Religion: Christian Council

In Cleveland last week the word went out that the Reds were coming. The patrioteers stiffened their sinews. The Reds were 500 delegates to an "emergency conference" of the United Christian Council for Democracy.* Among them were such innocuous clergymen as Episcopal Bishop Beverley D. Tucker of Ohio, such unsubversive characters as Methodist Bishop Francis John McConnell of New York, Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr of Union Theological Seminary (chairman of the Council)—and a couple of sure-enough fellow travelers, Methodist Rev. Dr. Harry Frederick Ward and Episcopalian Rev. William Benjamin ("Bill") Spofford. One William...

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