PASTORAL CARE NETWORK FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.
RECORD GROUP NUMBER 050
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CITATION: Pastoral Care Network for Social Responsibility records, RG 050, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.
The Pastoral Care Network for Social Responsibility (PCNSR) had its roots in a caucus convened by Howard J. Clinebell at the annual convention of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors in April 1983. About 50 people met to share concerns about the threat of nuclear war and the relationship between that threat and the emotional and spiritual health of people. An organization called Pastoral Counselors for Social Responsibility was formed, with Clinebell serving as chair. Its goals were to raise awareness of the nuclear threat among pastoral counselors and to develop a network of support through which individuals could actively pursue peace.
In 1984, the Steering Committee of PCSR sought to broaden this network to include members of other pastoral care and counseling organizations. The College of Chaplains had held programs on the nuclear threat at its 1982 and 1983 conventions, and the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education was forming a Task Force on Social Issues. In November 1984 representatives from these and other organizations met in Chicago to form the Pastoral Care Network for Social Responsibility. By 1986, PCNSR included members from the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, the College of Chaplains, the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, the American Protestant Correctional Chaplains Association, the Association for Mental Health Clergy, the Canadian Association for Pastoral Education, the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, and the Religion Division of the American Association for Mental Deficiency.
In 1987, PCNSR became part of the International Pastoral Care Network for Social Responsibility (IPCNSR), which was formed at a pastoral counseling conference in Melbourne, Australia.
Historical information on PCSNR was taken from the membership directory in Folder 23, and from the IPCNSR web site at http://www.ipcnsr-peace.org/IPCNSR/history.htm (last accessed 17 March 2006).
The records of the Pastoral Care Network for Social Responsibility reflect the history of the organization from its founding as Pastoral Counselors for Social Responsibility through the founding of the International Pastoral Care Network for Social Responsibility. Included are meeting agendas and minutes, newsletters, correspondence, membership directories, and financial documents. Several folders contain documents on the founding of the IPCNR and on an international conference held in Prague in 1989.
Files in this record group are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Pitts Theology Library holds numerous archival collections related to the work of PCNSR. Of particular interest are the records of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (RG 010) and the records of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (RG 001). See also the personal papers of Howard Clinebell (MSS 254). For a list of all pastoral care and counseling collections that are available for research use in the Archives and Manuscripts Department of Pitts, see the online subject guide.
BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION/DATE 1 1 ACPE Section, 1985-1986 1 2 Brochure, 1985-1986 1 3 Canadian Association for Pastoral Education, 1985-1986 1 4 Charter and By-laws, 1985-1986 1 5 Conference Call, 1987 Jul 28 1 6 Conference Call, 1988 Jun 30 1 7 Denominational Responses, 1985 1 8 Dialogue '88 1 9 Executive Committee, 1984 1 10-11 Executive Committee, 1985 1 12-13 Executive Committee, 1986 1 14 Executive Committee, 1987 1 15 Executive Committee, 1988-1989 1 16 Executive Committee, Member Contact Information, 1985-1988 1 17-18 Finances, 1985-1989 1 19 Goals and Objectives, 1989 1 20-22 International Pastoral Care Network for Social Responsibility, 1985- 1989 1 23 Membership Directory, undated 1 24 Membership Inquiries, undated 1 25 Minutes, 1983-1989 1 26 Miscellaneous, 1985-1989 1 27 Mission Statement/Appeal, 1985-1986 1 28-29 Newsletter, 1985-1989 1 30 Non-stock Corporation Annual Reports, 1986-1987 1 31 Physicians for Social Responsibility, 1985-1986 1 32 Prague Conference, 1989 1 33 Press Release, 1985 1 34 Professionals' Coalition for Nuclear Arms Control, 1987 1 35 Steering Committee, 1983-1985 1 36 Tax-Exempt Status Applications, 1985-1990