History of student Christian ministries

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Start Date: 
Mon, 10/01/1990
End Date: 
Fri, 03/15/1991

Coordinated by the Council for Ecumenical Student Christian Ministry (CESCM) and supported by eleven denominations as well as the National Student YWCA, this initiative supported the research, development, and production of educational and historical resources for a multifaceted program of revitalization of student Christian ministries in the U.S.A. Primary and secondary research was conducted in order to provide an accurate picture of 20th century student Christian movements and their relationship to sponsoring denominations. The project developed self-study materials and print and video resources to be used at the 1990 National Ecumenical Gathering of Student Christian Conferences. The project probed into the riddle: What happened to the once flourishing network of student Christian ministries? The virtual disappearance of these organizations has been overlooked and unexplained for the last two decades.