Religion: Churchmen Look at Cinema

When churchmen discuss the cinema it is usually in terms of censorship. Unusual was the appointment last week by the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America of a cinema commission which, instead of trying to weed out the bad, will attempt to find the good—recommend cinema for church programs; dispense cineminformation; encourage films promoting international goodwill; study the relation between the cinema and public welfare.

Preachers throughout the U. S. compose the commission, under an executive committee of eleven. Chairman is William C. Redfield of Brooklyn, N. Y., Secretary of Commerce in the Wilson Cabinet, president of the National Institute...

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