RELIGIOUS MATTERS (RM)

                                                       (2.8 linear feet; Boxes 1-7)

 

A primary category containing information pertaining to religions and religious matters.

 

Subject categories and sub-categories fully available for research are bolded. Closed categories and sub-categories have a simple phrase describing their contents.

 

                                    DESCRIPTION OF SECONDARY FILE CODES

 

File Code                               Description

 

RM                                          Religious Matters (0.8 ft; boxes 1-2)

A secondary subject category containing material pertaining to the separation of church and state; the Church Audit Procedure Act of 1983; the National Sanctity of Human Life Day (1984); the issue of a White House chapel and chaplain for the President; the IRS policy toward church schools; the possible surveillance of churches; and to religious responses to the Administration's policy in Central America and regarding abortion.

 

RM010                                   Bibles (two folders; box 2)

A subject category containing material pertaining to the Presidential Proclamation that 1983 would be the "Year of the Bible";  particular passages from the scriptures; the oath of office; and to Bible study groups.  (There is additional material regarding the "Year of the Bible" in the WHORM: Alpha File).

 

RM020                                   Prayers - Prayer Periods (1.4 ft; boxes 3-6)

A subject category containing material pertaining to the proposed School Prayer Amendments; National School Prayer Day; National Prayer Breakfast; the Equal Access Act; and the President being remembered in individual prayers or masses.

 

RM030                                   Religions (two folders; box 6)

A subject category containing material pertaining to Norman Lear's organization, People for the American Way and to religions which are not categorized in a separate secondary category.

 

RM031                                   Catholic (0.2 ft; boxes 6-7)

A subject category containing material pertaining to pastoral letters from American Bishops; Cardinal Cooke of New York; and the President's speech before the Catholic Golden Age Society (1984).

 


RM032                                   Jewish (three folders; box 7)

A subject category containing material pertaining to meetings with Jewish groups and leaders, particularly Aguduth Israel.

 

RM033                                   Protestant Groups (one folder; box 7)

A subject category containing material pertaining to scheduling requests and letters of support.

 

RM033-01                             Adventist Bodies (one folder; box 7)

            Empty folder.

 

RM033-02                             Baptist Bodies (one folder; box 7)

A subject category containing material pertaining to accreditation for Christian schools in Louisville, Nebraska.

 

RM033-03                             Eastern Orthodox Churches (one folder; box 7)

A subject category containing material pertaining to the Orthodox Church in America and the demolition of a Greek Orthodox Church in Turkey.

 

RM033-04                             Episcopalian (one folder; box 7)

A subject category containing material pertaining to the Fifty-sixth Episcopate Congress and sending books to Nigeria.

 

RM033-05                             Friends (one folder; box 7)

            Empty folder.

 

RM033-06                             Jehovah's Witnesses (one folder; box 7)

            Empty folder.

 

RM033-07                             Latter Day Saints (Mormons) (one folder; box 7)

A subject category containing material pertaining to the religious rights of Mormon fundamentalists and correspondence with Ezra Taft Benson.

 

RM033-08                             Lutheran Bodies (one folder; box 7)

A subject category containing material pertaining to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in Istanbul and resolutions of the American Lutheran Church.

 

RM033-09                             Mennonites (one folder; box 7)

            Empty folder.

 

RM033-10                             Methodist Bodies (one folder; box 7)


A subject category containing material pertaining to the Rural Crisis Statement of the Council of Bishops and correspondence with the Rev. Glenn Martin.

 

RM033-11                             Presbyterian Bodies (one folder; box 7)

A subject category containing material pertaining to the 199th General Assembly of Presbyterian Churches (USA); the split between conservative and liberal Presbyterians; and poverty in North Carolina.

 

RM033-99                             Other Protestant Bodies - NEC (one folder; box 7)

A subject category containing material pertaining to the Hollywood Beverly Christian Church; the International Council of Christian Churches; the Reformed Church in America; and the Disciples of Christ.

 

RM039                                   Other Religions - NEC (one folder; box 7)

A subject category containing material pertaining to the Islamic, Buddhist, and Hindu faiths; the Maranatha Campus Ministries; the Church of Scientology; and to a speech Rep. Moynihan delivered regarding Northern Ireland to the American Irish Historical Society (1986).