Religion: Toward Unity & Back

Crabwise march God's churches, usually, as they creep slowly toward Christian Unity. For believers in this great concept, to which the Roman Catholics alone offer a great obstacle (papal supremacy), last week was an active one. Churchmen took two steps forward, only one step backward.

Forward. At the Oxford Conference on Church & State last summer (TIME, July 26), non-Roman churchmen from all over the world agreed in principle to the establishment of a World Council of Churches. To choose ten U. S. delegates to a preliminary conference which, in Utrecht, The Netherlands...

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