Foreign News: Persecution

"During the last spring, heated argument developed in foreign countries as to whether religion was or was not being persecuted in the Soviet union," observed a bulletin issued by the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America last week. "The answer to the question depends upon how the word 'persecution' is to be defined. Certainly there has been nothing in Russia that could be fairly compared with the persecutions of the early Christians. . . . There has never been any prohibition of the practice of any form of religious faith in...

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