General Board of Religious Education. Minutes

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General Board of Religious Education. Minutes


  • 1911-1919 (Creation)


.5 cu.ft. (1 box partial)

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The General Board of Religious Education was established by General Convention in 1910 to develop and unify the Church’s religious instruction efforts. By 1916, the Board had organized itself into four departments focused on elementary, high school, collegiate, and seminary instruction. The Board helped to establish diocesan education boards to facilitate dissemination of the teacher training and curricula they developed. It also hosted conferences, established summer schools and campus ministries, recruited postulants and studied seminary education, and published a magazine, The Leader in Religious Education. The independent General Board was incorporated into the new Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and National Council in 1919, when it became known as the Department of Religious Education.

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The minutes document the Church's work in the field of religious education carried out by the General Board of Religious Education from its inception in 1911 to its dissolution in the 1960s. The General Board’s records are confined to the minutes of the Executive Committee.


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