Edwin T. Dahlberg

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Edwin T. Dahlberg (27 December 1892 – September 1986) was an American Baptist church leader. Rev. Dahlberg was known for his strong efforts to promote social justice and peacemaking.[1]


Rev. Edwin T. Dahlberg was President of American Baptist Churches USA, (1946–1947) and President of the National Council of Churches USA (1957–1960). Rev. Dahlberg helped found the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Baptist Peace Fellowship. Rev. Dahlberg advocated pacifism during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Rev. Dahlberg received the Gandhi Peace Award. A graduate of Colgate Rochester Divinity School, he later served as trustee of his alma mater.[2]

American Baptist Churches USA named the Dahlberg Peace Award after Rev. Dahlberg. In 1964 Martin Luther King, Jr. was the first recipient.

Selected works[edit]

  • Youth and the Homes of Tomorrow (1942)
  • The Book of Revival (1951)
  • In the Unity of the Faith (1960)
  • This is the rim of East Asia (1962)
  • Herald of Evangel;: 60 years of American Christianity (1965)



Other sources[edit]

Dahlberg, Keith Edwin T. Dahlberg, Pastor, Peacemaker, Prophet (Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Judson Press 1998)ISBN 978-0817012779

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