Religion: Women in the Church

There are probably more restrictions—legal or traditional—attaching to women in the Christian Church than in any other field in this country.

This statement was the nub of a survey, "Woman's Status in Protestant Churches," published last week by the Federal Council of Churches. It was based on a questionnaire sent to 5,380 active churchwomen of eight denominations (Northern Baptist, Congregational-Christian, Disciples of Christ, Episcopal, United Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Quaker).

Many a U. S. male of A.D. 1940 carries his religion as he carries a charge account —in his wife's name. But though the majority of...

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