If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away---Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

William Sloane Coffin: pastor, social activist, peacemaker

Finished this ink drawing of William Sloane Cofin for my series Artisans of Social Change.

Rev. William Sloane Coffin (1924-2006)was a liberal Protestant cleric, social activist and international peacemaker. Coffin was pastor of famous interdenominational Riverside Church in New York City for many years, who publicly opposed the war in Vietnam, calling for civil disobedience, was part of the Southern Freedom movement (he hosted Rev. Dr. Martin Luther Luther King Jr. at Riverside), supporter of gay rights, and a strong advocate of nuclear disarmament.

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