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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with James Lawson, October 24, 1983. Interview F-0029. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

The Committee of Southern Churchmen and their publication <cite>Katallgete</cite>

Through Campbell, Lawson had contact with the Committee of Southern Churchmen. One of the most important outreaches of that organization was the journal <cite>Katallgete</cite>, a Greek word meaning "be reconciled."

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Oral History Interview with James Lawson, October 24, 1983. Interview F-0029. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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DALLAS A. BLANCHARD:
How would you characterize the Committee of Southern Churchmen as an organization?
JAMES A. LAWSON:
Well, I really wasn't close to it except through Will, and I, I thought primarily as the vehicle that essentially Will formed and reorganized for the purpose of providing himself with a basic organizational leverage or platform to organize his ministries around. So that's really how I thought ... I wasn't aware in those years in the '60's they had that many meetings. They did more relating to Will Campbell by phone calls and correspondence than they really did have that many meetings.
DALLAS A. BLANCHARD:
OK.
JAMES A. LAWSON:
They sustained and supported his work and his philosophy. Of course, the magazine became fairly a prophetic voice, it seemed to me at least, but again, how widely circulated it was I don't know.