majority of the collection concerns the sanctuary movement for Central American refugees.
Sanctuary for military personnel is a small, though significant, part of the collection. This collection was obtained from
the donor's office. Material was received in 3-ring
binders, file folders, and loose. See container listing for arrangement notations.
Gustav H. Schultz was born 1935 in Foley, Alabama, receiving his education at Concordia
Theological Seminary and Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He served pastorates in
Georgia and Illinois before becoming pastor of the University Lutheran Chapel, Berkeley,
California in 1969. This period saw a growing movement against participation in the
Vietnam Conflict as an immoral, illegal, and undeclared war, and the increasing identity
of the church with the moral and ethical issues of choice within the individual
conscience. Responding to this, the University Lutheran Chapel, under Schultz's
leadership, with the support of other churches in the area and the city of Berkeley,
declared a formal resolution of sanctuary. Sanctuary offered "the availability of shelter
and sustenance to military personnel who are conscientiously unable to continue their
participation in the armed forces or in combat duties." (Resolution, Nov. 7, 1971: See,
Box 1 ff 9)
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