Religion: 100

"We proclaim to a world which is once again madly preparing for war that the gospel of God as revealed in Jesus Christ . . . leaves us with no other choice but to refuse to sanction or participate in war. . . . We affirm our faith that the mission of the church today is to witness with singleness of heart, at whatever cost, to the power of good to overcome evil, of love to conquer hatred, of the Cross to shatter the sword."

So said a lengthy "Affirmation of Christian Pacifist Faith" drawn up last week. In the world of...

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