Religion: Unity if not Union

Important Episcopalian, Presbyterian and Methodist clergymen secluded themselves for two days last week at Atlantic City and made a reasonable effort to find means of merging their churches, of phrasing a simple creed acceptable to their coreligionists.

When the churchmen left their retreat, led by Episcopalian Bishop Edward Lambe Parsons of San Francisco, they could say (it was an important pronouncement): "In the matters coming before us for consideration, we find ourselves and the communions we represent in their formal pronouncement in substantial agreement.

"So far as other than theological and ecclesiastical factors were...

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