In 1967, the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) is established.

Founders include the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, two bodies within the United Methodist Church, the Executive Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church, two bodies within the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., the Board for Homeland Missions of the United Church of Christ, the Board of American Missions of the Lutheran Church in America, the American Jewish Committee, and the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice.

The IFC0’s charge is to fund organizations cultivating self-determination and empowerment in poor communities.

 

Reference:  Jennifer Harvey, Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation(2014) at p. 110.

 

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