Evangelical Social Congress

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The Evangelical Social Congress (German: Evangelisch-Sozialer Kongress, ESK) was a social-reform movement of German evangelists founded in Whitsuntide in 1890.

Various groups were united in the Congress, although, in the end, the Congress failed to set forth a united programme of "Christian socialism" (more so because people like Friedrich Naumann and Adolf Stoecker would depart from the Congress).

The Congress never carried a large membership, and was only marginal compared to the Verein für Socialpolitik, an organization that currently still exists.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Harry Liebersohn. Religion and Industrial Society: The Protestant Social Congress in Wilhelmine Germany. American Philosophical Society. ISBN 1-4223-7450-5.
  • Max Maurenbrecher (1903). "The Evangelical Social Congress in Germany". American Journal of Sociology. 9 (1): 24–36. doi:10.1086/211193.
  • Max Maurenbrecher (1903). "The Moral and Social Tasks of World Politics ("Imperialism")". American Journal of Sociology. 6 (3): 307–315. doi:10.1086/210978.