It is more for our country's sake, than for their sake, that we plead," they wrote. "Political imprisonments are a shame to any land, but a grievous scandal to those who affirm the promise of American democracy." 2 In late October, a delegation of eleven CALCAV members, including Novak, Neuhaus, and Cox, traveled to France and Sweden to meet with young men who had fled there and help set up liaison teams between them and clergy from the United States. Not all clergy involved in such endeavors were affiliated with CALCAV. Will Camp-

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Introduction 3
  • Chapter One 18
  • Chapter Two 49
  • Chapter Three 70
  • Chpter Four 93
  • Chapter Five 113
  • Chapter Six 140
  • Chapter Seven 164
  • Chapter Eight 189
  • Chapter Nine 213
  • Epilogue 237
  • Notes 253
  • I. Manuscript Collections 287
  • Index 305
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