Religion: Evanston Irenicon

A church with 8,000,000 communicants, 20,000,000 constituents, 29,000 ministers, an operating budget of $100,000,000 per year and property worth a billion dollars would be the mightiest Protestant church in the U. S. Such a united church has long been the holy dream of U. S. Methodists who first attempted to make it come true by appointing a commission in 1918. Last week in Evanston, Ill., ten bishops and 40 ministers and laymen agreed upon an irenicon which they publicly hoped would result in a merger of...

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