@ MI@ MSS 756
H I S T O R Y Metropolitan Area Church
11- 1/ 2 cubic feet
Provenance: The Ohio Bistorical Society acquired the
Metropolitan Area Church Board Records as a gift of the Board,
through the auspices of the president, Richard Trelease, in
May 1981. David Gray prepared the preliminary inventory in
Property rights: The Ohio Historical Society owns the property
rights to this collection.
Copyrights: The Metropolitan Area Church Board has dedicated
such copyrights as it possesses in this collection to the public.
Consideration of all other copyrights is the responsibility of
the author and publisher.
Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations
of the Ohio Historical Society.
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite collection name,
collection number, and the Ohio Historical Society in all foot-note
and bibliographic references.
Transfer: Newsletters and other publications of the Metropolitan
Area Church Board were transferred to the Library Department in
Organizational sketch: The Metropolitan Area Church Board
resulted from the merger of the Columbus Area Council of
Churches and the Inter- Church Board for Metropolitan Affairs
in late 1967. The Columbus Area Council of C! lurches and Inter-
Church Board for Metropolitan Affairs, founded in 1945 and
1966 respectively, merged to " develop a single ecumenical
instrument at the metropolitan level." The MACB is composed
of denominational and local church council representatives
from the metropolitan Columbus area. The objectives of the
MACB are to promote spiritual and secular ecumenism. MACB
promotes Christian unity by developing " official and personal
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and developing " official Christian- Jewish relations." It
also strives to improve the social, economic, and educational
conditions of the greater Columbus community by promoting
racial justice, reforming the welfare system, and developing
anti- poverty programs. The MACB has served as a model for the
ecumenical movement in the United States through its Protestant-
Roman Catholic programs of cooperation and community development.
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