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A New Urban Ministry

As social change erupted, cities became a testing ground…

Homosexual Organizations

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Dialogue Between Clergy and Homosexuals

McIlvenna reported his experiences to national Methodist leaders who agreed to support him and the Glide Urban Center in convening clergy and homosexual leaders for an extended dialogue. This first-ever consultation–16 clergyman from across the U.S. and 14 homosexual persons from San Francisco–took took place from May 31 to June 2, 1964, at the White Memorial Conference Center in Mill Valley, California.

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Ralston L. White Retreat in Mill Valley, California

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Ralston L. White Retreat web site: http://www.uccr.org/rlw.htm.