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International Council of Religious Education, The.

Rapid spread of the Sunday* school beginning in the 1780s led to formation of S. S. unions to meet the need for cooperation. The 1st S. S. Conv. was held 1832 in NYC Internat. convs. began in the 1870s. The 1905 internat. conv. adopted the name “The International Sunday School Association.” The S. S. Council of Ev. Denominations was organized 1910. These 2 organizations united 1922 to formThe Internat. S. S. Council of Religious Educ., later called The Internat. Council of Religious Educ., which in November 1950 became the Division of Christian Education of the National* Council of Chs. of Christ in the USA ACM

See also Adult Education; Protestant Education in the United States; Union Movements, 13.

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