Great Words: Challenging our Own Discomfort

William Sloane Coffin, Jr. served as chaplain of Yale University and Williams College, and was senior minister of Riverside Church in New York City. He was a prominent peace activist, civil rights “Freedom Rider,” indicted by the government in the Benjamin Spock conspiracy trial, and was immortalized as Rev. Sloane in the Doonsebury comic Strip. Coffin passed away in 2006.