Religion: Russians in Church

On the red-hot question of religion-in-Russia a new voice spoke. It belonged to Dr. Ralph Washington Sockman, whose Sunday morning Radio Pulpit (NBC) pulls 4,000 letters a week. Back from the same Soviet-sponsored tour of the U.S.S.R. that convinced Southern Baptist Louie D. Newton that Russia was in a fair way to hit the sawdust trail (TIME, Aug. 26), Park Avenue Methodist Sockman, writing in the Christian Century, stuck prudently to factual reporting, left the enthusiasm to Baptist Louie. Excerpts:

"On our first Sunday in Moscow our delegation of seven divided its attendance between the Russian Orthodox Cathedral and a Baptist...

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