Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Funeral for Rev. William Sloane Coffin is THURSDAY

Posted: Wednesday, 19 April 2006 6:48AM

Funeral Thursday for Former Riverside Church Minister

NEW YORK -- A funeral service for the Rev. William Sloane Coffin, a former Yale University chaplain and minister at Manhattan's Riverside Church, is scheduled for Thursday.

The service will take place at 4 p.m. at Riverside Church and will be open to the public.

Coffin died last week at his home in Vermont. He was 81-years-old.

Coffin was well known for his peace activism during the Vietnam War and his continuing work for social justice in New York.

He retired from Riverside in 1987 to Vermont, but continued traveling the country to lecture.

The Rev. James Forbes Jr., who succeeded Coffin as senior minister of Riverside, is expected to officiate at the service.

[ from WINS radio - forward widely ]

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