Religion: Comity: Feb. 28, 1927

A great, although rarely admitted, obstacle to consolidations of Christian denominations, is property. No owner of tangible property likes to trade without profit. None the less, Universalists and Congregationalists have sought union. Since 1925 a commission of the National Council of Congregational Churches has conferred with a like commission of the Universalist General Convention.

Last week these commissions published, from Boston, their joint recommendations: "We believe the basis of vital Christian unity is a common acceptance of Christianity as primarily a way of life [i. e., a moral code]. Assent to an official...

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