Religion: Church on Coal

Precisely to what extent the Church of God should influence the affairs of man is a question that can be answered easily in theory; in practice, the solution presents more complexities. Last week, the Federal Council of Churches published a critical report upon the coal controversy in Western Pennsylvania. The report, with equal severity, censured striking miners for their belligerence to non-strikers, the operators for ejecting strikers from their homes. Constructive suggestions were clearly expressed but not striking in their novelty.

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