Religion: How Dare We?

The Federal Council of Churches, most sonorous mouthpiece of U. S. Protestantism, is fond of giving its constituent churches prayers, litanies, orders of worship, to enrich evangelical services, which are often stereotyped and colorless. Lately the Federal Council's Committee on Worship urged Evangelicals to observe the feasts of the Christian Year more fully, to try out a new season called Kingdom-tide (after Trinity Sunday), representing the concept of the Church in action. Last fortnight the Federal Council's Department of Race Relations issued a "prayer of penitence" for churches to employ when they...

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