The social gospel was a protestant movement with the intent to explain and fix social problems of the era (1900s - 1930s).
What was it?
The Social Gospel was a movement within the Protestant Christian, lead by numerous activists, with the intent to apply Christian ethics to solve social problems such as inequality, liquor, crime, slums, child labor, poverty and so on.
What did it do?
It became part of the Progressive Era in America. They leaders were important people such as Richard T. Ely, Washington Gladden and [Walter Rauschenbusch].
The Social Gospel was a religious font used to address these a repulsive issues a of the time. It had inspired many reformers and did in fact create and help address the problems of the time; such as a Jane Adams who created a settlement house. Another feat was the creation of the YMCA which is incredibly is still going strong to this day. Take note: most protestants a were Pro-Prohibition (favored BANNING alcohol) and strongly denied the teachings of a Darwinism, especially in the South.