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"S" is for South Carolina Christian Action Council

South Carolina From A to Z
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"S" is for South Carolina Christian Action Council. The South Carolina Christian Action Council is a statewide ecumenical agency embracing many of the state’s major Christian denominations. It provides educational programs for its constituents and a Christian witness in public affairs. Its origins can be traced to 1933 and the formation of the South Carolina Federated Forces for Temperance and Law Observance. Reorganized in 1951, the organization set for a broader understanding of the agency’s mission. The council became involved in race relations and ministry to the handicapped. Several black denominations joined the council in the 1950s making it the first racially inclusive organization in South Carolina. Through its interchurch cooperation and linkage with other groups, the South Carolina Christian Action Council’s programs pursue a vision of justice for all of the state’s citizens.

Dr. Walter Edgar has two programs on South Carolina Public Radio: Walter Edgar's Journal, and South Carolina from A to Z. Dr. Edgar receivedhisA.B.degreefromDavidson College in 1965 and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1969. After two years in the army (including a tour of duty in Vietnam), he returned to USC as a post-doctoral fellow of the National Archives, assigned to the Papers of Henry Laurens.