** FILE ** Rev. William Sloane Coffin, center, followed by his sister Mary Lindsey, left, arrives at the Federal Building in Boston in this May 20, 1968 file photo. Coffin and four others including Dr. Benjamin Spock were preparing to go on trial on charges of conspiring to counsel young men to evade the draft. Coffin was a former Yale University chaplain known for his peace activism during the Vietnam War and his work for social justice. (AP Photo)
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How Vietnam War Protests Helped Mold America’s Modern Christian Right

For decades mainline Protestants united liberal leaders with more conservative churchgoers. That union proved unsustainable in the wake of 1968.