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The Liberated Zone is Here, 1968: "The 'Free' Church of Berkeley's Hippies," "The Hippies' Pastor is Ordained"
Berkeley Free Church
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Graduate Theological Union
South Campus Community Ministry
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Graduate Theological Union
Berkeley Free Church Collection
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Copyright 1968 by the Christian Century. Reprinted by permission from the April 10, 1968 issue of the Christian Century ( . Subscriptions: $49/year from P.O. Box 378, Mt. Morris, IL 61054. 1-800-208-4097
Christian Century
Christian Century, 104 S. Michigan Ave., Suite #700, Chicago, IL 60603
Copyright 1968 by the Christian Century
This flier reprinted two articles from The Christian Century, April 10, 1968: Robert A. McKenzie, "The 'Free' Church of Berkeley's Hippies," and Elsie Thomas Culver, "The Hippies' Pastor is Ordained." The flier also adds that Jock Brown has joined the church and describes the focus of the overall ministry. In 1969, Brown published "The Liberated Zone: A Guide to Christian Resistance." The opening citation is Paul's letter to the Romans 8:2, "For nature itself will be liberated out of enslavement to corruption, into the glorious freedom of the sons of God." (Brown's translation) One of the first printed uses of the submarine logo. The image is based on the Yellow Submarine song by the Beatles, popular in the Berkeley activist community at this time, and as a symbol of unity. The peace cross uses the peace sign, based on the semaphore for"N" nuclear and "D" disarmament, to the traditional cross orb design, and is still the logo for the Episcopal Peace Fellowship. Rev. Lyle Grosjean, Episcopal priest in the Haight-Ashbury, had the cross designed in 1967 for the EPF. He also had jewelry made, sold to support the ministry. In the 1967 Episcopal convention in Seattle he gave the cross to Bishop Pike, who said that he would wear it until the war was over. He also was buried with the cross. The omega symbol stood for the peace movement. The symbol represents electrical resistance (ohm) as in slowing down the war machine and as the last letter of the Greek alphabet, the end of the draft and war.
Flier; 8 1/2 x 11 in. (21.6 x 27.9 cm.).
GTU 89-5-016;
Berkeley Free Church (Berkeley, Calif.)
York, Richard L
Ecumenical movement--United States--History--20th century
Ordination--Episcopal Church
Hippies--Religious life
Berkeley (Calif.)
York, Richard L.;

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