Religion: Congregational Christian Church

Biggest projected mergers among Protestants are those of the Episcopal, Methodist and Presbyterian Churches, debated last year but as yet far from actu- ality. Also projected is the union of the five most important Presbyterian and Reformed groups, but this received a set-back last month when the Dutch Reformed and Southern Presbyterian Churches announced they would hear no more of it.

Last week a merger was, almost miraculously, realized. In Seattle the Congregational and Christian Churches met in joint convention, consummated a long-planned union. Representing 6,670 congregations and 3,000,000 church constituents, the...

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