Bowen Letter To Allin

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Title

Bowen Letter To Allin

Description

When it came to policy and politics, Allin pulled no punches with his friend, Bush. In 1991, Allin delivered a sermon at St. Ann’s, Kennebunkport, admonishing US policymakers and advising them to focus on domestic issues. The message was seen as directed at Bush, who was present. The sermon made the national newspapers in an article entitled “A word to the wise: cleric tailors Sunday message to fit chief executive.” Gov. Bill Clinton’s Chief of Staff, William H. Bowen, a fellow Arkansian, sent a clipping of the news article to Allin, stating, “You’re right! The World Methodist Mission… invited withdrawal from 'preoccupation' with foreign aid/entanglements…. The Lutheran Church has assumed the same position. Hope the Episcopal Church will do the same.”

Creator

Bowen, William H.

Source

Personal Papers of The Most Reverend John Maury Allin

Date

1991-09-18

Rights

©The Archives of the Episcopal Church, DFMS

Type

Text

Identifier

237

Citation

Bowen, William H. , “Bowen Letter To Allin,” Venture In Ministry: John Maury Allin, accessed August 19, 2019, https://www.episcopalarchives.org/jma-presiding-bishop/items/show/237.