Religion: Peace Talk with Japan

Japan is sending its No. 1 churchman, Bishop Yoshimune Abe, and its No. 1 Christian, trachoma-cured Toyohiko Kagawa, to a peace parley with U.S. church leaders at Riverside, Calif, next week. Its purpose as stated by the Japanese: "Prayer and to explore ways to preserve peace between Japan and the United States."

U.S. churchmen seem somewhat mystified, but agree that there is much 'to discuss. Possible added subjects include the treatment of U.S. missionaries in Occupied China; the Japanese decrees replacing foreign-mission executives in Japan with natives; and the severing of U.S. financial ties with the Japanese missions, to which churches...

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