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Documents concerning YWCA World Fellowship Week followed by materials on the role of religion in the YWCA of the U.S.A. YWCA World Fellowship Week is an international week of prayer, reflection and fundraising reflecting on the YWCA as a world movement. In the United States, the YWCA of the U.S.A. has a national event at the Washington National Cathedral in addition to local observances throughout the country. Publicity and event packets suggest observance services, press releases and other publicity materials and their use. Also included are summary reports of international YWCA work. Additional documents concerning religion in the YWCA of the U.S.A. include a book of meditations by Lilace Reid Barnes, a leadership guide to facilitating group discussions on religion, and correspondence concerning relationships with churches and other issues surrounding Christianity in the YWCA of the U.S.A.
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Religion, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.