Religion: Preachers Present

Episcopal Bishop William Lawrence of Massachusetts was convinced that war was "wickedness, useless and stupid." Against such teachings, Dr. William Thomas Manning wrote to the New York Times that "Our moral sense as a nation is dulled. . . . Our present lack of national spirit is due also in part to a vast amount of well-meant but mistaken and misleading and really unchristian teaching about peace." Soon Dr. Manning, Bishop Lawrence, Episcopal Layman George Wharton Pepper, Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick and others signed a trumpeting manifesto: "Sad is our lot if we...

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