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North Phoenix Corporate Ministry Collection
GTU 98-11-02  
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Description
The North Phoenix Corporate Ministry was a group of Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant Congregations in northern Phoenix, AZ who worked together in areas of education, worship, social concern, creative arts, and communication. Included are administrative files, program files, financial records, information on organizations, news clippings, photographs, negatives, slides, audiotapes, and a video.
Background
The North Phoenix Corporate Ministry was a group of Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant Congregations in northern Phoenix, AZ who worked together in areas of education, worship, social concern, creative arts, and communication. In 1966, William Smith, the minister of Cross Roads Methodist Church, Samuel Lindamood, the minister of Orangewood Presbyterian Church, and Theodore Knotter, minister of the North Congregational Church of the Beatitudes, began meeting to become better aware of how they could work together. In the same year, Father John Odou, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish, had brought together a group of Catholic lay people interested in interfaith activities and ecumenical involvement. Following various joint worship services, discussions, and events, in 1967, clergy and laity of St. Francis and the Protestant congregations joined together to form the North Phoenix Corporate Ministry. Goals and structures were focused around: 1. Prayer, both private and in interfaith services; 2. Dialogue, both casual and professional; and 3. Social Action, churches working together on programs. In 1970, Sister Mary Christine Athans, a participant in the early organizing discussions and meetings, was appointed the Executive Director. From the beginning, both clergy and laity together were involved in the Ministry's development.
Extent
7 boxes 5 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological Union as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.