Religion: Bursting Baptists

Nothing less than "Problems Threatening the Welfare of the Entire Human Race" were on the agenda for hot discussion last fortnight when 2,000 Northern Baptists convened in Colorado Springs. Hard-shelled delegates wished to stick to the oldtime religion, to wrestle with old- time problems like dancing and card-playing in church buildings. But liberal Baptists felt that the time had come for their church to burst its religious bonds, step out into social, economic and political arenas. To that end. months ago, the Christian Social Action Commission had prepared a 15,000-word report. Baptists up &...

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