Speaking for Whom? The 1971 Festival of Light and the Search for the ‘Silent Majority’

  title={Speaking for Whom? The 1971 Festival of Light and the Search for the ‘Silent Majority’},
  author={Amy C. Whipple},
  journal={Contemporary British History},
  pages={319 - 339}
This article explores the origins of the Nationwide Festival of Light (NFOL), a largely evangelical organization most closely associated with its central London rally (of the same name) in September 1971. Although many supporters believed that the NFOL would show that the moral liberalization of the 1960s had been pushed by an unrepresentative minority at the expense of a ‘silent majority’ of Christians, some came to believe that active Christians were in fact the true minority in post-war… Expand
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